Week of June 3

Web Status Update

  • Rollback complete, no tech issues. Many thanks to MERIT infrastructure team for their help in working closely with DoIT on the rollback.
  • Improved Sitefinity & WordPress Sites by fixing images, icons, and adding pages for new areas:
    • WordPress site for Global Engagement is complete and approved by GEO. Site is live.
    • WordPress site is ready for the Teacher Education Center to review content.
    • Changed all mentions of EoP to PLACE and linked to PLACE WordPress site. Rebecca Dopart approved all content changes
  • Rollback communication sent to all department chairs, unit directors, department admins, department editors
  • Met with project management office at DoIT. They confirm they can have a project manager consultant available July 1
  • University Marketing can provide copywriting services and consult on any UW WordPress theme questions.

Next up:

  • Listening: We heard a lot of feedback during the last month. We want to meet again individually with department chairs and internal offices such as EAS, Business Office, MERIT and make sure we understand their feedback about the site navigation and content infrastructure. We have started scheduling meetings with Chairs and have our first meeting the week of June 10.
  • Design Solution: Once we have completed the listening sessions, we need to align on an overall site direction that will meet stakeholder needs. The communications/web team is already considering some options based on what we learned, best practices, and looking at other school sites.
  • When we have an approved design and build direction we can put together a project plan, timeline, and resources.