The writing goals of the last post are only inching along, but I did finish up the research for the departmental service project and sent a short report around to my colleagues.
There are some bad college & department websites out there, y'all. My goodness. I am no web design guru, but I'd like to suggest some principles:
- The dominant color on the website for your women's college should not be pink.
- I should be able to find a list of major requirements right on a department's page, not have to locate the college catalog (not linked anywhere on the college home page) to read them.
- The college catalog should be easily accessible from the home page.
- Lists of faculty should say something about their interests right on the list; you shouldn't have to click through to each individual profile to find out what they do.
Bonus points to sites that make syllabi easily accessible and that lay out requirements for majors (and the reasons for them) clearly and with detail.