To more thoroughly promote faculty and staff accomplishments, we are changing the way we accept submissions to the Faculty and Staff Stars section of IUP Reporter, the monthly tabloid sent to employees and friends of IUP.
Beginning October 24, we will only accept submissions that have made their way into the department or office website news section. Those who wish to submit news should forward to email@example.com a link to the specific news post on the department website.
Because space in IUP Reporter is limited, we can accommodate only brief news items; however, faculty and staff members are encouraged to post much more extensive entries on the department website news section.
Why are we changing the process? Because ensuring that the news appears first on the department or office website makes that site more easily found by Google. It gives your site keywords that are vital to a successful Google search. It proves to prospective students, prospective faculty members, alumni, and others who don't receive IUP Reporter that your department has faculty members who are active experts in their respective fields. And, posting the items in the news section makes them accessible to other websites through RSS feeds. This new practice is consistent with the Communications Office's web-first strategy. For more information on how this practice can benefit you and your department, see materials from the recent Web Maintainers' Summit, Beyond Maintenance: Promoting Your Unit on the Web.
If you do not know who your department's web maintainer is, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send other questions to Regan Houser.