In keeping with our efforts to improve student online resources, Eckerd College Organization of Students has launched a new website and corresponding mobile website that will serve as a unified portal for ECOS web initiatives. The new website will consolidate our web presence, which was previously spread over the old ECOS website, Twitter, ECweb, and Facebook. The site will also provide easy access to other sites relevant to Eckerd life.
As Chief of Staff I have made improving our online presence one of the hallmarks of this administration, and I see the new website as the next step in improving students’ access to ECOS resources. The site’s new organization will make it easier for students and faculty to find the information they need. ECOS sites are listed at the footer or sidebar of every page, and greater information on ECOS procedures, event planning, club listings, and the budget has been consolidated. In regards to the budget, the new website includes a section entirely devoted to making the use of funding as transparent as possible.
The old website was just all the unchanging and outdated information about rules and committees. Now it has all the changing news too—the initiatives we are running, news on progress ECOS has made. It’s now all in one place. The revamped website will be updated more frequently, as the updated software is easier for ECOS reps to use. Any ECOS rep is going to be able to update the site this year, whereas last year only a few knew how.
The new website makes it easier than ever for all students to become a part of the decion-making process in ECOS and encourages anyone interested to get involved.
I look forward to the upcoming academic year and cannot wait to move forward with additional initiatives.