Anyone out there responsible for a University Web Presence? I'm interested in forming a group that shares our unique set of challenges, and perhaps create a set of best practices/solutions from which we can all benefit.
I was remembering my experience back in college days when I created the college website.
I wish I was aware of UX and website best practices that time.
One of the biggest challenge I faced that time , if I recall, smaller college management ( I am from a very small college in a small town ) has an urge to mimic bigger college or university website, instead of focusing on own USP.
And another difficulty is, management pushing hard to build the website like a online brochure rather than functional web presence. Mission Vision, Principal speak gets more importance than News, events, buddy finder and alumni.
We have created a new "Group" section on HFI Connect which will enable you to create a group space for Higher Education Web Sites. Look for the Group section in the center section under the Forum discussions. Click on +Add a group and follow the easy instructions for creating your group. Please let me know if you need help getting this started.