Overview Section Guidelines
Main Body Text
Think: Brief. Academics only. Bird’s-eye view.
What information is appropriate to include on the Overview page?
|Include||Do NOT Include
|Three to five paragraphs of high-level overview, broken up with bullets and subheads as necessary and which may include some or all of the elements below:||Lengthy text that attempts to cover history, selling points, and details of your school|
|Mission statement||General information on BU or Boston (e.g., attractions as a place to study/live)|
|A sentence about which schools compose your college||Information that is available on your own school/college website (e.g., “Why study at…?”)|
|A few sentences about accreditation information and range of academic degrees offered||Detailed list of degrees offered|
|A few sentences about student opportunities and careers at your school||List of programs (these belong in the Programs section)|
|A short summary about college/school resources, services, facilities, research||Specific program requirements (these belong in the Programs section)|
|Dean’s message (not necessary, but appropriate if included)||Policy information (this belongs in the Policies section)|
|Generic contact information||List of faculty or long or detailed administration lists (these belong on your school website)|
|Any other details that belong or already exist in other Bulletin sections or on your school’s website|
As of 2016/2017, the Bulletin will no longer include specific administrative, faculty, or contact information. Contact sidebars will instead point to individual school/college websites.