10 votesAdminrkellett (Admin, MiddBlog) responded
I absolutely agree that the website needs to become more interactive and visually stimulating. We have a very static design.
But here’s a few facts: 1) the photos on the website are updated at least yearly but the “My Midd Experience” section is sorta outdated. It’d be nice for any Middkid to be featured — showing our diversity and openness to non-scripted admissions material. I’d also like to see a flickr account for Middkids to post photos to.
2) iTunesU is already on its way from the Communications Office as a way to see all the fantastic lectures around campus online in an easy format. Be prepared to see it launch in the Spring.
3) The online tour is actually one of the newer features on the website but yes, it is a little skimpy on real information and interactivity.
Here’s a link to Vassar: http://www.vassar.edu/
Perhaps you need to fill out an eval online before you can get your grades.
http://middevals.blogspot.com/ some students certainly would like to see this...
Does middkid.com's public eval (http://www.middkid.com/static/middkid/evalindex.php) service work well enough for students? Would Middlebury ever consider taking over such a service?
The physical rideboard used to be in McCullough by the mail center before the renovation... perhaps if we had a one-stop student portal, we could integrate the rideboard as a prominent feature in that so that this service (https://web.middlebury.edu/services/rides/) isn't buried about fifty clicks into our website...
So maybe we should opt for a single email a day from various "regions" of the school... one comprehensive Student-Org/SGA/Announcement email, one comprehensive Rohatyn Center/Lecture Email , one health center/health&wellness email, etc.?