Photography and Graphics
The Communication service is also responsible for immortalizing events and strategic moments of the university. Through this, the team takes strategic photos which a published on our social media sites especially on Flickr which also gives external participants at the event in our university to have access to photos of such events. The service also conceives strategic messages which are disseminated on Social media and on banners announcing events of the university like our Commencement exercises
Web And Social Media Management
One of the main responsibilities of the CCS is to keep the information displayed on the site fresh, informative, and appealing. Our ‘content strategy’ is to create, write and manage content so as to achieve university’s goals and be a voice for the university through the web
Our role is to coordinate the planning, maintenance, and accessibility of Website content in a way that ensures the consistency of the Web site’s look and feel. This includes ensuring that the layout, positioning, navigation, and look and feel of content are consistent across and throughout the university. The CCS may write and update the content of the university website on their own with their team of content writers (producers) to put out new content. Schools/ units’ writers can proofread and edit their own work, and work independently from the manager.
It is the duty of the CCS to manage discussion posts, and to make sure that the posts are not violating any laws or are inappropriate in any way. Anything questionable is taken down as soon as the webmaster becomes aware of it.
Other duties may include identifying new content opportunities, exploring ways to repurpose existing content throughout the site, monitoring website traffic, responding to website feedback, and implementing changes to the site’s layout and content based on website analytics and usability testing. We work closely with the Center for information and technological Services (CITS.
Strategy & Planning
• Identify, recommend, and prioritize new Web features and applications in conjunction with organization leaders and department managers.
•Prepare a long-term plan for Web site development and presence, including standards and guidelines for content, based on organization goals and input from stakeholders.
• Co-ordinate with Web site departments and content creators from across the organization.
• Liaise with systems experts on hardware and software issues that affect the Web site and its availability.
• Assess competing Web sites as regards to content, look and feel, and
functionality, and make improvement recommendations to our organization’s
Acquisition & Deployment
• Track and evaluate new standards, technologies and trends in Web site
development, design, and delivery.
• Set and enforce compatibility and interoperability standards that ensure site accessibility for all users.
• Program HTML pages and upload them onto the site.
• Ensure a consistent look and feel across the Web site by promoting uniform
fonts, formatting, icons, images, and layout, and creating appropriate
templates to assist content authors.
• Find, diagnose, and fix Web site problems, including broken links (both internal and external), typographical errors, and formatting inconsistencies.
• Create and maintain an archive for Web site templates and images.
• Participate in the development and integration of graphical and multimedia components into the Web site, including audio and video.
• Ensure sensitive and/or classified organizational information is not
inadvertently posted to the Web site.
• Receive and respond to all e-mail messages for the Webmaster in timely and courteous fashion technical issues.
• Monitor asses and gives regular report on website performance on the world wide web and ensures proper functioning of the website
• Administer website permissions for end users who require access to edit
content and applications.
Create, maintain and modify web pages on the School Division’s website.
Assist in the development of Web standards and practices for schools.
Provide technical support to departments and school-based content creators.
Work with Journalist to email university’s monthly newsletter to all contacts of the university
Upload posts on facebook and Update University’s twitter account as need arises.
Monitor social media sites and gives report on their performance
Upload videos on youtube and link them to the website
Training of students
Students are our core and though we do not have a Journalism school we do engage students in the different activities carried out by CCS. We give students what they need to be good communicators. We provide basic knowledge on news gathering, writing and reporting so that they get basic writing skills-spelling, grammar, use of quotations and compelling news leads. We also provide them with reporting techniques that include interviews, hard and soft documents to gather background information.
We also drill students on video filming and editing as well as photography. Students are also trained on events management through web research, discussions with the students as well as assignments to work on and rehearsals before events.
Students interested in learning, discovering and improving on their communication skills in public speaking, writing, and photography and filming are free to do so by simply sending a hand written application to the coordinator of CCS or via email at …. This can be done anytime during the semesters.
Responses shall be sent to the students a day after reception of the application letter or email.
The Communication manages an internal Television network called CUIB TV where programs and our productions are broadcasted. The screen also serves as an announcements medium for the university. Through the screen students especially and our community are updated about upcoming events and developments in the community as well as opportunities.
Telling your Story is of essence else someone else will tell it for you in the most inappropriate way. As a 21st Century University adding to the above statement, CUIB’s Communication Service produce videos that highlight many aspects of campus and student life as well as achievements. Some of our works can be seen on our youtube channel.
The Unit is equipped with modern audio-visual equipment which enables the team of scriptwriters, editors, photographers and editors achieve quality video and concepts to drive the vision of the university.
Recent projects include:
· Videos for our Commencement
· Documentary on the production of paper bags by one of our Students
· Presidential Debates of Student Government Presidential Campaign
· CUIB Insight
· CUIB Entrepreneurial and Academic Fair
· Daily News and updates about the Institution
· 40th Anniversary of Sr. Mary Kombe
Writing and Editing
If you want to make sure your written communications are clear, consistent and effective, CCS can help. Our writing and editing services are free to the CUIB campus community.
Submitting Text/Content to CCS
If you are to provide a document for us to edit, send it as a Microsoft Word document with as little formatting as possible. Spell check and proofread on your own to allow us to focus on the areas where we can help the most.
Documents to be edited or written, will be received by the requesting unit 4 days after the day of reception by CCS. However, short documents with very little error will be published or sent back to the requesting unit within a day of reception. If content of the document has to be developed by CCS, the requesting office must provide background information to guide the writing by CCS.
Changes will be tracked in Word so you can see what we have done. We can also proofread other document formats too, but it might be time consuming.
Remember that if your project needs to be approved by people other than CCS, you need to build in time for their review and shepherd the project through that process.
Basically, we copy edit your document for grammar, punctuation, style consistency and flow. When you have a project, inform us at least 3 days ahead so that we can fit it in with our other activities.
We can also do substantive editing, which will involve making sure your copy is well organized and targeted to the audience for whom you are writing. At the same time, we will perform a copy edit and fact check. For this type of editing, you will need to allow significantly more time — at least a week for a document of a few pages. Allow more time for longer documents, more complicated projects or particularly busy times of year like the month or so before Commencement or other big campus events.
News writing & reporting
CCS covers events, writes and publishes news stories, features among others ensuring that fairness, objectivity, accuracy and deadlines are considered to make great stories. This is open to all Offices of CUIB. We also offer editing and proofreading assistance to offices who want to work on news stories for their website. Reporting of news is done for the internal television and for CUIB slots on external broadcast media. Stories written are published on the CUIB website and other Social Media platforms