Registrar’s website sports new look, better usability

Today, the Office of the Uni­ver­sity Reg­is­trar proudly launches its new web site. It incor­po­rates a num­ber of improve­ments, both visu­ally and in ease-of-use. As with any major change, there are bound to be ques­tions. Please let Scott Bush, the Registrar’s web­mas­ter, know what you think and inform him of any issues.

If you’re inter­ested, here are some details on the new site:

  • Bet­ter orga­nized — The new home­page (besides look­ing nicer) has links to the top resources for stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff, and other mem­bers of the Uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity. We’ve also inte­grated the top three entries from this blog to keep you informed at a glance.
  • One-stop shop­ping — The new site is actu­ally a con­sol­i­da­tion of mul­ti­ple depart­men­tal web­sites man­aged by the Reg­is­trar. We’ve inte­grated the Time Sched­ule Office and Cur­ricu­lum Office web­sites into this one. This helps to unify the Registrar’s many ser­vices as well as present a con­sis­tent inter­face for more con­tent. We’ll soon inte­grate Data Man­age­ment and DARS con­tent here, too.
  • Improved search — Because we’ve got mul­ti­ple sites “under one roof,” (see above) our search fea­ture now finds more con­tent more easily.
  • Fancy forms — If you use the time sched­ule change forms, you’ll appre­ci­ate the changes we’ve made. In addi­tion to look­ing bet­ter, the forms now val­i­date your input and give hints so you know what’s expected as you com­plete the form.
  • Old links still work — If you’ve fol­lowed a link from another site (or one of your own book­marks), don’t worry: you’ll get where you were going. The old site will instantly redi­rect you to the appro­pri­ate page within the new site.

We’d wel­come your com­ments on the new site, either added to this blog post or in an e-mail to Scott Bush, our webmaster.

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