"This is something I'm struggling with as well. right now. We have an IT department trying to take more of the web "pie" in their conservative (supportable, maintainable, low-risk) style. This from an university that is trying to brand…"
"1. We are Web Communications
2. We report to the Executive Director, Strategic Communications
3. We have a full-time director that does just about everything now. We have two students that handle daily updates and small projects. And we have been…"
"1) Decentralized. There are staff in IT and Marketing and Admissions who focus primarily on Web stuff. Proposed merger dropped on concerns of "other duties" and no funds to backfill those duties after primary responsibility…"
"Ooooooh. These are always a good time.
Me (Director of Web Marketing) and a student
Web Marketing > Assoc. VP of Marketing and Communication > VP of University Advancement > President
See #1. I do basically everything with respect to…"
"Let me try to help fuel this thread. :-)
1) We are "Online Marketing" we consist of director, writers, head editors, editors, and developers
2) We report to University Marketing
3) 5+ (Student workers are hired as needed); you can…"
Hi Everyone, I posted this a few weeks ago on the uwwebd mailing list but I was hoping to get some more responses here. I've been asked to put together a proposal for a central web team. As part of this they would like some documentation on best practices at other universities.Our school has about 30,000 students, so I'm particularly interested in larger, decentralized institutions but any responses will be helpful.Questions:How is the team structured at your University?Who do you report to?…See More
"I can see your point, Michael. I tend to ride the fence a little bit on accessibility too. I agree that it's extremely important, and I also agree with Seth in that if you follow web standards and basic best practices you can do 80% of it…"
"We are starting to build up to a option #2 team (one position in place so far). I like this model because I think people need to have a good understanding of the sites (content, objectives, architecture etc.) and people (individuals and…"
Position Title:Operations Director of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association Position Overview:Reporting to the President of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association (www.highedweb.org), the Operations Director is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Association and its volunteers. The Operations Director will work with the Board of Directors to facilitate the implementation of a strategic plan, and lay the…See More
"We have started the move to make all our sites HTTPS. With our InCommon membership (paid by our State Chancellor's Ofice), we get free certificates, so there is no ongoing costs.
In 2014, Google said they give some SEO bumps to HTTPS sites.…"
"Yep, I got the same messages. Some of our sites use SSL and we've been talking about migrating all the rest our sites for a while now. I suspect we will be doing it rather than just talking about it sooner rather than later now. :\"
I recently got a notice from Google that in October 2017 Chrome V62 with show the warning "NOT SECURE" on all our web pages we have a input field for search. Since on most of our pages there is nothing that would require secure information I've never felt the need for HTTPS. Our class registration pages are secure but not the general information pages. The warning is going to scare people though. Are others upgrading their websites?See More
It’s the last week get HighEdWeb 2017 early-bird registration pricing! When you register for the Annual Conference by the end of Monday, July 31, you save $100 — and who doesn’t love that?!Register by July 31 to save $100…See More
"Hi Samuel – WordPress will be a good choice for this kind of project. Can you let us know more about what features you are thinking of adding? It seems to me that a combination of a WordPress site and tightly integrated social media channels…"