Academic Department Drupalites: Please Read
As part of our overall technological advancements and continuous improvement initiatives, we have been promising a new approach to presenting content on academic program web pages since last fall. That effort complements our transition to D9 and is now ready for implementation.
This provost-approved initiative has been shared with academic deans and department chairs through various presentations at leadership meetings by Curriculum Services, University Communications and Marketing, and Information Technology.
Why is this effort necessary?
The end results will be a win-win situation for those with web update responsibilities and our prospective students who rely on this information to make their program selections as they embark upon their academic journey at Kent State. It also helps us meet legal requirements from the Department of Education.
How do I get started?
We'd like to invite you and any member of your department with responsibility for academic program web pages to one of our two upcoming Webmaster Catalog API Integration Kick-Off meetings in Teams:
Not sure if your website is home to an academic program page?
Your site will be affected if your website includes pages that list:
- Content specific to academic programs
- Majors, minors or certificates
- Career outcomes
While the crux of the implementation is quite simple, the plug and play nature of the initiative becomes more complex as we consider the intricacies of ensuring any necessary departmental sitewide adjustments that must accompany the work. This is an excellent opportunity to review your site content and consider other updates.
Our goal for these kickoff sessions is to share the demo pages, the to do list for implementation and to hear from you as we map out our next steps.
Previous project mentions:
Please share any concerns with Lin Danes at email@example.com.
We look forward to partnering with you on this collaborative effort.
As always, thank you for your continued contributions to your Drupal website,
Amy Balsinger, Application Developer
Jared Boehm, Senior Manager, Digital Enterprise Solutions
Lin Danes, Executive Director of Digital Communications (Web Services)
Rob DiVincenzo, Senior Applications Developer
Tyrone Fontaine, Web Designer
Alex Herbers, Web Designer
Eddie Lampert, Student Web Support Specialist
Tim Priester, Web Designer & Services Lead
Michael Selinksy, Student Web Support Specialist