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Update on DU's web overhaul project for September 2020

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Working to onboard a new web vendor to complete the transition to a new content management system (CMS), there were several site launches in August, comprised of unit and university-wide websites. As of Sept. 1, MarComm has migrated another 150 webpages into Drupal. Phase II of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which includes the Languages, Literatures & Cultures site, launched in early August. One of the highlights of the site is the announcement of a new, standalone department —Spanish Language, Literary and Cultural Studies, and its own website, launched later in the month.

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion website was revamped and now includes a series of Covid-19 re-opening resources for persons of color and other minoritized communities and a recording of the August Town Hall, which outlined the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Plan presented to the community for comment.

In addition, DU’s coronavirus website saw a revamp in August as well, with a focus on creating a safe and fulfilling campus experience for our students, faculty and staff who have begun to converge on campus for the fall term.

On Sept. 1, the Division of Marketing & Communications (MarComm) launched a new site that is representative of the transitions underway in the division. “We’re rebuilding. You can expect to see many changes within the division over the next several months and our website will morph and develop along with us,” said Renea Morris, vice chancellor for marketing and communications. “I was aiming for ‘progress over perfection’ and am excited to have a start.”  

This month, we’ll continue the web overhaul contracting process currently underway with Fastspot. The first phase of the project will be discovery. Once discovery is complete, Fastspot will deliver a roadmap and timeline for migration and begin work on phase two of the project to develop and move all designated sites to Drupal.

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