Office of Web Services

The Office of Web Services Web Team, which includes five full-time web professionals and several undergraduate students, is responsible for the strategic planning, design, development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and evaluation of Provost Office Web sites.

The Web Team is currently responsible for seventy web sites, many of them mission critical to the university including the Office of Admissions; Student Advisement, Resources & Financial Services (Student Response Center, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and Veterans Affairs); Registrar; Academic Advising; the Undergraduate Catalog; UBThisSummer; and the Office of the Provost.

Our mission and vision is to:

  1. Understand the Business
  2. Understand the User
  3. Understand the Medium

These guidelines allow us to develop a web strategy that consists of a combination of user goals and business goals, with an understanding that both goals must be met to ensure a successful site.

The Web Services staff follow the principles of User Centered Design (UCD). UCD is a collection of techniques, processes, methods and online procedures for designing usable web sites. It embodies a philosophy that places the user at the center of the process with users being consulted at each stage of the design process.

The Web Team also advocates adhering to Web Standards. This approach allows sites to be created faster, be both forward and backward compatible, use less bandwidth, and require less time to maintain. More information about Web Standards is available through the Web Standards Project.

Last updated: Jun 06, 2011 1:44 pm EST