Do you have a suggestion
for the website redesign?
Use the online suggestion form:
From September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017, the SU website has had over 16.5 million page views (13 million unique page views) and an average time on page of 2:10. The length of time spent on the page has increased, which is an indication that the content is more relevant to the reader.
April 1, 2017, marked the two-year anniversary of going live with Cascade CMS – all public-facing sites are now managed in Cascade. This has helped everyone “scrub” the site for out-of-date or incorrect information. So much so, that 30,000 pages have been removed. We now have just over 50,000 pages.
This site contains information intended for a general audience. Please check back regularly.
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October 5, 2017
You shared your thoughts on SU’s website and we provided the prizes!
Thank you to the over 1,100 faculty, staff and students who took the time to complete the SU website redesign survey. From those who chose to enter their name for the prize drawing, we are pleased to announce the winners:
Our Student Winners:
Our Faculty Winners:
Our Staff Winners:
Next Steps: We are reviewing your input and hope to provide a project update in November.
Thanks again and stay tuned!
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September 21, 2017
Surveys will be emailed to all faculty, staff and students today. Please take time to compete them … and encourage your colleagues to do the same. The more feedback we get during this stage, the better the end solution will be. All comments are greatly appreciated and respected.
Share your thoughts and you could win!
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to complete the survey by Thursday, September 28, to be entered for a chance to win great prizes. Check your email for details.
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September 18, 2017
The Website Redesign Project Consultant Site Visit – held Tuesday, September 12, and Wednesday, September 13 – brought together representatives from all over campus. During the two-day visit, 16 Discovery Sessions where conducted. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their very busy schedules to participate in these exercises. Many of you shared your views, and these comments will help us to create a new site based on what makes SU unique. Just a few “takeaways” from these sessions include:
Next Step: Surveys will be emailed by the end of this week to all faculty, staff and students. Please take time to compete them … and encourage your colleagues to do the same. The more feedback we get during this stage, the better the end solution will be.
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September 5, 2017
SU has partnered with BarkleyREI (BREI), based in Pittsburgh, PA, to develop SU’s new strategic website design. This award-winning company has extensive experience in higher education and in developing successful sites based on current trends and best practices. The vision for the new SU website will be informed by robust research, online surveys and interviews of students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni, community members, etc. The tentative completion date of this project is fall 2018.
In line with SU’s enrollment goals, the primary audience for the website is prospective students, but since this will be a complete overhaul of the site, it also will include multiple sub-audiences (faculty, staff, current students, alumni, donors, community members, etc.). Marketing best practices, responsive design, a strategic content strategy, Search Engine Audit /Optimization and ADA compliance will be included.
Moving forward, the process is broken into segments:
We look forward to working with everyone to create the next generation of SU’s website.
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