Digital Communications determines the strategic direction of the Brandeis website, which welcomes nearly 3 million visitors a year. We spread the Brandeis story to a worldwide audience and enable our university colleagues to do the same.
Our team works to ensure that website content supports the university’s strategic goals and brand, and is accessible to all people, regardless of physical or developmental abilities and impairments.
Who We Are
What We Do
Oversee the Brandeis University website, including websites for academic departments and programs, administrative offices, and research centers and institutes.
Set and enforce university website guidelines and best practices, including web accessibility requirements.
- Create official university websites and assist academic departments and programs, administrative offices, and research centers and institutes with maintaining their websites.
Provide training and support for university web editors in the use of Brandeis' content management system (CMS) and digital accessibility; address technical questions, identify errors and improve sites by promoting best practices.
Manage the university’s digital asset portal, a searchable online library of photographs available to the Brandeis community.
How to Reach Us
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with website editing.
Three Things to Remember
Consider your audience. Most visitors to department and program websites are prospective students and other external audiences looking for information about our programs and faculty. Before adding content, consider whether it engages these audiences and reflects the quality of your program.
Grab the reins. Departments and programs are responsible for maintaining their websites. Your web editor should review your site often for outdated or missing information, broken links, typographical errors, etc. to provide the best experience possible for website visitors. This includes making sure faculty information — such as expertise, profile and publications — is up-to-date.
We're here to help. Consult Digital Communications before undertaking a major restructuring of your website. We can offer advice on organizing your site, analyzing web traffic, selecting the best photos and more.