Web Advisory Committee MEETING MINUTES – 5/2/2012 In Attendance: Cal Anderson, Beverly Bavaro, Kathy Berry, Yuliana Chavez, Kyle Dalpe, Brandie Davis, Ryan Fernandez, John Fitzsimmons, Anne Flesher, Echo Lynch, Brandy Scarnati Meeting called to order at: 11:02 Cal welcomed everyone and introduced Yuliana Chavez from Mandatory Services, new member of the Web Advisory Committee. Current Business Web Content Management Software The committee discussed the possibility of purchasing a Web Content Management System. A Web CMS would be fast and one central place to do everything. Web providers would have access to build their own department web pages. Rules would be set as to what users will be authorized to do. Templates would be added and locked for branding. The system would process on a separate server than what we have, if our system was to crash it would not affect us. Cal informed that funding may be a challenge; there is an initial cost of approximately $40,000 with a 20-25% annual maintenance fee. The committee discussed that the investment made in a Web CMS is minimal compared to the cost of hiring more staff to work on the many projects that need attention. Web CMS demos will be provided by different vendors, anyone wanting to join in on watching demos is welcome to do so. Website Redesign/Facelift The TMCC website needs to be redesigned. Cal provided a demo of what a new website would look like and the many things that can be done. There are new web frameworks and better things available now with flexibility on subpages so that every department web page does not look the same. Forms could be redone and accessible faster. Everything would be improved and modernized. Cal will send a link to the committee members to navigate the new web mockup for feedback and suggestions. Committee members can share with department staff. If approved, web services could potentially have this set up by late fall. Other Business Webcam Replacement Status We have a new, better quality, high definition webcam. Wiring for the webcam is currently being done. Once the wiring is complete, web services will finish the webcam installation. The Echo Newspaper Online using WordPress Neil Whitehurst contacted web services to have The Echo newspaper added online. Web services is waiting to hear back from Neil on things that were provided to him to work on in order to continue the process. PDF training to help with recent PDF Policy Through Professional Development, web services have been doing training on how to convert Word documents and forms to PDF files for the web. Document and form templates are available on the website: www.tmcc.edu/web/templates/docsforms/. Google Sites Templates The web services student worker has been working on branding TMCC templates for Google sites for use by TMCC faculty who have Google accounts. The templates are still in the early stages of testing, but could be made available in fall 2012. Page 1 of 2; Meeting minutes – 5/2/2012 Rev.: 5/14/2012 TMCC is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation in the programs or activities which it operates. Technology Committee Changes and Membership Chris Winslow and Fred Lokken oversee the Technology Committee. At this time it is unknown if the Web Advisory Committee will merge with the Technology Committee. Other Updates WebCollege No updates. AEI Committee No updates. Now under Academic Technology Committee. Questions/Comments Meeting adjourned: 11:57 a.m. Page 2 of 2; Meeting minutes – 5/2/2012 Rev.: 5/14/2012 TMCC is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation in the programs or activities which it operates.