About this Department

Overview

Studies show that one of the most visited sections of each website is their "about" section.  Use the About as a page or section to provide an overview of department information. Academic departments may include a listing of its faculty members areas of interest. Administrative departments may overview its role in the university.

Tips

  1. About sections often include a department's history, its mission statement, faculty office hours, organizational charts (for large administrative offices), and contact information.
  2. The About page/section is for non-experts, so be sure to keep it free of jargon. Use language that will engage visitors who may not necessarily be part of the department's discipline.
  3. Other sections will provide much greater depth. Visitors often refer to the About page or section for a better understanding of the department's priorities, its key features, and its process or philosophy.