The University's website is made up of thousands of pages, serving tens of thousands of page views per day, millions per year, and is growing steadily. With course listings; student handbooks; and faculty, staff and administration personal web pages, since its inception in the mid-1990s the site has grown to provide resources for students and prospects and their families, employees, alumni, the media and the general public.
The role of Web Operations
Web Operations is responsible for operation and training for the Content Management System, development of database-driven functionality for the website, website graphics, traffic tracking and analysis, and implementation of design policies set for the website. Web Operations also maintains the University's channel on Youtube.
The FDU website is a constellation of web servers and domains, each with its own functional specialization.
- www.fdu.edu includes the FDU main page, as well as forms and web-based computer programs that provide special functions for site visitors. This includes the database-driven Coursefinder file of colleges, majors, courses, and sections.
- view2.fdu.edu is the content management server, with over 6000 active pages, maintained directly by individuals in the offices and departments that their pages represent .
- publicmind.fdu.edu is where surveys and analysis by FDU's own public interest polling center are posted.
FDU servers not under direct control by Web Operations include webcampus.fdu.edu, webadvisor.fdu.edu, webmail.fdu.edu, library.fdu.edu, ucoll.fdu.edu, and gig.org.
William R. Kennedy
Director, Web Operations