Client: Dean’s Office, Brittany Stone
Description: This was a complete remake of the college’s site. We started with a completely empty Joomla site and rebuilt from the ground up. We focused on creating a site was compliant with the university’s new web style guidelines and that was organized for maximum maintainability. Brittany did most of the hard work, tracking down people, getting content out of them, and posting it on the site.
Project Status: A project like this is never really finished but the major work is done and we’ve moved on to the phase where we are mostly posting new content and updates.
eRPT version 2
Client: Dean’s Office, Nanci Osvai
Description: This system was created to automate the document collection and review process needed for RTP. Version 2 added the ability for department chairs to manage their applicants and review committee. This has been a resounding success last year Dale and I were flooded with support requests, it took up most of our time for weeks. This year the department chairs have been able to do most of those tasks themselves with only a small user’s manual. I’ve only had about half a dozen emails about eRPT and most of those were related to the RPT process it’s self or Adobe Acrobat usage.
Project Stats: Some small tweaks may be needed as the RPT season progresses but I do not anticipate on having to do another major development cycle for eRPT this year. The system we have in place is 99% of the way there.
Client: Dale Pike
Description: CLAS Pages is designed to provide web hosting for faculty sites, research groups, laboratories, conferences, consulting units, and other small sites. The system is designed to allow non-technical people to easily administer their site and create pages, news posts, upload images, and more. See: http://pages.uncc.edu
Project Stats: The system is up and running, my staff and I setup sites and install software updates. The system hasn’t been widely advertized yet but we already have 6 live sites and 4 more in development. I think this will be a very popular service, so far the test subjects early adopters have been able to administer their own sites without so much as a follow up email.
New CLAS Joomla Template
Client: Every CLAS departmental site.
Description: Creation of a Joomla template that would allow departments to keep the functionality of their current Joomla based sites but still comply with the university’s new style guidelines.
Project Status: It’s up and running on all CLAS hosted departmental sites
Universal Ninernet Login
Description: This is a script and method for securely validating Ninernet logins on site that cannot use https. This does seem like an odd situation but it hard to get the correct settings from ITS to use https so we needed a work-around.
Project Stats: It is finished and has already been successful integrated into other CLAS projects (such as eRPT)
MCNC Server Migration
Description: We moved all our departmental (and most of our other) sites to our new web server at MCNC.
Project Stats: It took a few months to setup the new server and transfer our sites but it was worth it. Our old donated server would crash all the time due to being overloaded by requests and didn’t even have enough memory to run a virus scan! Things are running swimmingly on the new machine and we have plenty of capacity for future growth.