Overview: Here is a highlights list of proposed achievements contained within the cornell.edu Redesign proposal.
YEAR ZERO: 2003 November ? 2004 April: FOUNDATIONS
- Solidify systems foundation for cornell.edu, including hosting, content management, account management, statistics, etc.
- Seek Web communications priorities from senior management, key constituencies.
- Establish working relationships with senior management, colleagues, users.
- Establish working relationship with CIT/WPG, including service agreements for projects and hosting.
YEAR ONE: Summer 2004: MAJOR PRODUCTION PHASE
- Complete redesign of cornell.edu home page and top level pages.
- Include new Cornell logo (due to be ready August 2004).
- Take first pass at reworking or replacing all existing functionality related to pre-2004 cornell.edu (such as Search, Events, News, Feedback, etc.).
- Create Cornell President site.
- Maintain CUInfo at current levels until we can address its utility to campus constituents.
- Establish roles of cornell.edu main site Program Mgr (PM) and Developer support PM.
- Establish primary visual space in cornell.edu as communications message area.
YEAR TWO: 2004 July ? 2005 July (FY05): MAJOR PRODUCTION PHASE
- Redesign Admissions site for 2004-5 Admissions cycle.
- Develop Outreach section.
- Develop Research section.
- Migrate to content management system.
- Create Stage 1 Promotional site (Wired Cornell).
- Create web.cornell.edu developer support site.
- Continue content development for existing portions of site/project.
YEAR THREE: 2005 July ? 2006 July (FY06): CONTINUED PRODUCTION PHASE
- Hire Promotional site PM.
- Add to existing cornell.edu functionality.
- Add to existing Admissions site, including functionality.
- Expand features of web.cornell.edu.
- Expand Inside Cornell to its proper size.
- Add student support to content dependent sections.
YEAR FOUR: 2006 July ? 2007 July (FY07): MANAGEMENT STAGE
- Establish a standard development, design, and content update schedule for cornell.edu.
- Thomas Richardson, Cornell Director of Web Communications