Creating and Updating Faculty Web Pages
(See People – Faculty for a full listing of current faculty web pages.)
Facultypages CMS is accessed via an invite link provided by the webmaster.
All full-time and part-time faculty must set up and maintain a faculty web page. Faculty web pages are managed using the Facultypages web application. The Facultypages application includes a series of forms that let you customize the information displayed on your faculty web page. Please make sure that your profile information is actually complete. For example, your location and professional experience should also be included. If you prefer not to use a photo of yourself, add an avatar or gravatar image.
- Current faculty: visit Facultypages at any time to make changes to your current faculty web page.
- New faculty: You should receive email notification once you have been added to the system. Follow the process outlined in the email to create your bio page.
You are encouraged to include an image. Students like to see what their instructors look like. If you’d like to include your photo and/or a CV, send to the iSchool webmaster. Give us a heads-up on any files that you’d like to include by clicking the “cv, photo, etc.” link in Facultypages. If you have an extensive publication corpus you can make that available by checking the Publications box, and then send it to the webmaster as a separate file.
Some of your faculty web page updates will be made instantly, while others must be processed by the webteam. Changes requiring additional processing will generally be completed within 1 working day.
If you have any questions about setting up your faculty web page, please contact the iSchool’s Webmaster.
Munged Email Service
The iSchool provides a munged email address for all faculty. Munged is defined as “to add a spamblocker” to an email address. This means your actual email address stored in our db isn’t made public for spammers, phishers, and other black hat types to use against you.
The system requires some attention to detail, though. It originates from the iSchool Webmasters email list address. The recipient [you] and the sender [person sending you a munged email] are secondary in the email header which lists email@example.com as both the “sender” and “reply-to” identities.
Practically, this means if you unthinkingly hit “reply” your email will go to the webmasters list [currently 5 people], not the person you’re trying to reach. To avoid this mistake, take three easy steps:
- Use the “forward to” function in your email app.
- Copy the sender’s email address from the body of the email.
- Paste the sender’s address into the address bar.
Compose the email as usual. Make sure the webmasters email isn’t in the address bar.
Watch a short video of this simple process: munged email forwarding.
You might be wondering why we use the webmaster’s list email? It’s because Google decided to mark all our munged email as SPAM. Before this change we used the address of the person submitting the email form as the “from” address. Then all you had to do was hit “reply” to answer an email.
This change was forced on us and makes no one happy. So, when you get one of these take a moment to read the instructions on how to not send your emails to strangers.