The Office of the Secretary for Academic Governance launched their new website on October 1, 2014. Formerly in HTML, the new site was built with the Drupal Content Management System (CMS). Each committee has a direct link to their description within the bylaws, a listing of minutes and agendas for the past 10 years, current members and a list of upcoming meeting dates for the academic year. The site also includes a calendar that displays all of the upcoming committees' meetings in a calendar view as well as a chronological listing. The Academic Governance Office is now working with DECS on further development of the Current Topics section to include detailed statuses of each topic such as: under review, referred to by another office and related voting information.
Just launched on April 25, 2014, the College of Engineering Diversity Programs Office has a new website! Check it out!
On March 17, 2014 the Electrical Machines & Drives Laboratory group launched their new research website. Along with a list of their current research projects, the site features the group members, latest publications, related MSU courses and a four-part video tutorial series on using Real Time Lab View.
Featured Fellows is a new website for the MSU Graduate School that was launched on February 25, 2014. With a responsive design and "Metro Style" home page, visitors can easily search the site by a named fellow, a fellowship or by the college. There are also highlights for recent news, a news archives listing and links to seven social media sites for the MSU Graduate School.
The new Honors College website launched January 3, 2014. Formerly HTML, the new site is built with the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) and has a rotating homepage feature along with six colorful highlights for News, Events, Directory, Honors College Profiles, Advising and Support the College. Along with the rotating feature, the news and events sections are a few of the Drupal content types, providing an easy way for the site editor to add new content while keeping the site fresh and up-to-date.
The Honors College Debate Team and Spartan Debate Institute website launched on November 1, 2013. Formerly HTML, the new site was built with the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) and is a unique combination of a splash page with a rotating feature along with links to each of the two main site landing pages, "Debate" and "Spartan Debate Institute" (SDI). Each one of the main landing pages also has its own rotating feature with photos of the past winning teams and high school summer programs. The Debate site includes a news feed, upcoming events and blog, along with a photo gallery and a historical archive. The SDI site highlights the various 2-4 week-long camps, the current institute faculty listing, FAQs, and an online application and payment system.
With an upgraded version of the Drupal Content Management System, the Mechanical Engineering department website has a new design and functionality. Now with a responsive design theme, the new site can be viewed easily on a wide range of devices - anything from desktop computer monitors to tablets and mobile phones.
The new site homepage has a large rotating feature, news feeds for both general and research-related news items, as well as interchangeable photo banners across the top of the inside landing pages.
Formerly a small group on the Research Groups website, the Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center launched their full website on August 12, 2013.
As part of the Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, the new site uses the same Drupal content management system as the department site, with similar features such as a rotating slideshow, news and events, and a quick links section on the homepage. The new site also includes an extensive list of publications of the various research papers that led to The Center's latest expansion.
The University Scholarships & Fellowships Development Office, who works on behalf of the Graduate Office of the Dean to create fellowships for graduate students, has recently launched their new website, “Support for Students,” on June 6, 2013.
Formerly a combination of HTML and WordPress, DECS built the new site on one user-friendly platform using the Drupal Content Management System.
The homepage has a large accordion slider feature, latest YouTube videos, and “Social Buzz” links to their five social media webpages. The homepage also features their current news, which is set up in a blog-style format allowing visitors to see posted dates, related tags and a place to leave comments. The site also has an extensive resource library and a “frequently asked questions” listing.