From Athletics to University Police, Web surfers will find that departments in the division of Student Affairs have a new look and online features that allow faculty, staff and students to do more business online.
End users can expect a more visually cohesive and pleasing experience as they surf the new pages. They will also begin to see more information and functions available online. For example, the new Visitors Center Web site allows prospective students to evaluate campus tours online as opposed to the traditional paper evaluations received in the mail; and the Registrar's Office Web site now includes an automated administrative drop form accessible to professors.
The new sites both reflect the university's Web site and project the division's uniqueness and mission to cultivate student learning and success through student-centered values and actions.
“We began this project because of the increasing importance of the Web to students, and we wanted to provide a better Web experience for them as they interact with our departments online, says Gary Fredericksen, interim vice president for Student Affairs. “Additionally, we wanted the new look to visually communicate the breadth and interconnectedness of departments that comprise the division of Student Affairs.”
The division's decision to provide a content management system “greatly increases the functionality of the Web for students by making it easier for non-technical staff to create and maintain Web pages,” says Fredericksen.
“Our departments have been enthusiastic about the look of the new pages and about the ease of creating them, and Im pleased with the tremendous amount of work that they have all put into this important project,” he says.
To view the new Student Affairs Web site, visit www.dsa.cpp.edu.