Best of the Web
The Center for Digital Government and Education announced that Truckee Meadows Community College is the first place winner of this year’s "Best of the Web" in the category higher education. The "Best of the Web" contest measures the most innovative Web sites in state government, local government and education.
Cal Anderson, TMCC’s Webmaster, said "Just the fact that they selected us is quite an honor." Anderson joined TMCC in January 2000, and colleagues said he made the Web site consistent and easy for faculty and students to use.
Sharon Wurm, assistant dir. of financial aid, said "It’s been phenomenal what Cal has done." Wurm said, "He’s streamlined the design and made it look professional." What she and others in the TMCC financial aid department appreciate is Anderson’s willingness to try new things, and that he’s proactive. Wurm said he rarely ever says no.
Anderson said the college has undergone four Web redesigns, and this latest version is the product of a collaborative effort of TMCC’s Web advisory committee and the college’s public information office. Anderson, said that once the policies were in place, "I could move forward with the site’s design and implementation creating the organized and easy to follow Web site you see now."
TMCC placed the best in how it provides curriculum and student services and manages administrative data. The three judging criteria were innovation, functionality, and efficiency. Hundreds of Web sites are submitted each year but only a few make it as finalists. The awards ceremony and conference will be held Sept. 29 - 30 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
For more information, please visit the Center for Digital Education.
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