Counseling Dept Feedback for Web Committee

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Dec 7, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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Counseling Dept Feedback for Web Committee

1)

Remove “Admissions” tab

Instead, create two new tabs with the following links within each:

Prospective Students

(Web Committee recommends: “New Students” in order to fit tab
;
additionally, it was
suggested by committee to streamline further by creating a “Students” tab that
breaks out with “New Students” and “Current Students”
)





Enroll Now

Assessment

New Student Orientation

Counseling

Financial Aid

Class Schedule

College Catalog

Online Courses

A
cademic Calendar

Change “Student Life” to “Student Services”


Current Students

PASSPORT

Class Schedule

College Catalog

Online Courses

Academic Calendar

Counseling

Financial Aid


2)

Under the

“Student Services”
tab
, a
dd

the following
:

(Web Committee
recommends
consolidating this section to shorten the pull down: I.e., Transfer & Articulation)

Counseling


Financial Aid

ONE STOP


Book Store

3)

Under

Programs
Tab
, c
hange to include:

Departments
-
> break out list to include: disciplines

(Web Committee’s re
sponse: not enough room to
list all but will consult with Instruction for their preference)

Learning Communities (break out to include: APASS, AMANDLA and ADALANTE)



Learning Communities should be a stand alone not within “Additional” section

Change

Vocat
ional
to:

CTE (Career Technical Education)

Change
DSPS
to read:

DSPS


Programs and Services for Students with Disabilities


Questions and Suggestions for Web Committee

Solicit HS seniors for feedback via survey

How will faculty migrate Wordpress to Drup
al?

(Web Committee’s response: cut/paste content or
create a link on Drupal to the Wordpress site)


Recommendations and questions from Student Service Council

How will we migrate from current system to Drupal?

(Web Committee’s response: plan to hire student
worker from Merritt to assist as well as a developer)

Will there be training for faculty and staff?

(Web Committee’s response: yes, possibly tack on to staff
development in June)

Create a new tab “For Fac
ulty and Staff” and move the following over from the “About Us” tab:

(Web
Committee’s response: a “faculty and staff” link is available at footer of website)



College Governance

(move to “faculty and staff” link)



Accreditation

(leave under “About Us” tab)

Keep the current pictorial slideshow

Feedback from Counseling Dept as of Tuesday, 4/26/2011

Counselors have agreed to consolidate the “
New Student”

and “
Current Student”

tabs to:

“Students”
with the following subcategories:



New Students (to include previo
us extensions as listed)



Current Students (to include previous extensions as listed)



High School Students



International Students

As a result of the consolidation, they are requesting a new tab be added:

“Campus Life”
with the following subcategories:



Ath
letics



Bookstore



Children’s Center



Health Services



Learning Resources



One Stop Career Center



Student Leadership/Development

-
ASCOA (Student Government

-
Clubs & Organizations

-
Safety Aides

The
“Student Services”
tab will remain with the following
subcategories:



Admission & Records



Counseling



DSPS (Programs & Services for Students with Disabilities)



EOPS/CARE & CalWorks



Transfer Program

-
Articulation



Veteran Services


It was also suggested to order the following subcategories for the “
About Us”
tab
to:



President’s Welcome



Contact Information



Directions/Maps



Calendar



Events



News



COA Today Newsletter



Accreditation

And finally, please reorder the Learning Communities to:

1.

ADELANTE

2.

AMANDLA

3.

APASS


Feedback from Student Service Council
-
5/6/11

Retain
current “
New Students
” and “
Current Students”
tabs

Do not split “
Student Services”
tab


keep and to reduce the length of pull down, remove the following:

1.

Bookstore (move to “
New Students
” and “
Current Students
” tabs and place at the bottom of
each pull do
wn list)

2.

Counseling

Consider changing “
Programs
” tab to: “
Academic Programs
” for clarity

Consider replacing “
COA Weather Station
” with “
FAQ
” link

Consider adding “
E
-
Books
” link under the “
Library
” tab

Other issues/recommendations

1.

DSPS

without the description is not an option as student won’t know what the acronym stands
for.

2.

The
re are viewing problems with the

pull down menus and subcategory
break
-
outs; the
subcategories overlap and cover the original pull
-
down which makes the viewing
unclear.

3.

If videos are imbedded into site, they must all be captioned.

4.

Before launching new site, site must be tested for DSPS accessibility. Students using “screen
reading programs” must be able to view the site (are the break
-
out menus compatible?)

5.

SS
C
ouncil recommends at least 6 student focus groups including DSPS population before
launching new site to ensure student
-
user friendliness and DSPS accessibility.

6.

Consider creating/imbedding a video of the “President’s Welcome” for the “
About Us
” tab