Checklist for Ohlone College Website Updates

Our students and the community (our audience!) rely on the information provided on our website to be accurate and informative. If that information is incorrect or outdated (and therefore unreliable), the College's audience will become frustrated and may develop a negative perception of the department, the College, and the website.

Please review your website(s) for information that needs to be updated. Use the following checklists as a guide. Each website has different needs - please review each page of your website for any incorrect, outdated, incomplete or vague information.

Need to know which website(s) you're responsible for? Review the content provider information on the Web Team's Client List.

Academic Divisions/Departments

___ Do you have new faculty members?
___ Have faculty left your department?
___ Has contact information changed for the Division/Department or any staff or faculty? (telephone number, office number, email address, name)
___ Does your site have a list of courses? Are there new courses? Have courses been removed? (All Curriculum Guide information is managed by Curriculum & Scheduling in their Curriculum Guides website.)
___ Are updated schedules available for the current semester? (for office hours, for window hours, for sporting events, for forensics tournaments, for study abroad dates, for musical or theatrical performances, other)
___ What are the new deadlines for the current semester?
___ Have organizational changes been made? What needs to be reflected on department websites? (organization charts, other)
___ What other information could be provided to the College's audience? (future and current students, staff, faculty, the general public, and business/industry)?

Faculty

___ Has your contact information changed? (telephone number, office number, email address, name)
___ Are this semester's office hours posted?
___ What is your teaching schedule this semester?
___ What is your lab schedule this semester?
___ Have you posted the syllabus for each of your courses? Are they updated to reflect this semester's requirements, due dates, etc.?
___ If you post assignments on your website, are they updated to reflect this semester's requirements, due dates, etc.?
___ What other information could be provided to your students and other members of the College community? (future and current students, staff, faculty, the general public, and business/industry)?

Administrative Divisions/Departments

___ Has contact information changed for the Division/Department or any staff or faculty? (telephone number, office number, email address, name)
___ Are updated schedules available for the current semester? (for assessment testing, for office hours, for art gallery displays, for music/voice/theatre performances, other)
___ Do press releases or articles or other information need to be added/removed?
___ Are there new forms to be posted? or old forms to be removed?
___ Have organizational changes been made? What needs to be reflected on department websites? (organization charts, other)
___ What other information could be provided to the College's audience? (future and current students, staff, faculty, the general public, and business/industry)?

Specialized Areas

___ Curriculum Guides: Has an academic program changed requirements? (units changes, additional courses required, less courses required, courses requirements changed, other)
___ Student Health Center: Upcoming events listing, updated services, descriptions of events, summaries/followups on past events.