USF Website FAQ
There are two distinct USF websites, usfca.edu and myusf.usfca.edu. Both are public-facing websites, but each serves different audiences.
- a marketing-focused, public website primarily for prospective students, alumni, and donors
- many content contributors, however, Web & Digital Communications will edit and publish most content changes
- frequently changing content such as events requires many web authors and anyone can be trained to make event updates
- content such as news is also open to many web authors with training provided by Web & Digital Communications
- a public website focused on providing essential information and resources for current students, faculty, and staff
- most information is open to the public and does not require a login
- a personalized dashboard provides audiences with news and events specific to their role and single sign-on access to their top-used applications
- unlimited number of web editors and publishers for myUSF since this content is always changing and information must be frequently updated
- training for editors and publishers is provided through the ETS
The websites are maintained using Drupal which is a popular open-source web CMS and is used in a number of institutions.
The Web Strategy Committee
The Web Strategy Committee provides oversight of the websites and members include:
- Ellen Ryder, Vice President for Marketing Communications (Chair)
- Opinder Bawa, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
- April Crabtree, Vice Provost for Strategic and Enrollment Management
- Chris Brooks, Associate Dean for Sciences and Engineering, College of Arts & Sciences
- JP Allen, Professor, School of Management
- Marlene Tom, Assistant Vice President for Web & Digital Communications Strategy
The committee typically meets once per quarter but will meet more frequently during the web redesign project.