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Campus Input on New Features

July 15th, 2010 by Erick Beck

As we get deeper and deeper into the redesign of the university website we are starting to run into issues with some of the content and with usefulness of some of the pages. John and I will be visiting with several of of across campus to solicit feedback on specific sections, but for the more generic areas I want to use this forum to get your opinions on certain topics.

My first question is about the phone list at – does anybody actually use it, and how useful is that page to you? I’m embarrassed to admit that the content of that page is the same as what we inherited three years ago, and I suspect it was originally written quite a long time before that. I like the concept of having a phone numbers page for the more prominent offices on campus, but that list is a hodgepodge that I can’t say is necessarily the numbers that need to be featured.

So from a usefulness standpoint what would be most helpful to you? Should we scrap the concept and instead feature the directory search, or try to rework that page to bring it up to date? If the latter, how detailed should the list become, and where should we draw the line between what to include and what to leave off?

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Thursday, July 15th, 2010
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3 Comments to Campus Input on New Features

  1. I’ve never seen that page before, but I’m a frequent user of the directory search.

  2. Preston on July 15th, 2010
  3. The university operator could tell us what numbers are most requested. A similar resource can be found at

  4. Michael on July 16th, 2010
  5. I’ve never used that page before. I find myself always going to the directory search ( In fact, I use the directory search so much, I have it added in my bookmark toolbar.

  6. Donald on July 19th, 2010

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