As this will be the last post before Winter Break and the end of 2018, let’s take a look back over the last several months. Pour yourself a virtual toddy, throw a log on the fire and reflect on what has been accomplished.
Website Refresh: We have refreshed content, revitalized pages and transformed sites across the student-facing galaxy this fall. By the time you read this, these pages will be showing off their fresh new look and feel:
- Undergraduate Admissions
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Housing and Residence Life
- Records Office
- Bursar’s Office
- Mocs One Center
- The Newsroom
- Center for Advisement
- International Admissions (International Student and Scholar Services, English as a Second Language Institute, Study Abroad)
- Veteran Student Services
Work will also be completed on the following in time for the spring term to start in January:
- Student Health Services
- Honors College
- New Student Family Program
- Admissions About Page and Apply Page
- Advisors’ Council and Advisement About Page
And that list just starts the year with a bang. We will continue with intake meetings in January for the Graduate School, Campus Life Landing Page, University Career Services and the Disability Resource Center.
Website Migration: The Web team has also begun their conversion to Drupal thinkers with training last week and preparations for work with Acquia coming early in 2019.
Project Formalization: To support this massive effort, George Heddleston, Vice Chancellor, Communications and Marketing, partnered with Dr. Dennis Gendron, UTC CIO, to ensure the projects were managed, not by the team actually doing the work, but by a professional project manager. Chèrie Whipple, Associate CIO and PMP (Project Management Professional), agreed to take on the opportunity to best serve the university without the need to hire a project manager from outside. The Project Charter, Schedule, Communication Plan, and other project management documents were created over the last four months to guide the initiative. This blog is one of those visible outcomes of what is accomplished week in and week out.
So, for all of us on the Website Migration Core Team, we wish you good eats, long sleeps, happiest of holidays and a joyous new year.