Event calendars, useful links for prospective students and information about business courses are just some of the features available on the new Web site, cba.cpp.edu. Over time, the site will offer online orientation for new graduate students, an e-newsletter and more information on academic advising.
CBA decided to create a new Web site more than a year ago in an effort to foster a stronger college community. With approximately 4,500 business majors spread out across campus, making sure students know about internship openings, student club activities and other important college news is a challenge. The new site will enable people from different business disciplines and alumni to connect with each other and participate in more college events.
“Now, more than ever, we will depend on the college Web site to share current information about activities and events,” said Interim CBA Dean Lynn Turner. “The site is also important because it's our face to prospective students and friends of the college.”
The site launch comes at an important time in the college's history. CBA is preparing to break ground on an 83,000-square-foot business complex of three buildings: two classroom buildings and one office building that includes an Einstein Bros. Bagels caf. The college also is in the process of examining its educational mission to ensure it is closely aligned with changes in the California job market and economy as well as reflect technological advances. In the 2008-09 school year, CBA will unveil a new mission statement and a handful of initiatives to reflect its refined educational goal.
The new site also offers all Web users an opportunity to learn up-to-the-minute news about the college. People can subscribe to a CBA news feed, also known as Really Simple Syndication (RSS), by clicking on the orange RSS icon available on all Web browsers. The RSS icon is on the right side of the Web address bar on Firefox and on one of the toolbar rows on Internet Explorer.