The ATTW Website Redesign Progress Update

Pavel Zemliansky
James Madison University
Fall 2011

As ATTW members know, in late 2010, the organization’s website was redesigned and re-launched using a new software platform (the open source content management system Drupal). The main purpose of the redesign was to improve communication between the organization and its members by creating a more interactive online platform and though an increased use of social media.

In late 2010 and early 2011, a survey of ATTW members was conducted. One of the purposes of the survey was to learn what features ATTW members would like to see on the new website.

At the time of the writing this update, the communication subcommittee of the ATTW Executive Committee and the Web Editor are working on the following tasks in response to the priorities indicated by members in the survey:

  • An online membership and TCQ subscription system, which will allow members to join ATTW, renew their membership, and subscribe to TCQ on the site, using a credit card
  • An online conference registration system, which will allow members to register for the ATTW conference on the site
  • A system allowing members to submit conference proposals and allowing the conference chair and reviewers to conduct anonymous reviews of those proposals
  • Links to social media sites including Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter

All these features are being tested now and will be rolled out once the testing is completed.

The site will also include online forums moderated by ATTW officers for members of special interest groups (SIGs) to share information and hold online discussions.

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