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Publications

Standard publications including the college catalog, Pathways magazine, Pathways Update, viewbook, profile, credit and noncredit schedules of classes, student handbook, brochures, and other marketing materials are produced routinely by the staff of the office of public relations and marketing.

Electronic Media

The office of public relations and marketing must be involved in the planning, design, and production of all electronic media, including websites, videos, and computer presentations that serve to promote the college or will be viewed by the general public.   The office of public relations and marketing must also be consulted to ensure that all social media accounts representing a college group or department follow suggested guidelines for social media usage, branding, and general communications.

Publications Planning

The office of public relations and marketing will provide services and assistance in a timely manner with established deadlines when the need for a publication is identified as complementing the college’s marketing and enrollment management strategies.

Publications Production Process

The office of public relations and marketing will approve content and production of all promotional publications and electronic media intended for public distribution to ensure compliance with college and legal guidelines, as well as consistency in content, format, and quality.

Promotional materials include all non-instructional materials intended for distribution to or viewing by students, special target populations, and the general public including:

  • fliers
  • posters
  • certificates
  • advertisements
  • invitations
  • newsletters
  • brochures
  • letterhead
  • business cards
  • websites
  • videos

Exceptions include:

  • instructional materials 
  • research reports
  • grant proposals
  • department annual reports
  • internal committee reports
  • routine office correspondence
  • business office forms

All publication requests must be reviewed by the originator’s supervisor and vice president to determine department or division priority.

Requests that have been approved by the supervisor and vice president must be submitted to the office of public relations and marketing on a “Publication Request” form, available via the portal, to identify need, audience, distribution method, quantity, and budget.

Publication requests are approved and priorities established by the office of public relations and marketing based on consultation with the requestor and established marketing and enrollment management strategies.

College Logo

The HCC graphic identity manual, available from the office of public relations and marketing, provides guidelines for the general use and most common applications of the college logo.  All requests for copies of or use of the college logo must be approved by the office of public relations and marketing.  Requests must include information about where the logo will be used and for what purpose.  The office of public relations and marketing will provide, if appropriate, copies of the logo to the requestor, along with any necessary information to ensure strict compliance with the graphic identity manual.

Policy Manual Review/Revision:   11/09/12