Let’s Build an Online Gallery of Crisis/Emergency “Lite” Web Page Templates for Higher Ed

November 7th, 2007 Karine Joly 4 Comments

Would you share your crisis ‘lite’ website homepage with your colleagues in higher education?

Since the Virginia Tech Tragedy, we all have been building/updating the web template to be used in case of a crisis or an emergency.

By nature, these web templates can’t be easily shared among different institutions. You don’t want the general public to stumble on these by mistake.

So, I got an idea that I shared with the members of Higher Ed Experts this morning.

This online community is only open to people working in universities and colleges (not a member yet, sign up at www.higheredexperts.com/register), so it would be very easy to create a password-protected gallery listing crisis/emergency web templates from different institutions.

The gallery will only be viewable by registered members. The goal is to build a useful tool for everybody looking for some benchmarking data.

Duke University and Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) have already agreed to share their web page template.

If you’d like to and can share a link to yours (I could also host a copy of your HTML files at www.higheredexperts.com – again only available to members), please send me an email at karine@higheredexperts.com.

4 Responses

  1. I would encourage you to visit SimpsonScarborough’s repository of college and university crisis sites and emergency pages. We performed an online search and posted hyperlinks to over 60 crisis sites found. From these sites you can glean information that would apply to your institution and improve upon formats and information that is antiquated. Remember, if we found these sites others might be able to find yours, so ensure you have your bases covered! Good luck :).

  2. Karine Joly says:

    Teresa, I’ve scanned very quickly the page and it looks like your repository includes mainly links to emergency/crisis plan websites. Definitely something worth checking out.

    However, the gallery I plan to create for HEE members will be composed of the actual ‘lite’ web templates to be used for the main website as soon as a big crisis occurs on campus.

  3. Amy Aasen says:

    Karine, Is this gallery organized yet? I have a crisis comm. mtg. coming up and would like to be able to show some “lite” sites to the committee. Let me know. Amy

  4. aaron says:

    I’m a member of HEE, I’d also like to get some information about this gallery. We are creating a template now that I will submit and I’d like to see others.

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