What a year! Here’s our list of online media accomplishments from July 2008 to June 2009.

  • We created a vision and goals for the entire bates.edu Web domain. We provided recommendations for improvements to all levels of the online experience: first impressions, news, events, department and office promotion, internal communications
  • We developed the strategy, plan, architecture, content, and prototype for our new home site
  • We supervised the migration of Media Relations stories (500 and counting) in a new content system to improve organization, findabilility, and engagement
  • We managed vetted social media content in Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and NetVibes.
  • We recruited, interviewed, and hired a new online media producer, Web communications assistants, and summer worker
  • We initiated Bates Voices, a new discovery project with students and alumni volunteers that would promote, coach, and select user-generated content (videos, images, stories) about the Bates experience
  • We selected next-generation online collaboration software now in use by the online media team and alumni and parent volunteers
  • We consulted with academic departments: Arts & Visual Culture, Education, Music, Politics, Psychology, as well as meeting with academic administrative assistants from numerous departments
  • We consulted with administrative offices, including Admissions, Accounting, Advancement, Bookstore, Career Services,  Chaplain, Dance Festival, Dean of Students, Dean of the Faculty, Equity and Diversity, Harward Center, Human Resources, Media Relations, Multicultural Center, Olin Arts, Student Housing, and Sustainable Bates
  • We consulted with student and alumni groups, including Bobcats of the Last Decade, Outing Club

And there’s more!

Jay Collier

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