Website Improvement

Follow UND's website improvements.

Articles by
Tera Buckley

A New Search Experience

Categories: Deploy

The Need Back in January 2017, we learned from in-person focus groups that campus was frustrated with the UND.edu search experience. We also learned our current search appliance (Google Site Search) will be discontinued, making it necessary to find a new on-site search solution. The Goal The ultimate search will understand everything in the world […]

New Calendar Launches 12.18.17

Categories: Deploy

We’re working hard to launch our new event calendar on December 18, 2017 (see 8.31.17 post). The new calendar will function and filter events differently from the current calendar; therefore we aren’t able to easily import events from the current calendar to the new calendar. We’re doing our best to transfer what we can, but […]

New UND Home Page

Categories: Design

Research Driven Design We asked for your input and you acted! Over 1,500 current students (38%), prospective students (37%), faculty/staff (10%), alumni (10%) and parents (5%) provided feedback on two home page desktop design concepts. Both concepts tested strong for brand articulation. Concept A won in terms of overall appeal receiving 58% of votes, but […]

Get a Head Start

Categories: Deploy

My favorite quote is from Bob Johnson, a web consultant for higher ed. He says, “websites always eat but they never poop.” Well folks, our website needs an enema. Our bloated 30,000-page website will be streamlined to under 15,000 pages – that’s one page per student for easy figuring. Delete R.O.T. Now I have heard […]

Web Policy

Categories: Planning

President Kennedy signed the UND Web Policy on September 11, 2017. The content ownership and responsibilities governance model (see page 5) will be phased in during the launch waves.  All other sections of the policy are effective immediately.