A place to discuss Drupal in Higher Education
This Group is a split-off of the Drupal Education Group and aims ito deal with issues and challenges that are unique to Drupal in post-secondary academic environments. This group has been founded as a result of Drupalcon San Francisco 2010 when it became obvious that there was a need for a place to extend the fruitful discussions that began there.
The University of Texas System seeks a contract Drupal Developer to assist the Web Team in the Office of External Relations. The Drupal Developer will assist the Web Team’s project of transitioning legacy HTML sites into the main UT System Drupal site. This includes working with internal offices to determine site needs, creating new section settings and configurations, and testing before deployment. The developer will also help on day‐to‐day operations of the UT System Drupal site as needed.
Duties will include:
DRUPAL WEB ADMINISTRATOR/IT SPECIALIST, Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), to work closely with CTL management and IT to implement communications strategy and long-range goals, and assist with the ongoing management and support of CTL's IT infrastructure.Read more
I stumbled on this evaluation of enterprise CMS's created last June by the University of Florida. The formal mission of this is to "...identify UF’s web publication needs, review the available options, and recommend an enterprise solution."
It comes to some interesting conclusions
- Drupal is ranked 7 out of 8
- The top three rankings are all proprietary solutions (Oracle being #1)
The end of the report weighs and grades each CMS on various categories. Its interesting to see where Drupal excels and where it was identified as insufficient.
The good news (I believe), is that many of the areas where we were identified as insufficient are being addressed in Drupal 8.
Anyway, I'll leave this here for anyone interested.Read more
10 things you need to know to optimize a Drupal website for any device or platform.Read more
Our Drupal team has recently been tasked with building a Student Portal for the campus. It will need to pull data from enterprise systems such as PeopleSoft (student data) and Desire2Learn (LMS), as well as other Drupal sites (news and events). I was wondering if anyone in this group has built, or is currently building, a student portal in Drupal? If so, I'd love to hear about your experience.
Columbia Law School, which stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society, seeks proficient and talented freelance/contract Drupal 7 developers to collaborate with and complement our staff developers while we build some pretty amazing projects and experiences in our enterprise Drupal environment. Become part of the team as we tackle our aggressive and ambitious web development strategy.Read more
The University of Iowa Information Technology Services organization (ITS), is seeking to fill a position for a Web Application Developer. We're expanding our central Drupal web services team. The job location is in downtown Iowa City, Iowa.Read more
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is currently redeveloping our main website in Drupal. We will be moving the rest of the university to Drupal using templates as we go forward.
Our site is over a decade old, so this has been an arduous process and evolution.
We are currently developing a taxonomy for our main site (which includes academics, admissions, campus life, research, etc) that we are hoping will apply to our subsites (colleges, departments, programs, etc.). At this point it is a rather daunting process and can clearly get out of hand if we aren't careful.Read more
Just a quick community note about some momentum in projects that often times directly benefit the drupal edtech community.
LTI is moving along in the community it seems -- http://drupal.org/sandbox/jzornig/1809350
Epub would be an excellent format to support exports to which funnymonkey has some work into that I need to test -- http://drupal.org/project/epub_exportRead more
Higher Education Sites using Drupal
If your school is using Drupal, or if you know of another school using Drupal, please email the site administrator so that they can be added to this list.
- Adam Mickiewicz University
- Amherst College | Site Info | Case Study
- Appalachian State University
- Arizona State University | Site Info | ASU Drupal Group
- Asbury University
- Ashland University
- Brock University
- Brown University
- Cal State Monterey Bay
- California College of the Arts
- Confederation College
- Converse College
- Duke University
- Empire State College
- SUNY Geneseo: Center for Mentoring and Learning
- CUNY The Graduate Center
- Harvard Science | Site Info
- Lenoir-Rhyne University
- Northland Pioneer College
- Ohio Northern University
- Oregon State University | Site Info
- Penn State, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
- Portland State University | Site Info
- Paul Smith's College
- Seattle Film Institute
- Stanford University
- Tyndale University College & Seminary
- Union College
- University of New York at Buffalo | Site Info
- University of Calgary | Site Info
- University of Delaware | Site Info
- University of Lethbridge
- University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- University of Northern Iowa | Site Info
- University of Oregon
- University of Prince Edward Island
- University of Windsor
- University of Windsor Law School
- University of Wisconsin-Madison | Site Info | Drupal Group
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Western Governors University
- Western Washington University | Group Site
- Yale University