• SIS&T Launches New UCSB Economic Forecast Project Website

    A new, mobile-friendly website for the UCSB Economic Forecast Project launches today, after just two and a half months of cross-team collaboration, with Student Information Systems & Technology units at the helm of design and development.

    The EFP, a research program administered by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, was established in 1981 to provide information on economic, demographic, and regional business trends in the tri-county area.

    In early January, SIS&T’s Student Services Information Systems, CommCollab, and Systems teams began working with the EFP team, under the leadership of Executive Director Dr. Peter Rupert, to migrate the former EFP website onto SIS&T’s servers for hosting, and to take the site off WordPress and, instead, build it on top of SIS&T’s content management system, Sitefinity.

    The new site now meets WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standards and is current with cross-browser support and device compatibility, and it features photography and front-end development from SIS&T’s CommCollab team.

    Apr 24, 2015
  • New Educational Opportunity Program Website Goes Live

    In step with a larger departmental rebranding effort, a new website for the Educational Opportunity Program launches today.

    While Student Information Systems & Technology has long-supported EOP’s presence online, today’s launch brings exciting new developments, including access to Sitefinity’s easy-to-use content management system, compatibility with mobile devices, and cross-browser support.

    Under the leadership of EOP Director Rocio Fajardo, four EOP staff are now trained on how to edit multimedia content on the new CMS. After a critical content review, Fajardo and Counselor/Coordinator Marcus Mathis identified and reduced redundancy found across site navigation and added a Google map to their office, as well as new photos shot by SIS&T’s CommCollab team.

    EOP became present online in 2000, as a department page under a larger resources website. In 2004, EOP got its own site, with a major technological upgrade made to it in 2010. Today’s launch brings the site current with WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standards.

    Apr 14, 2015
  • Information & Communication Technology in Student Affairs

    One of the many exciting workshops at the 2015 Student Affairs Professional Development Conference was "21st Century Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Student Affairs"

    SIS&T Acting Executive Director Joe Sabado facilitated the discussion with panelists Keri Bradford, User Experience and Communications Lead/CommCollab Coordinator, Student Information Systems & Technology; Danielle Quinones Ortega, Assistant Director, Leadership Development & First-Year Initiatives, Office of the Dean of Students; and, Gary White, Director, Disabled Students Program.

    Below is the original description:
    "Information and communication technology has transformed how we do business in Student Affairs in the ways we deliver student services, how we communicate with students, how we work, and how we learn and network as professionals. Join us as we share how social media, mobile, and assistive technologies are used in our division and campus towards student success and for professional development and networking."

    View the presentation slides

    Mar 20, 2015