OSU Events Calendar - Governance and Maintenance

Guiding principles

Our goals for the event calendar include:

  • Reflect the presence, mission and values of the university
  • Provide high-quality information and simplify navigation for calendar users
  • Maintain a modern look and feel and a cohesive appearance



We are happy to receive requests to change or add a filter.  Filters are intended to be audience-centric, intuitive and helpful to people attempting to navigate and locate events.  Users consistently tell us they prefer a short filter list.

We will review filter requests by considering the following questions:

  • Is the filter helpful to a broad and general audience?
  • Does it avoid using OSU-specific terms or jargon?
  • Is it significantly distinct from existing filters?
  • Will a typical user feel it provides the right amount of granularity—not too much or too little?
  • Will it apply to a large number of events and be needed permanently?
  • Does it avoid creating structure that will require frequent updating, such as an organization chart?
  • Can it be used to consolidate or simplify other filters?



How we assess requests to add or change a place

  • Is the place regularly used to host qualified events?
  • Is it distinct from existing places (not a room within or an outside area easily associated with an existing place)?
  • Is there a source of up-to-date information about the place (description, photo)?
  • Does it make sense for users to follow the place
  • If a location, such as a cultural center, is displaced due to renovation, administrators can temporarily update the location.  If a location name changes, such as being named after a donor, this change should also be made.



We will periodically review organizations and filters for value, assessing how frequently they are used by both providers and calendar users.


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