Self Review for 2021-2022
It’s the time of the year when I dread the most. This year, I have a new supervisor and I also have to review the Web Content Specialist who is reporting to me. I am not good at writing review of my own performance, but I am just going to plow through it. Here we go.
Job Function 1
My main responsibility as Director of Design and Web Services is designing, updating, and maintaining the main law school website.
- The contents on the main school website are being updated on a daily basis. I work closely with our Web Content Specialist to make changes according to requests. We also make sure the contents are accurate and accessible.
- I make incremental rather than drastic changes to the design of the main law school website. The small changes improved the user experience without catching the users off guard. Redesign is in progress and it is being rolled out in components.
- Maintaining the backend server is the crucial responsibility in this role. Keeping the technologies up‐to‐date is essential in longevity as well as security. I implemented content delivery network (CDN) to speed up the site performance and web application firewall (WAF) to prevent hacking attempts.
Job Function 2
My second responsibility is maintaining a network of websites for the Scalia Law community. The WordPress Multisite is powering almost 50 sites ranging from intranets to centers to institutes to faculty members to student organizations to marketing sites. We let stakeholders updating their own sites, but we assist them when they need new functionalities or troubleshooting WordPress issues.
Job Function 3
As Director of Design and Web Services, I serve the Law School community with their websites, print marketing materials, and content updates. I work with outside agencies and vendors on their behalf to make sure they have all the resources (web servers, social media access, analytics) to do their job.
- I take full responsibility for my role in keeping our web presence attractive, up‐to‐date, accessible, readable, and secured.
- I take my supervision responsibility to make sure we’re on the same page. For example, our HTML markups and coding must be cleaned, organized and readable. Our content on the web must be clear, accurate, and error‐free.
- I take full accountability in all of my areas of responsibility in order to meet the mission and goals of the law school and university.
Collaboration and Civility
- I work closely with everyone at the law school as well as colleagues in the University to provide the highest services to meet the Mason standards.
- I am a team player and I always listen respectfully to others.
- I always seek to learn latest web developments.
- I continue to hone my writing skills.
- I reach out to colleagues within our department or the university for projects we can collaborate.
- I always stay on top of new technologies in my field.
- I seek out new, exciting projects, which benefit the law school and also enhance my self development.
Diversity and Inclusion
- As a minority member, I understand the important of inclusive and diversity.
- I listen, respect, and contribute to diversity and inclusivity.
- I have a strong and deep understanding of the value of diversity and models inclusiveness in working with our diverse staff and all members of the law school and university community.
- I encourage my web developers and content web specialists to reach their goals. In addition to the work for the law school, I encourage them to take on projects that will help them grow their career.
- I provide leadership to the law school community in my areas of responsibility. I make sure that my goals for the school’s websites and print projects align with the goals and mission of the law school and university.
Mentors and Coaches
- I am always opened to help others who need feedback on graphic design and web development.
- I continue to update the web design and development blog to provide in‐depth documentation on MODX and all of the special features that I have implemented over the years.
- I also encourage the staff who work for me to contribute to the blog, which allows them to improve their analytical skills.
- I look for resources offered by the university before considering outside vendors.
- I maintain confidential information related to work.
- I maintain the highest integrity in his work and interactions with others and adheres to law school and university core values.
- I hold myself to the highest ethical and professional standards and encourages and inspires others who work with me to do the same.