Stakeholder: Jennifer Herrera
WebRedo Contact: Ryan Kellett / Pooja Shahani
General: OIPD has a variety of separate constituencies embedded within this larger area. International Student & Scholar Services has their own Stakeholder report. ADA (http://www.middlebury.edu/campuslife/diversity/ada/) and Institutional Research (http://www.middlebury.edu/administration/instres/) are included in this report.
- Maintain support for the recently completed IPD flash site (highly branded, front-end site) (http://sandcat.middlebury.edu/comm/OIPD/)
- Events Scheduling: IPD requests a better way to push events information for Cafecito hours and other diversity-related events to internal audiences, in particular students. This can be accomplished through a news feed (RSS). When an event changes, IPD requests an automatic event notification that alerts people to the change. IPD is willing to reduce email blasts if events feed is effective.
- Forms: a dynamic customizable form that can be used by students to apply for co-sponsorship funding. There needs to be a better way and interface for accessing the data collected from these forms because it's hard to understand the datafields that come back through email currently. Form should be more easily accessible by students.
- CMS: Easier, better, and more-flexible CMS. Spellcheck within CMS?
- Website font too small. Easier way to increase font size.
- Sharing: IPD requests ability to share relavent articles from around the web with visitors of the site.
- ADA Office:
The webpage must be meaningfully accessible e.g. work with screen readers and have tags that truly describe photos and the like.
Some people have had trouble "noticing" the page links to the left of my current site... they actually think that the only information for the ADA Office is on the first page that comes up. Can we make the links more obvious? Perhaps list the links on the actual page instead of to the right or left of it?
The ADA Policy is fairly long so it is helpful to be able to click on a section link and be directed to that section... that is currently the set-up and I'd like to make sure it stays that way.
- Institutional Research: As you might expect, we do a lot of reporting on our website-it is a place where external folks, such as colleagues at our peer schools, find details they need about Middlebury and where our staff and faculty can find info they may need in their work. At a basic level, we need the site to have a place for all the items there currently, such as Factbooks, CDSs, National Surveys, etc. We need a place for posting just things for internal viewing (also similar to what we have now). My hope is that the IR site would continue to be an easily accessible, clear place to find data and reports that external and internal "customers" need.
In terms of wishes, one enhancement to the internal part of the site may be dedicated to Self-Study/Re-accreditation work (depending on how it is decided to set things up for this campus-wide work). Other enhancements may be to post or link to some of the items Jenn Nuceder works on, for example with regard to MIIS reports.
Posted by Ryan Kellett on January 28, 2009