Stronger Collaboration Between University Communications & ITS
Communication between campus organizations and external entities is often non-uniform and varies depending on the parties involved. Few enterprise-level communication tools exist on campus and those that do exist are dated and inefficient. Many departments are forced to turn to third-party solutions and there is very little uniformity on campus.
Committee would direct ITS to partner with (and provide strong support for) University Communications in order to provide technical expertise and critical leadership in enhancing public communications. This partnership will likely require strong support from Campus IT. Examples of areas ITS could provide support are:
- Develop effective, consistent, and easily managed departmental, college, faculty, and university web sites.
- With input from faculty, staff, and students, build scalable infrastructure to support outreach efforts (educational and research oriented) that can be easily accessed by specific public and private constituencies.
- Development of flexible web "conversation" tools for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.