How can the OIT Information & News Services team help you?
- OIT Event Calendar on the OIT home page (or subscribe to the OIT News RSS feed)
- Subscribe to OIT News (A monthly electronic newsletter containing IT-related news items)
- Subscribe to @NCStateOIT on Twitter
- Training and workshops
- Seminars advertising
- IT announcements
- Industry News
- Request information about technology at NC State that you cannot find on the OIT Web site
- Post information on the Hillsborough Building e-sign, the Avent Ferry Technology Center e-sign, and the OIT-owned kiosks on campus
- IT Announcements (e.g., news, system outages, lectures, award winners)
- IT Advertisements (e.g., classes, workshops, lectures, social events, Twitter)
- IT Campaigns (e.g., Cybersecurity Month)
- Employee Interest: (e.g., ZimRide, dining hall menus)
OIT staff services
- Submit news or events for various OIT news channels
- Migrate content into oit.ncsu.edu, OIT’s WordPress-managed Web site, or check status of active projects
- Request marketing, communications planning or new content development services for your OIT project or unit
- Request editing services for existing content
- View communication planning and other resources
Our team goals
As part of Outreach, Communications and Consulting, the Information and News Services team aims to:
- Help the Office of Information Technology (OIT) achieve our organizational vision and our operational goals of Pervasive Transparency and Collaborative Engagement
- Provide accurate and timely communications about OIT for on- and off-campus communities
- Enhance the abilities of NC State students, faculty and staff to use IT resources and their knowledge of IT issues
- Advance the mission and strategic plans of NC State University
Information and News Services helps manage the migration of content into oit.ncsu.edu, a WordPress-managed website. To begin migrating content, open a project.
For general questions about the migration, Rhonda Greene.
We want to help you get the word out about the activities of your OIT unit or team.
- We can help you devise content for news announcements or articles, your services, press releases, fliers, brochures, or posters.
- For large projects, we can also help you devise a communication plan, including help with audience analysis and determining the appropriate communication channels for your audience.
Contact Rhonda Greene to help with your marketing and publicizing.
We provide two kinds of editing service for OIT-based communications.
A copyedit of your communication consists of:
- Correcting spelling, punctuation, grammar, terminology and jargon
- Adhering to style guidelines.
A technical edit of your communication considers these aspects:
Examples: technical, laypeople, “insiders,” students, faculty, staff
Examples: Accessibility of the information on a laptop, on a mobile device, in a dimly lit room, under stressful conditions
Example: All steps of a task are covered or considered
Example: Audience-appropriate examples are provided for complex concepts.
The information divided into and presented in a logical sequence.
Information is easy to scan, navigate and search and contains a table of contents or an index.
- Visual effectiveness
Examples: legible fonts, clear and appropriate graphics
- Task orientation
Written from the user’s perspective, with clear reasons given for reading or doing a task
Information and News Services can help you create effective communication plans for new OIT projects and services, notable achievements and upcoming events and issues.
- Advertising venues to consider for various audiences, such as students, faculty, and staff: Media Channels
- NC State Brand, including Editorial Style Guidelines
- Examples: “e-mail” vs. “email,” “Web site” vs. “website,” how to code links, capitalizing Brickyard and Belltower, acceptable abbreviations.
- For items not covered by the university editorial style guidelines, the AP Style Guide is used.
A reference copy is available in the office of Rhonda Greene.
- Information and News Services publications: OIT News
- Template pages for projects:
Project manager, project background, goals and objectives, scope, authority, constraints and assumptions, and start and end dates
Project teams and sub-teams and how the project will be run
Agendas and minutes
Charter documents, schedules, deliverables, planning sheets, worksheets, and any other documentation needing storage and sharing by the project
Mechanism for feedback to the project manager or the entire project team
- Status Updates
Accomplishments, outstanding issues, next steps