The Hutton International Experiences Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. OVPUE IT and HIEP partnered to create a series of photo essays to celebrate the history of HIEP. Photos are collected from HIEP recipients following their study abroad experience and submitted to Box through the HIEP website–these photos combined with quotes from students make up most of the content of the photo essay pages. Visit the HIEP20 webpage to view the campaign and photo essays.
In the coming weeks, OVPUE IT, OVPUE Communications, and BEST will roll out updated help ticket forms.
Planning for graduate school can be an arduous task for graduating undergraduate students. The Career Development Center is well known for their excellent work with assisting IU undergraduate students to plan for their careers post graduation. What if a student is not sure that they want to enter the workforce just yet and has an interest in exploring graduate school instead? Luckily for these students the Career Development Center has launched this new website to assist students with planning for graduate school as well as finding the right program for them.
CDC staff has been working for several months in consultation with OVPUE IT on gradschool.cdc.indiana.edu, a new website for undergraduate students considering graduate school with resources on preparing for graduate school, researching graduate programs both internally and externally from IU, and resources and events for learning more on the subject.
With the completion of HPPLC’s new website and guidebook, OVPUE IT’s Web communications team has completed the four-year OVPUE Website Modernization project that began in 2015. All standard OVPUE websites are now more visually appealing, far more accessible, and consistent with IU’s brand and the IU Web Framework.
The OVPUE Student Advisory Board researches and presents on issues of undergraduate education to the leadership of OVPUE. Their research and suggestions have helped shape several OVPUE initiatives including iGPS, IU2U, and Intensive Freshman Seminars, to name just a few.
The Student Advisory Board’s new website, sab.ovpue.indiana.edu, features their findings from each of the last 6 years, as well as their members, and information on how to join. Special thanks to current president Tiffanie Xie and board member Limeng Liu for their hard work on designing the structure and content for the new site.
When images are uploaded into the WCMS for use on a website, there are three steps that can be difficult to remember and technically complicated to complete:
- Finding the correct pixel dimensions for the framework feature
- Cropping and resizing the photo
- Compressing the photo to minimize its file size
OVPUE IT and the Health Professions & Prelaw staff have been working on a new architecture and updated content for the HPPLC website. The result is a new IU Framework site focused on the center itself and the services and events it offers, and a separate guidebook site containing advising content collected and refined over the past 20 years.
HPPLC’s website has been recognized in the past as an innovative and thorough resource for students interested in professional schools both at IU Bloomington and at other universities around the country–the new HPPLC Guidebook makes it even easier to access the advising materials and clarifies which content is for IU Bloomington students only and which content applies broadly to anyone interested in law school or a health profession graduate program.
Students who visit the HPPLC Guidebook can search the entire contents from the homepage or easily select a discipline to see the resources available.
Little-known fact: the Career Development Center, in addition to supporting first and second year UD students with career planning, also serves all undergraduate students as a resource for finding on-campus employment and part-time jobs.
CDC staff and student interns have been working for several months in consultation with OVPUE IT to prepare a new website for student employment at IU with resources, events, and policies around student employment.
For several years, University Division and OVPUE IT have collaborated on pre-registration of incoming students in English Composition courses using a system of scripts and Qualtrics surveys to determine which students still need English Composition, and which courses those students should take based on their test scores and interests.
This year, exploratory students were added to the pre-registration process, and OVPUE IT’s Applications Services team moved the Qualtrics English Composition process into a custom application to house both English and Exploratory students’ pre-registration tasks. We call the new tool “NSO Advising Tasks”.
On February 27, Undergraduate Research published its first full website. Kody Steffy and Rosemarie Lerma have been working to put together a cohesive and engaging website for the Undergraduate Research Office since Kody joined OVPUE in May of last year.
Kody and Rosemarie proposed the organization of the site, gathered content, and found great photography and video for the site, with a little help from OVPUE IT.