Next Steps

LSA DMC, in partnership with r2i, is currently in the first phase of implementation of the new CMS. This phase - termed Discovery and Direction - involves gathering information from a variety of audiences, including, prospective students, parents, faculty and staff, alumni and donors to determine a direction for how the information architecture of the College and departmental sites will be constructed. 

A representative from Adobe will be attending an upcoming CMS User Group meeting to demonstrate the software and respond to questions. An announcement about the date of that meeting is scheduled for the week of February 10.

In a letter to Chairs and Key administrators, Dean Susan Gelman said, "Our goal is to begin launching sites during this calendar year ...We are committed to a smooth transition at the department level. We made significant strides in this process during the last migration and, while transitioning to a new system is never painless, we will work tirelessly to minimize the disruption to you and your staff during this process."

Phase 2 of the implementation involves data migration, building templates and components, integration, testing and finally deployment of new sites.