Our campus is looking at Drupal as our new CMS. Using Drupal for a singular site seems straight forward. What I would like to know is how other campus are managing and setting up Drupal in order to govern all the sub/micro sites that come along with a College/University website. Is everyone using Drupal Multisite? Something else? Organic groups? Fill me in, I need some solid advice.
I highly recommend Drupal. We are just a small community college, but I'm constantly impressed with how robust Drupal can be. Organic Groups and ThemeKey are how we control different departments/subsections.
Some higher ed Drupal modules to look at:
Organic Groups: https://drupal.org/project/og
Monster Menus: https://drupal.org/project/monster_menus (Amherst College)
Middlebury and Amherst both seem to use Monster Menus.
Might be worthwhile reaching out to their IT/web people directly to find out more.
The BIG list of many universities and colleges using Drupal, who might be able to help with advice on large-scale Drupal installations:
It varies, depending on your needs. I have a large number of sites in a multisite setup, but I also have sites in their own installations. Much of this depends on factors like who does the development and maintenance. Do you have specific questions?