Revised MIIS website

September 16, 2008 | 3 Comments

The Monterey Institute has a bit of a new look.  Anne Marie Steiger and Lynn McDonald have been working over the summer on making our website easier to navigate and a better experience for our prospective students.  This should be visually more pleasing but there have also been some changes made to help our web users find what they are looking for faster.

Main Changes:

New homepage design:

  • A flash file of revolving pictures with the five curricular focus areas of the Monterey Way 2.0 highlighted
  • Academics – where you can find everything to do with academics – faculty, library, calendar, course descriptions, Moodle, TLC, DMC, ect
  • Offices and Services – A place to find links to all the offices and services on campus, links go to homepages or just pages with contact information (please contact Anne Marie if you’d like your office to have its own page or be added to this list)
  • Language Programs & Language Teacher Education – these were once one button but now the degree programs have been separated from the language programs so that their site is easier to navigate and our language programs highlighted
  • Explore – this section is a place where we can highlight exciting things on our website.  These will change so start to build up your website and send Lynn McDonald an email if you’d like to be highlighted in the explore section.  We hope to showcase departments that are truly doing exciting things online.
  • Quick Links – some common links that people just need quickly like emergency contacts, directions, ESL, events
  • What’s New – A place to put news but also a place to highlight new programs or interesting events.  This should change regularly so please contact Lynn McDonald with any “What’s New” items.
  • Be The Solution – Our great new tagline!
  • Online Directory, site map and banner web can now be found in the footer.


  • New Organization – Six easy to navigate categories
  • Language Requirements – All the information on languages in the graduate programs can now be found here, rather than each school having its own language information.
  • Student Life – a section for the student voice to be highlighted.  This section will hopefully soon include more digital media

If you see any mistakes in the website, PLEASE let your departmental web editor know.  There are bound to be some mistakes so we’d love to take care of them quickly.  Also, double check any URLs that you send out in mass emails or letters – they may have changed with this re-organization.

Lynn and Anne Marie will soon be offering a web training for anyone who writes for the web (including workstudy students).  Please stay tuned for more information.


3 Comments so far

  1. Amy McGill on September 16, 2008 6:42 pm

    This modest announcement doesn’t begin to do justice to the incredible amount of work Lynn and Anne Marie have put into giving us a cleaner, more readable and navigable site. Thanks!

  2. Bob Cole on September 16, 2008 10:16 pm

    Congratulations to Lynn and Anne Marie, and all areas that contributed to the new website – a major undertaking in a short period of time!

  3. Patricia Szasz on September 17, 2008 3:31 pm

    Thanks to Lynn & Anne Marie for their painstaking work on these website improvements. I very much appreciate your help in making our language programs easier to find — especially for international students!

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