Strategic Plans Links On Web Sites
The following is in answer to an e-mail about whether sites still need to have their college, department or unit strategic plan listed and linked:
From Connie A. Ray, Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness: We asked units to put a link to their strategic plan on their websites, so when our accreditation team (from SACS) visited the various websites, they would clearly see that units throughout the university maintain a strategic plan that aligns with the university-wide plan. The importance of this presence has not diminished and will only increase for the next accreditation process that will start up in 2010, as most of the accreditation review now takes place through websites. So, yes, units should continue this practice.
Should we be listing department heads
From Janet Cabaniss, President's Office IT: I wonder if the Web Publishers group could discuss the implications and need for putting more information about academic and administrative departments on the web. For example, I just now found a need to know who the chair of Political Science is. Although there is a Political Science web site, I had to email knowledgeable people to find out who the chair was. Also, there is no particularly consistent way to know what number you would call to talk to an assistant in each department who would know the answer.
Also, I think people don’t necessarily realize how others are using their pages and how a little bit more info could make everyone’s life lots easier.