...how about just an Undergrad portal (already existing at Admissions) and a Graduate portal for all of those specific programs?
Grad Studies *is* the graduate portal, so no need for an extra portal page. The grad badge would just go directly to our online application: http://gradapp.unl.edu
. (Applicants to any UNL grad program must complete our Application for Graduate Admission. Some departments also have their own supplemental app forms.)
I think a plain text link would be fine for that area. I have a sense that the rule against images up there is pretty firm so as to prevent things like this...
I completely agree that we need standards for what can go where. I'm just thinking there's room to open this up a little without totally losing uniformity. Maybe we'd have the choice of using that space for (A) nothing; (B) a list of college-level links, as it was initially conceived; or (C) a single graphical object subject to a set of rules with regard to its dimensions, fonts, whether animation is allowed, etc. Yes, there's a "foot in the door" risk, but this is why we have QA.