Communications Resources

The College of Human Sciences Communications office provides the following services for the college: news writing, media relations, marketing, college web calendar, college announcements, faculty/staff database, still photography, videography, and web programming. To request assistance for these services, use our Communications Job Request form.

The following list represents core services offered by the college, along with some commonly requested services provided by other campus units. If you require a service that is not listed, contact the unit most likely to offer the service to see if it can be provided. Accommodations are based on available resources, time, potential impact, sustainability, and with consideration to whether the service is already provided by another ISU unit.

Graphics and multimedia

On-location audio recording

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: No charge if for class use.

Time: Varies by task

URL:

Note: Contact Ann to arrange for studio time for audio recording. If recording on your own (in your office or home), you may wish to use Audacity software. ODEET staff can incorporate your audio recordings with your PowerPoint slides to produce narrated slide shows.

On-location video recording

For a class

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: No charge if for class use.

Time: Varies by task

URL:

Note: ODEET can also assist with non-course related projects but a service fee may apply. Contact Ann to discuss your project.

Other events

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Cathy Curtis, ccurtis@iastate.edu, 294-8175

Cost: $40/hour

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Video projects for the purposes of communications, recruitment, and/or marketing, including scripting, recording, production, special effects, and editing. Priority is given to projects that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the College, followed by projects that are deemed strategic initiatives by a CHS department/center.

Audio and video editing

For a class

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: No charge if for class use.

Time: Varies by task

URL:

Note: ODEET can also assist with non-course related projects but a service fee may apply. Contact Ann to discuss your project.

Other events

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Cathy Curtis, ccurtis@iastate.edu, 294-8175

Cost: $40/hour

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Video projects for the purposes of communications, recruitment, and/or marketing, including scripting, recording, production, special effects, and editing. Priority is given to projects that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the College, followed by projects that are deemed strategic initiatives by a CHS department/center.

Graphic design, illustration, layout

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Cathy Curtis, ccurtis@iastate.edu, 294-8175

Cost: $40/hour

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Projects for the purposes of communications, recruitment, and/or marketing. Priority is given to projects that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the College, followed by projects that are deemed strategic initiatives by a CHS department/center.

Interactive multimedia development

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Cathy Curtis, ccurtis@iastate.edu, 294-8175

Cost: $40/hour

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Projects for the purposes of communications, recruitment, and/or marketing, including Flash animation, video, podcasts, and PowerPoint presentations. Priority is given to projects that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the College, followed by projects that are deemed strategic initiatives by a CHS department/center.

CD and DVD creation and duplication

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: Cost of materials. Additional service charge if not for a class.

Time:

URL:

Note: Contact Ann to discuss your project. Some content editing and design services can be provided. Priority is given to the development of instructional materials.

Photography and Image editing

Photography and Image editing

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Laura Dillavou, laurad@iastate.edu, 294-3689

Cost: $40/hour

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Digital still photography projects for the purposes of communications, recruitment, and/or marketing – including formal studio portraits, candids, on-location shoots, and special effects. Priority is given to projects that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the College, followed by projects that are deemed strategic initiatives by a CHS department/center.

Image editing for a class

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: No charge if for a class.

Time: Varies

Note: Contact Ann to discuss your needs.

Marketing and public relations

Marketing and Public relations

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Cathy Curtis, ccurtis@iastate.edu, 294-8175

Cost: $40/hour

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Development of marketing plans, strategies, and campaigns as well as promotional materials. Work from initial issue/concept and research through writing, editing, photography, graphic design all the way to the finished marketing products. Banners, buttons, brochures, displays, folders, newsletters, magazines, news releases, postcards, posters, print ads, t-shirts, and more. Priority is given to projects that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the College, followed by projects that are deemed strategic initiatives by a CHS department/center. (See Departmental Webmasters, below.)

Writing and Editing services

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Cathy Curtis, ccurtis@iastate.edu, 294-8175

Cost: $40/hour

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Priority is given to projects that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the College, followed by projects that are deemed strategic initiatives by a CHS department/center.

Website design

Class websites

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Karla Embleton, embleton@iastate.edu, 294-9198

Cost: None

Time: 1-3 days

URL: CHS Class Websites

Note: Class site can be in WebCT or on college website. ODEET provides instructional design assistance, coding of content, and software training.

