Initial Assessment:  The district office and each of the four colleges are responsible for creating and maintaining their own home websites. The district and two colleges use vendor platforms and the remaining two colleges use open source platforms.  Assessments by CampusWorks noted that the websites differ significantly from one another in content and navigation which is frustrating for students and other users when they wish to seek similar information from multiple sites. In addition, consistent district-wide ADA technology accessibility standards and procedures are not in place.

Plans:  

  1. The district and colleges will form a work group to review the current websites to create and implement consistent student-centered content and navigation. Outside expertise will be engaged as needed.  Implementation will be completed by May 2018.
    1. Lead(s): District and college communicators
    2. Funding Sources: One-time and on-going Program Development Funds and college on-going and one-time discretionary funds carryover
    3. College and District Roles: District and college representatives will develop and recommend consistent standards for similar web content and navigation.  District and college personnel responsible for maintaining the respective websites will implement the standards by May 2018.
  2. A district-wide Technology Accessibility Task Force has been formed to develop consistent accessibility standards and procedures to meet federal ADA technology accessibility standards by December 2017 for implementation by May 2018.
    1. Lead(s):  General Counsel and Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Services
    2. Funding Sources: One-time and on-going Program Development Funds and college on-going and one-time discretionary funds carryover
    3. College and District Roles: District and college representatives serving on the task force will develop and recommend consistent technology accessibility standards and procedures for implementation.  The respective district and college personnel responsible for maintaining websites will implement the standards by December 2017.

Indicators of Success:  

  1. District and college websites are consistent where similar content occurs and in navigation to that similar content.
District-wide technology accessibility standards are approved and implemented, including professional development training for all employees.