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Do individual academic department at your institution have their own independent websites? (Not yourcollege.edu/dept but deptyourcollege.com) And if so how are they managed? Are they used to recruit students?

 

Dr. Robert Paterson

Vice President, Information Technology, Planning & Research

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY 11571

516-678-5000 ex 6443

 

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No! Perhaps there's a 1z 2z out there but they're quickly being "pulled back to the .edu domain" by our PA Dept. >>> Robert Paterson 09/20/11 13:44 PM >>> Do individual academic department at your institution have their own independent websites? (Not yourcollege.edu/dept but deptyourcollege.com) And if so how are they managed? Are they used to recruit students? Dr. Robert Paterson Vice President, Information Technology, Planning & Research Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY 11571 516-678-5000 ex 6443 ********** 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/.
Each department has their own web editor that manages the contend of their web pages. Marketing group has jurisdiction over the standards by which the web editors must follow. ITS help with technical problems and training. God bless, Sam Young Chief Information Officer Point Loma Nazarene University Individualization ~ Achiever ~ Learner ~ Belief ~ Activator ________________________________ From: Robert Paterson Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:40:58 -0700 To: "CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" Subject: [CIO] Departmental websites Do individual academic department at your institution have their own independent websites? (Not yourcollege.edu/dept but deptyourcollege.com) And if so how are they managed? Are they used to recruit students? Dr. Robert Paterson Vice President, Information Technology, Planning & Research Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY 11571 516-678-5000 ex 6443 ********** 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/.
On your main website correct? Not independent sites? Rob Dr. Robert Paterson Vice President, Information Technology, Planning and Research Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY rpaterson@molloy.edu ________________________________________
Correct. God bless, Sam Young Chief Information Officer Point Loma Nazarene University Individualization ~ Achiever ~ Learner ~ Belief ~ Activator >
Dear Robert,
In the Humanities at UCLA, the departments have their own independent websites, which we host and design/redesign. They are all run on our Joomla CMS. The departments themselves are responsible for the content, and several of them DO use them to recruit mainly grad students.
Regards,
Annelie Rugg, Ph.D.
Director/Humanities CIO
UCLA Center for Digital Humanities
annelie@humnet.ucla.edu || 310-903-7691


Message from dthibeau@post03.curry.edu

Curry College also has department web sites (and editors) within the context of our main site. They do not have their own (with the exception of Athletics). Like with Sam's university, our Marketing department enforces certain standards. The difference is that our IT department does not provide support or training. Dennis
Message from mike.cunningham@pct.edu

Penn College is the same as Point Loma Nazarene
Robert,
  • With the exception of one school, all department web sites are hosted on one of the university web sites.
  • URL's are of the form http://www.wfu.edu/physics.
  • Most offices, centers, and institutes use third-level domains, while mostly running on our servers. Departments are allowed third-level-domains, but most have not pursued them.
  • Visual and identity standards are encouraged through providing good tools and templates provided by our office of Communications and External Relations, but adherence to standards are not required. We just make it easier to adopt the standard than to roll your own.
    • Part of this "easier" way is availability of content management system with templates centrally managed supporting the visual identity standards.
  • Departments maintain their own content.
  • Recruiting students is one of the principal goals of these site.
  • Departments are strongly encouraged to have a fresh, content-rich, navigable, and attractive sites, whether or not they meet the visual identity standards.
  • We are seeing our first interest in the use of Google Sites as the platform for a few sites.
Rick

Rob,

 

We are getting increasing requests from our academic departments for a web presence much broader than marketing but also as an opportunity for professionals to engage across colleges and universities.  All of our departments have .edu based pages that fall under the responsibility of our marketing and communications group.  The academic folks are not satisfied with this level of presence of the web.

 

Bruce

 

Message from beth@k-state.edu

Bruce I think this is a wave of the future. One must think carefully of how to do this and the questions of the sponors with ads are just one decision to be made. And then how to implement that decision. Beth Elizabeth A. Unger, Ph.D. Professor of Computing and Information Sciences 216B Hale Library Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas
I believe that the most important element to an effective web site is to have fresh, relevant, and extensive content.  I believe the best way to achieve that is to give a sense of ownership to those best positioned to provide that content. Therefore, I advocate giving academic departments a high level of control over their pages.

Our approach: make it easy for academic departments to follow visual standards and develop good navigation.  Convince them of the value to their own departments to having good sites. Offer workshops on how to achieve their goals. Give them third level domains if that is what it takes to keep them on your *.edu domain. Then hope for the best. That's what we do here, and our marketing/communications department is a key partner in this approach -- lots of carrots, few sticks.

After providing a content management system with good templates, some departments moved to the CMS and adopted the templates, while some continued to do their own thing.  But an important result is that it looks like all the departments with the worst sites all moved to the CMS.  So the average quality went up, but the minimum quality improved tremendously.

Rick



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