Higher Education: The Toughest Gig in All the Web

2010 eduWEB Conference

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Contact Information

Mark Greenfield
Director of Web Services
Mail Drop: 109 Norton Hall
Office Location: 454 Porter Hall
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y. 14260
Phone: (716)645-2811
Fax: (716)645-7761


Higher education web development presents many unique challenges that make it the toughest gig in all the web.   Multiple missions, silos, consensus decision making, multiple audiences with disparate needs, corporate expectations on a not-for-profit budget, the growing expectations of the technology adept millennial students, campus politics, and an organizational structure resembling federalism all combine to create a very demanding environment.  But when approached with the right mindset, higher education is also the most rewarding gig in all the web.

This presentation will explore the culture of higher education and how it impacts web development, provide a framework for building and sustaining an effective college web presence, and offer advice and guidance for the web professional looking to make the most of a career in higher education.

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Closing Quote

I touch the future. I teach. – Christa McAuliffe