Web Services

Phase 1: Strategy Development

Constant Communication with the Campus Community:

We recognize the importance of maintaining constant communication with the Bethel community as we enter into the redesign process. We're taking steps to provide numerous opportunities for stakeholder input and feedback.  We invite you to follow along and stay tuned for upcoming announcements via our redesign Blog.  We'll update this weekly and will provide insight into many aspects of the process. 

Online Surveys:

An initial online survey served to gather helpful information in preparation for mStoner's mid-April campus visit.  The survey was open to the Bethel community and we received over 165 responses.  Thanks to all that participated!  Additional surveys will be made available throughout the redesign process.

Onsite Stakeholder Interviews: April 14-16

Members of the mStoner team were on campus April 14-16 to conduct intake meetings with stakeholders from across the University.

Public Q&A Session: April 16

Patrick DeMichele, a member of the mStoner team, offered a 2 hour Q&A regarding the redesign process from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 16.  This event was open to the Bethel Community.

Technical Assessment:

A technical assessment of Silva, our content management system, will also be included during the mStoner team's visit.  Cam will meet with members of Web Services team to determine any development needs that may exist in preparation for the website redesign process.

BU Redesign Blog:

Web Services has created a redesign blog to serve as an open platform for sharing updates, fielding comments and questions, and documenting our progress as we proceed through the redesign process.

Strategy Plan Document:

Based upon discovery from online surveys, onsite stakeholder interviews, public Q&A sessions, technical assessments, and numerous conversations, mStoner will generate a strategy document that outlines and defines constituency expectations, preliminary information architecture, and a project plan.  Once this plan has been reviewed and approved by the steering committee and project team, we'll enter into Phase 2: Design and Production.