HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

Usability of Graduate School Websites From a Student’s Perspective

PST Poster Sessions Track

Texas Ballroom 1-3


This project focused on the review of graduate school websites – specifically physics programs (both experimental and theoretical). A comparative analysis of features was undertaken… such as if the graduate program pages have a consistent look and navigation, if the site prints, width of the site, and the navigation terms and methodology. I have a sample of 30 schools that range in various types of physics programs, from schools like the University of Iowa to Harvard. After looking at each site independently, each site will be compared based on what works and what doesn’t for a graduate school site from the view of a prospective student.