Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Alumnae/i database and website
by Mejia, Zaida J., M.A., Mills College, 2014, 87; 1559518
Abstract (Summary)

Because data on alumnae/i is difficult to collect and change over time, obtaining up-to-date information on graduates — for the purposes of highlighting their professional achievements and facilitating networking — is a challenge faced by many higher education institutions. Social networks provide a means for alumnae/i to share successes, but viewing this information typically involves an account or a paid subscription. In this project, I address these issues by designing and implementing a free, easy-to-use, and updateable Mills Computer Science alumnae/i website backed by a database. The website has the potential to showcase the most recent or impressive alumnae/i achievements and prominently feature all graduates' accomplishments via their profiles. Additionally the database can store manually provided alumnae/i information and extract further data from LinkedIn. Evaluations of the project indicate that users and administrators find the website easy to search, navigate, and update and the information provided helpful. Because of its versatile design, this project could serve similar needs for other disciplines and institutions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wang, Susan
Commitee: Felgentreff, Angelique, Konrad, Almudena
School: Mills College
Department: Interdisciplinary Computer Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: School administration, Web Studies, Computer science
Keywords: Alumnae, Alumni, Alumni information, Dara storing, Information gathering
Publication Number: 1559518
ISBN: 9781321001761
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