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New website offers employees information on campus resources, news and events

Stanford Medicine Connected aims to make it easier for employees to find resources, news, cultural events and classes across the university.

- By Kris Newby

The School of Medicine has launched a new community website designed to inform and enrich the lives of the people who work for the school.

Called Stanford Medicine Connected, the website will make it easier for employees to find resources, news, cultural events and classes across the university.

The project was launched last June by Marcia Cohen, senior associate dean for finance and administration, in response to the school’s 2015 engagement survey, which found that employees wanted a better way to stay informed about campus happenings.

The project started with an analysis of past and present employee information resources, including the school’s Local Users’ Home Page, a webpage of useful links launched about a decade ago. Then Marianne Bishop, a project manager for the Office of Information Resources & Technology, organized focus groups with faculty, staff and students to help shape the content.

A SUNet ID is necessary to get access to “Connected,” which can serve as a forum for internal campus news and employee kudos. Employee submissions and suggestions are encouraged. The site is also the first to use One Directory, a contact database that seamlessly enables users to search for employee contact information across the university and its affiliated hospitals.

In addition, the new site is designed to work well on mobile devices and is compatible with emerging hearing- and sight-impaired accessibility requirements.

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