Web site redesign epitomizes student-centered commitment
By THOMAS L. KEON
Our commitment to student-centeredness advanced quickly last week with the roll-out of a redesigned campus web site.
Within our desire for a high tech, high touch campus culture, a web site that appeals to the various technological tastes and needs of students and prospective students is essential. Students’ thirst for information must be available at a glance.
Bolstering campus perception
To a great extent, our redesigned, student-focused Purdue Calumet web site epitomizes—actually and symbolically—our campus commitment to positive change. In fact, I would offer that our new web site helps bolster the perception of a Purdue Calumet that “gets it”–a university effectively working its plan by reaching for what we ultimately aspire to achieve.
Research feedback placed our Web Redesign Advisory Task Force on a path of implementing a new site that offers improved navigation, greater appeal to prospective students and other audiences, and a more revealing platform for showcasing student, faculty and staff achievements and success.
Indeed, our new site does all of that and more!
Moving Purdue Calumet forward
Our new site is poised to serve as a valuable resource relative to our changing nature as a university moving toward unification and, relatedly, a more prominent role within Indiana’s higher education landscape.
Congratulations and thanks to our web team headed by Associate Vice Chancellor of Marketing Kris Falzone and supported by Web Communications Coordinator Rob Peterson and Web Accessibility Coordinator Pam Riesmeyer.
Thanks to many contributors
In the spirit of team work, we also appreciate the contributions of so many others beyond the task force throughout the redesign project: the 370 web site survey responders, the nearly 125 focus group participants who contributed valuable feedback and the 150+ individuals who participated in various aspects of the site review process.
To everyone involved, thank you for contributing to a redesigned web site in which all of us, and especially our students, can take great pride.
Thomas L. Keon