by Pamela Agar
A review is underway of Professional Web Pages (PWPs), which are used on the College website to offer contact details and information about the activities of staff such as publications and awards. This will result in an initial refresh of design and functionality by Summer 2012 and an agreement on future projects to further enhance online academic profiles.
Tell us what you think!
To guide a redesign of PWPs, staff are invited to participate in a survey to help identify the content and features which are particularly important for current and future users of these online profiles. The survey should take about five minutes to complete, and all those who complete the survey will be entered into a draw to win a £100 Amazon voucher. Please complete the survey if you own a PWP – and encourage your colleagues to do so!
This survey is part of a three month consultation exercise which will:
- Confirm requirements for refresh of PWPs to ensure they meet user and audience needs
- Identify changes that could increase the usefulness of PWPs for both internal and external audiences
- Understand the drivers for maintaining a PWP
As well as the survey, a series of indepth interviews are taking place with key users and audiences –including academics, students, Research Councils, journalists, REF panelists and collaborators. If you have detailed feedback or suggestions, please contact Caroline Rouault, ICT who is leading the consultation exercise.
We’ll report on the results of the consultation at a Web Forum and on this blog in early 2012.