"For the personal faculty Wordpress based sites (where I am probably headed)
Did you provide training/support for them?
Do you edit their content, or are they on their own?
For your department websites
Have you found it to actually be worth your…"
"Hey gang, thanks for the replies.
I was really looking for people who, within a larger university, take care of their college and departments, rather than a top level web-admins.
I work at the University of Missouri, but my responsibility is…"
To answer those questions:
How do you manage your site?
Here at CSU-Pueblo ( http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu ) we use SharePoint. I manage the entire site but train editors if they are interested. The only exceptions are our…"
"We are currently in a transition stage here at Martin Luther College, but I'll toss in my answers as best I see them:
How do you manage your site?
Currently we use Plone 2.1.x for all content management of the public-facing website.…"
"While not at the college level I manage the Aviation Sites (soon to be school of transportation with a few more depts) for Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2.5 departments, and about 35 sites total). http://www.aviation.siuc.edu
I feel like I'm in a unique position in that, at the University of Missouri, I manage our division level college (of engineering) AND most of our department sites all within a single CMS. http://engineering.missouri.edu/Are you in a similar situation? If so, let's talk!How do you manage your site?Were you handed your departments all at once, or did you have to take them over?Was a peaceful transition if you took them over? How did you accomplish…See More
"Wordpress is a very suitable way to go for on online magazine.
Just keep in mind that dumping content into the blog ≠ online magazine.
Take a look at this lecture from Jason Santa Maria: http://vimeo.com/4394152 and make sure your designer does…"
The Higher Education Web Professionals Association Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association, working to create and manage policy, coordinate business issues, and manage the growth and prosperity of HighEdWeb. The Board meets monthly to discuss updates and issues, and works to lead various Association initiatives year-round.There are several open Director spots, due to growth and natural term expiration, and so HighEdWeb is now inviting nominations. Nominations (of yourself or…See More
Job SummaryThe Web Designer position works closely with various college departments to create and maintain a college website that is marketing focused and content driven. This individual is a talented and creative graphic designer with strong background in designing modern and innovative web pages. The ability to implement the designs into working web pages using front-end development skills in HTML5 and CSS3 is key.Essential FunctionsDesign visually-appealing, innovative web pages and graphics…See More
"More than anything I would suggest focusing on workflow and how you can manage the process similar to that of the offline pdf creation process. So might want to do a proof of concept with wordpress to see if you can pull it off and then also looked…"
So, the "powers that be" here are looking into various catalog systems...for next year.In the meantime, we're now working on our (hopefully last) old-school InDesign/PDF catalog, and I got to thinking...maybe it would be a good thing to do some sort of web-based static page (to keep it simple, for now) catalog this time around, to make the transition next year to whatever catalog system the "powers that be" decide upon an easier one.We have a Wordpress instance and then we have our regular…See More
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We are hosting a large conference in 2016 and looking for a simple mobile app to use, we don't have time to build one in house. Just something with venue info and sessions as a base. Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks much!Ronna JohnstonUniversity of Northern ColoradoSee More
"Katie, we are in the same boat as you. We will be changing to a site that focuses more on prospective students, moving non-related content to SharePoint. We have similar concerns but are going in with a plan of cutting our number of content authors…"
"Rogue websites can cause all kinds of problems for your higher ed website, but how do you stop them for good? Check out these steps in today's blog post "Taming the Beast: Rogue Websites in Higher Ed"
Taming the Beast: Rogue…"
"Today's blog post sums up the Higher Ed Live Special Edition broadcast, “The Catalog to End All Catalogs,” with Nathan Gerber from Utah Valley University and Dawn Truelsen from Fresno State. Get the scoop!
Marj Esch is now a member of University Web Developers