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GC Website Redesign Project

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) is working to modernize and optimize its website to further the strategic goals of the institution as detailed in Building for the Future: The Graduate Center Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

The project is being led by the Office of Communications and Marketing, and will be conducted in partnership with a web design/development firm with expertise in higher education.

Key objectives:

  • to enhance The Graduate Center’s reputation through a sophisticated, visually-engaging website that showcases our serious academic programs and pioneering research, is accessible to all (mobile-responsive and ADA-compliant) and supports the goals of The Graduate Center strategic plan.
  • to provide functionality and transparency for internal processes and operations for the GC community, including current existing website functionality and desired functionality. 

Key project updates:

  • The site will utilize Drupal, which is a popular open-source content management system used by many companies, including education institutions. 
  • Visually, the site will focus on a macro theme, bringing visitors into the experience of being a part of The Graduate Center. And a visual design system has been established. Sample HTML flats of the homepage and program landing page are available. (Note that these are image files that are most easily viewed by saving the files and viewing in your computer's photo viewer.) 
  • Website governance has been finalized. 


Current Initiatives

The site has been shared with content owners of each program and office. Content owners should review their pages on the new site and share any concerns with the Core Team. 

Note that faculty profiles are still under review by the Core Team. The profiles were programmatically migrated to the new site and require manual checks for formatting, tags, and other issues.