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Academic Staff Communications Committee Minutes 02-10-21

Academic Staff Communications Committee

Monthly Meeting Minutes

2-3 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2021

2020-21 ASCC members present:  Felipe Gacharna, Kyle Henderson, Pamela O’Donnell, Robyn Perrin, Ashley Voss, Lori Wilson

  1. Review & Approve December Minutes – approved.

  2. ASCC Annual Report update (Ashley) – Ashley wrote an update for the 2019-20 schoolyear and sent to the Secretary’s office. It will be presented at a future ASA meeting, likely March.


  1. Communications Committee Project Check-in – The Secretary’s Office has requested a check-in, so Ashley and Lori will meet with Jake and Lesley to go over progress, including what the site ( looks like, the restructure of navigation and new tools. Some of the improvements and things to discuss include:

§  Streamlining menus and submenus to be more mobile friendly, overwhelm readers less and echo other sites.

§  Addition of clear call-to-action buttons

§  Adding feeds, events and other features using WiscWeb tools.

Felipe mentioned the site is not complete, is for idea-generating, not set in stone (or using all details and ideas from the audit yet).


We may be able to incorporate existing or new tools into our site, such as the policy library and/or API.

We will also send over the audit. If you have feedback, please feel free to add it.

Ashley and Lori will touch base with the Secretary’s Office on:

§  What documents  need to be online (and in what capacity) for open records laws.

§  Updating the UI of the KB.


  1. Future Plans – Spring 2021

§  Lori reported that although Tim with ASEC was interested in starting a newsletter from ASEC, the project is not moving forward at this time. They remain eager to help us with the newsletter when we are ready.

§  Felipe mentioned that University Marketing is working on a way to send newsletters using WordPress. We decided we’d like to invite Nick Weaver, the developer behind this advancement, to our next meeting.

  1. Adjourn



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OwnerLesley F.GroupThe Office of the Secretary/ Academic Staff
Created2021-03-16 13:40:06Updated2021-03-16 13:41:39
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