On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 09:00:20AM -0500, Scott Smith wrote:
> I took a brief look at it yesterday, and my thought was, just like the old
> site, it doesn't make it easy to find individual departments. For
> instance, I had a devil of a time finding the Controller's site to get
> Travel Authorization documents this week. I need these once in a blue
> moon, but it would be nice to have an easy way to at least drill down to
> get to where I needed to be. It seems like the site is more oriented
> toward outsiders and academic interests right now.
In general, I have found that the best approach to finding department
sites like this, is to use the Search box. That seems to work the same
with the new page as with the old.
However, I did a quick attempt to find the travel site via the menus,
and I found it where I would have expected to find it. I started by
clicking the "Faculty & Staff" tab at the top. Since I didn't spot
Travel or Controller in the highlighted list, I tried the "Facilities &
Services" entry under the "Exploring MSU" bar. There, under the heading
"Business & Administrative Services", I found both "Controller's Office"
and "Travel Office".
Now, I probably know the organization of MSU better than many, but it
seems like the choices I made were the intuitive choices, given what was
presented. Similarly, it was not difficult to find a list of academic
units and programs.
As for the comment form, I too found it annoying that I couldn't submit
a comment without making a pretext at rating the site. I did discover
that I only had to pick one ranking under #2, and one under #6, in order
to get by those checks (I just picked a neutral choice).
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