Other websites

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Cathy Curtis, ccurtis@iastate.edu, 294-8175

Cost: $40/hour

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: For the purposes of communications, recruitment, and/or marketing, a variety of services for designing, managing, improving, and maintaining web content and make it easier for web visitors to find and use your site. Services include brainstorming, developing content, customized scripting for interactively gathering feedback, collecting data, tracking inventory, and interactive sign-up/registration forms. Priority is given to projects that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the College, followed by projects that are deemed strategic initiatives by a CHS department/center.

Departmental Webmasters

Several departments have a designated webmaster in charge of editing the departmental website. You can typically reach them through the email address on the bottom of the department’s web pages: aeshm@iastate.edu , ci@iastate.edu , edldrshp@iastate.edu , fshninfo@iastate.edu , hdfsweb@iastate.edu , hhp@iastate.edu

Surveys, online exams, and ballots

Coding online surveys for research, instruction or administrative use

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Cathy Curtis, ccurtis@iastate.edu, 294-8175

Cost: None

Time: 1-3 weeks

URL: Survey work order (doc) (send to ODEET and submit with your IRB approval request)

Note: ODEET Surveys, Quizzes, Polls - support policies, survey options, examples, best practices.

There are several other for-hire units on campus that provide a wide range of survey services, such as RISE, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, and AccessPlus.

Secure online administrative ballots

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Cathy Curtis, ccurtis@iastate.edu, 294-8175

Cost: None

Time: 1-2 weeks

URL: Communications job request form

Note: Provide list of eligible voter netIDs, text of ballot, start and end dates, and contact information of person to whom results should go, by filling out and saving the Voting Request Form (PDF) and then uploading it along with your instructions to the Communications job request form. The finished ballot will be listed on the CHS Online Surveys and Ballots web page.

There are several other for-hire units on campus that provide a wide range of survey srevices, such as RISE, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, and AccessPlus.

Bubble sheet processing

Supporting Unit: ITS

Contact: Solution Center, solution@iastate.edu, 294-4000

Cost: No charge for class use. See fees for non-class use

Time: 1-2 days

URL: Test and Evaluation Services

Note: A submission form must be completed for each set of bubble sheets. If you want scores imported directly into a WebCT gradebook, see the WebCT bubblesheet submission form instructions. Contact Test and Evaluation Services, 515-294-1832 or tes@iastate.edu, for more information about using bubble sheets in your research.

Webinars and online conferencing

Technical support for webinar (Adobe Connect or Wimba)

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: No cost for class support. Cost varies between $15-$40/hr for non-class use.

Time: See note below

URL: Adobe Connect information;

Note: Make arrangements for in-class technical support for an entire course at least 4 weeks before the course begins. Requests for one-time technical support (seminars, conferences), should be made at least two weeks in advance. Priority is given to classes.

Telephone conferencing (regular or VoIP, e.g. Skype)

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: Cost varies from $0-$10/hr

Time:

URL:

Note: Request training or support at least 3 days in advance. Include time for pre-testing connection and troubleshooting with conference participants.

Video conferencing (PolyComm)

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: Cost varies from $0-$40/hr

Time:

URL:

Note: Place request at least one week in advance (preferably 2-4 weeks). Include time for pre-testing connection and troubleshooting with conference participants.

Websites

Class websites (classroom support)

Project website development

From Communications

Supporting Unit: Communications

Contact: Cathy Curtis, ccurtis@iastate.edu, 294-8175

Cost: $40/hour

Time: Commensurate with project

URL: Communications job request form

Note: For the purposes of communications, recruitment, and/or marketing, a variety of services are offered for designing, managing, improving, and maintaining web content and making it easier for web visitors to find and use your site. Services include brainstorming, developing content, and customized scripting for interactively gathering feedback, collecting data, tracking inventory, and interactive sign-up/registration forms. Priority is given to projects that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the College, followed by projects that are deemed strategic initiatives by a CHS department/center.

Departmental Webmasters

Several departments have a designated webmaster in charge of editing the departmental website. You can typically reach them through the email address on the bottom of the department’s web pages: aeshm@iastate.edu , ci@iastate.edu , edldrshp@iastate.edu , fshninfo@iastate.edu , hdfsweb@iastate.edu , hhp@iastate.edu