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Mission College Response:
Improve organization of college website to ensure easier access to data and other college information.
Website improvements are being enacted in stages, with a full website overhaul scheduled for completion in Fall 2017. The first stage was the completion of a layout refresh of our front page and key student pages with a significantly cleaner user interface with links to key student functions (application, student portal, and learning management system, among others) now prominently featured on the main page (launched Spring 2016). Recognizing student use of social media, the college began a social media plan in the summer of 2016 which dramatically increases the amount of information provided to students and the public. Other completed stages include the implementation of an online campus-wide event calendar using the Helios Calendar platform with vendor OmniUpdate (October 2016). This calendar is linked to OrgSync (used by the Associated Student Government) and PrestoSports (used by athletics programs) to provide a comprehensive listing of events. In November 2016, the college implemented changes to the website that incorporate responsive design, which allows for significantly improved viewing and navigation on mobile devices. The responsive design includes a new menu system with links, images and content that expand and change contrast based on the screen size of the device.
In January of 2017, the website incorporated additional improvements: an improved, dedicated athletics site; introduction of a cleaner, more responsive search function and searchable faculty/staff directory. An intelligence response function is scheduled to go live in March 2017. With the intelligence response system, when a user asks a question or searches the website, the system provides answers and links based on prior questions and responses. In essence, the system “anticipates” the information the user is requesting, and the system “learns” over time to improve future responses. Mission College is also developing a central listing and application site for job and internship opportunities for students.
With these core improvements in place, the next stage is a comprehensive review of content and refresh of design across the entire website. The college has set aside over $200,000 for this full revision; the vendor has been approved and will begin work in March 2017. A Website Steering Committee led by our Director of Marketing will coordinate and oversee this process, and is developing a process for routine content review and periodic improvement to maintain and update web content. T
his will be included within the overall college planning matrix for future monitoring by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee. (IP8_1; IP8_2; IP8_3; IP8_4; IP8_5; IP8_6; IP8_7; IP8_8; IP8_9; IP8_10; IP8_11; IP8_12)