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Greetings, We are in the early stages of replacing our University website content management system and seeking a consulting firm to assist us with the evaluation and selection process.  I would appreciate any recommendations you could pass on for organizations (higher ed experience preferred) that you have worked with previously or would consider for similar future projects. Our initial project phases are listed below. 


Overview

Phase 1 | Discovery. Create a high level audit of design, content and navigation. Work with stakeholders throughout the Pacific University community to assess where we are today and identify website functionality, criteria and needs. Utilize stakeholder information for an audit as well as CMS criteria. This community conversation would engage, involve and create support for the process and develop interest and commitment to selecting a CMS for the University. This phase would include a CMS recommendation and selection.

 

Phase 2 | Information Architecture.  In this phrase a CMS would be selected and an implementation process would be defined. A high-level content and wire frames strategy would be developed, which wouldinclude an Internet and Intranet framework as well as plan for mobile. Visual design concepts would be created.

 

Phase 3 | Content Migration and Governance

Work would occur in-house to build out design, wireframes and content. As needed, consulting firm would support. Content migration, training and launch would begin.


Jim Fleming

Chief Information Officer

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR. 97116


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Saint Peter's College is currently redesigning our website as we have been Granted University status. We have selected WordPress as our CMS. 

Dale Hochstein
CIO
Ellucian
Saint Peter's College

We recently redesigned our website using Drupal. We worked with Segal and Gale who recommended Drupal after evaluating options and NorthPoint who actual built the code for the new site (Which recently won a People's Choice Webby for design). S+G worked with us on Phases 1 and 2 as you outline; NorthPoint took the lead on Phase 2 and developed a migration strategy for content we wished to retain. Staff was primarily responsible for Phase 3. Tom Thomas H. Carnwath Vice President Technology and Information Services Hamilton Hall 320 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Tel: 215-717-6440 [cid:2E14A547-F2EB-486F-9D20-F2F40C38456A] Need Assistance? Call Oops (215-717-6677) to get answers. OTIS will never ask for your personal information or password in an email. Never share this information with anyone. This message and any attachment may contain confidential or privileged information and is intended for the intended individual named as addressee. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately by return email and delete this message and all attachments from your system. Any unauthorized disclosure, use, distribution, or reproduction of this message or any attachments is prohibited and may be deemed unlawful. Please consider the environment before printing this email. From: , Jim > Reply-To: EDUCAUSE Listserv > To: EDUCAUSE Listserv > Subject: [CIO] CMS Evaluation and Selection Greetings, We are in the early stages of replacing our University website content management system and seeking a consulting firm to assist us with the evaluation and selection process. I would appreciate any recommendations you could pass on for organizations (higher ed experience preferred) that you have worked with previously or would consider for similar future projects. Our initial project phases are listed below. Overview Phase 1 | Discovery. Create a high level audit of design, content and navigation. Work with stakeholders throughout the Pacific University community to assess where we are today and identify website functionality, criteria and needs. Utilize stakeholder information for an audit as well as CMS criteria. This community conversation would engage, involve and create support for the process and develop interest and commitment to selecting a CMS for the University. This phase would include a CMS recommendation and selection. Phase 2 | Information Architecture. In this phrase a CMS would be selected and an implementation process would be defined. A high-level content and wire frames strategy would be developed, which wouldinclude an Internet and Intranet framework as well as plan for mobile. Visual design concepts would be created. Phase 3 | Content Migration and Governance Work would occur in-house to build out design, wireframes and content. As needed, consulting firm would support. Content migration, training and launch would begin. Jim Fleming Chief Information Officer Pacific University Forest Grove, OR. 97116 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
We went with Wordpress and have been pleased.
Associate Provost for Technology & Information Systems
Wake Forest University



UC San Diego has been using Hannon Hill's Cascade Server product for several years now.
Our Campus Web Office has an abundance of information about our evaluation, selection and governance process:


Best Regards,
 
MOJGAN A. AMINI
Campus Web Office / User Experience Technologies
University of California, San Diego


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