"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…"
"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…"
"Implementing a content governance plan, complete with workflows and approvals, is essential when building a digital strategy for your site. Register for our upcoming webcast with Stamats to learn best practices for content governance. "
"Change is inevitable, and you want to make sure your content is still consistent after you reorganize your site. Check out the importance of using dependency tags in OU Campus to make sure both your site visitors and search engines can still find…"
"Planning a dream kitchen is like redesigning a website. It's easy to change the colors, but if the content doesn't provide what users need, your site visitors will not find value. So where do you start?"