We deleted more than 5,000 pages from our college website. Here’s why.

If you visited the Community College of Aurora’s website prior to May 2023, you would have discovered more than 5,500 webpages of content. Today, our website has fewer than 300 pages.

As educators, how can we possibly expect to increase our enrollments, promote the mission of our institutions, effectively communicate our academic offerings, and engage prospective (and current) college students inclusively with college websites that function more like online file cabinets? It is time to stop this foolishness.

For far too long, college and university websites have been designed with the assumption that published information is accessible information. This is not true.

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