From Jon Coffin, Director of Strategic Communications
Dear Department Chairs and Program Directors:
A brief update with important details and document about the website redesign process:
(1) Thank you to those who have contacted me with your website owners / designee(s) who will manage your department’s website transition. For those from whom we have not heard, please let me know who will manage this process for your department as soon as possible so we can add them to our list for training purposes. (Side note: We are currently in the process of finalizing a training schedule to introduce campus web authors – your website designees – to the Big Tree Content Management System, with some training sessions tentatively scheduled to be offered during the third and fourth week of October. We expect these introductory sessions to last approximately an hour, and we will be in touch with you and your designees in the coming days with additional information and precise times and offerings.)
(2) Attached is a content guide with guidance for thinking about and preparing your content for the new site. This is designed to help you and your department prepare for the website transition.
(3) Though most faculty personal pages are hosted elsewhere, a small number of faculty in a handful of departments have personal (free-form / non-templated) pages hosted within their respective department or program page at www.depauw.edu. If these faculty pages need to continue to exist in their current form, they must be moved to the acad.depauw.edu server which will be un-touched by the redesign process. Our colleagues in FITS (firstname.lastname@example.org) are available to assist faculty with this transfer. (Note: This does not apply to basic biography pages which are common in many departments, as this sort of content can be moved into the new system. The concern, here, is with the free form personal pages.)
Again, thank you for your assistance, patience and support throughout this process. Do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions.
Attachment: Content Preparation Guide