Progress Continues on

In November, more than 90 faculty and staff members were trained on how to post and update content in Meredith’s new content management system, Expression Engine. Many of those who have been trained are successfully sharing news from their area, adding calendar entries, refining online profiles and updating content. Training will continue throughout the spring semester with a series of in-depth workshops. Topics we plan to cover in these workshops include:

• Use of images on the site
• Accessibility
• Intranet vs. Website
• Making effective use of calendars and news
• And more

More information about the workshops will be available next semester. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the website, including who can edit your content, please contact or Meaghan Bixby at or David Timberlake at

Academics Landing Page
You may have noticed some changes to the Academics page on These changes, informed by the College’s strategic plan and with input from the Provost’s office, bring increased prominence to important aspects of the Meredith experience. You’ll find that it’s now easier to navigate to general education, experiential learning and course catalogues.

Website by the Numbers
Numbers show that since launch, traffic to our site has increased by nearly 70 percent compared to the same period of time in 2012. And not only are more people coming to the site, but they’re spending more time taking in what we have to say. The average duration of a site visit has increased by more than 50 percent.

These numbers show our collaborations are paying off. We look forward to continuing to work with you to keep the website fresh and appealing and to enhance each user’s experience on the site — and keep them coming back for more.

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In this issue:

Meredith Launches Civil Communication Initiative »

Jo Ellen Ammons Welcome Center Dedication October 19 »

Gloria Steinem’s Life on the Road Leads to Meredith »

The Meredith College Poll Finds Key Races Close in North Carolina »

Faculty/Staff Giving Makes Impact on Campus »

2016 Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon Held »

Library Hosts 14th Annual Taste of Research Event »

Meredith Nutrition Students to Help Stop Hunger Now »

Small, but Mighty: A Digital Photography in Italy Exhibition »

General Education Embarks on Listening Tour »

Psychology Department Hosts Career Panel »

Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and Departmental News 10/12/16 »

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