GoWeb Special Interest Groups (SIGs) dive deeply into specific topics related to web design, development, communication and best practices. SIGs act as campus experts on their chosen topic and work to increase the quality and consistency of web communications
across campus. If you would like to join a SIG or have a question about their area of emphasis, please email the appropriate chair listed below.
The Accessibility SIG is focused on incorporating accessibility into our everyday lives, ensuring the valuable information acquired through teaching, learning and discovery is made available to the widest possible audience. This involves a general understanding of policy and compliance issues as well as standards and best practices. Our ultimate goal is to have all campus websites accessible.
The Analytics SIG will work on a strategic solution and knowledge base for implementing web analytics at Texas A&M University. Our goal is to provide every college with access to web analytics that is housed under one platform for data analysis.
Chair: Erick Beck, Texas A&M Marketing & Communications
The Cascade Server SIG has been established to enhance communication with those on campus using the Cascade content management system. This is an opportunity to share ideas, seek advice on projects and share building blocks to aid in Cascade development.
Chair: Donald St. Martin, College of Engineering
The Mobile SIG will continue the work of the GoMobile initiative at Texas A&M. We focus on implementing the campus mobile strategy, researching mobile tech to ensure our recommendations stay up-to-date, and providing educational resources, tools and training on responsive web design.
Chair: Dion C. McInnis, Texas A&M IT Product Strategy & Communication
The goal of the Web Branding SIG is to develop a comprehensive online resource for web designers and developers on campus. The group will meet regularly during the spring semester, working with the Division of Marketing & Communications to update and expand the University’s web brand standards.
Chair: Laura Root, Texas A&M Marketing and Communications
The WordPress SIG is focused on improving the reach and effectiveness of websites built in the WordPress CMS. By sharing code best practices, security enhancements, plugins and theme bases, we will enhance the audience and user experience of those using the WordPress.
A Web Security SIG has been proposed for the coming year. Ideas include providing educational opportunities, tools, resources, and best practice documentation related to web security. This group would coordinate with the information security officers and existing IT security groups at Texas A&M and A&M system.
Chair: Jeremy Tarpley, Texas A&M Health Science Center