Current faculty members in the College of Education now have the ability to update their profiles in the Faculty Directory. New faculty members should contact the COE Web Team before trying to access.
Please be sure to note the following:
- Check your program affiliations on the Your Research sub tab under the main Research tab. The affiliations will show up as links in the Program Area column on your department’s Faculty Listing page.
- Text entered in the Areas of Expertise field on the same sub tab as above will show up when someone mouses over your photo in the faculty directory, so, anything you enter there should be kept brief and stylistically similar to your colleagues’ copy.
- Graduate students can connect their profiles to yours and vice versa.
Table of Contents
1. Go to Your Profile
Go to https://apps.jsg.utexas.edu/profiles/ and login with your UT EID.
2. How it Works
Your profile information is contained in a series of tabs. If you opt not to enter any information in a given tab, that tab will not appear on your profile page.
You may need to clear your browser's cache to see the updates on your profile.
3. About You
3.1 Contact Info
Most, but not all, of this information is automatically populated from the University Directory. If you choose, you can add your cell phone number and office hours on this page.
If you want your middle initial to appear, you will need to add it to Workday.
Workday by default does not display the middle name for a worker, unless an update is made to change your preferred name in Workday so that the middle name appears. Follow the guidance in the Edit Personal Data - Workday Instructional Guide to "Add/Change My Preferred Name" and be sure to uncheck the Use Legal Name as Preferred Name checkbox, which will allow you to edit the Middle Name field.
Remember to click "Save" before moving on.
Your bio should be current, concise, spell-checked, accessible to a layperson, and as jargon-free as possible. You can copy/paste from Microsoft Word, but please note formatting will be lost. Use the shortcodes provided at the left of the text box field to apply available formatting.
Smart Quotes vs. Straight Quotes
If you are copying your bio over from MS Word, please note that Smart Quotes will render as boxes. Just delete and redo them in the Biography box.
Your primary title will be imported from UT Direct, but you can add other UT Austin-related titles such as an endowed chair or an appointment with another department. Click the "Add New" button on the right to get started.
Click the "Add New" button to add a degree.
Select your degree from the pull-down menu then enter the "Major" and "Institution" data.
The "Year Received" field is NOT required.
3.5 Curriculum Vitae
4.1 Your Research - Short Bio/Areas of Expertise
The Short Bio/Areas of Expertise appear on when someone mouses over a headshot in the Faculty Directory, per the screengrab below.
This text needs to be kept short and be similar stylistically with the other faculty introductions in order to ensure a consistent experience with who may visit the site, including prospective students.
This text also will appear under the "Expertise" tab on your profile page. The web team also uses this text next to your headshot on the appropriate graduate program web pages on the college's website.
4.2 Your Research - Research Keywords
Research Keywords are used for the Faculty Experts Guide's search engine.
4.3 Projects & Grants
Use this section to highlight grants and other research projects past and present.
Click "Add New" to get started. Consider "Current" to mean work that is actively in progress.
Entries flagged as current will appear above those flagged as not current.
There are several options to choose from:
The fields that appear will change depending on the selections you make.
Also see this book chapter example:
Click "Add New" to add another award. Enter the field data accordingly.
Use this section to highlight membership and participation in boards, professional organizations, etc.
Click "Add New" to get started.
8. Connecting to Graduate Student Profiles
Now that graduate students can manage their own profiles in the same system faculty currently use, faculty members can connect to the profile pages of the graduate students they supervise regardless of if they are in the College of Education.
When you log on to https://apps.jsg.utexas.edu/profiles/, you will see a new tab called Graduate Students, per the below.
Click on the tab and click the “Add New” button on the right.
Check the appropriate radio buttons. If your student is in the College of Education, his or her name will appear in the pull-down menu. Start typing your student’s last name to jump to it quickly. Make sure the correct name is selected, then click Save.
If you are supervising a student who is NOT in the College of Education, you will be provided with different options. Enter your student’s UT EID, which you can get from the UT Directory, select the appropriate degree, enter a URL to the student’s profile, and click Save.
To get started, click "Choose File" to browse to the photo you want to use.
Make sure there are no spaces or special characters in your image's file name.
Use this section to add links to your scholar sites, social media profiles, and lab or other university-related websites.
Enter your URL for any of the below sites and click "Save." The corresponding icon will appear on your profile's landing page.
Social Media Sites
Enter your URL for any of the social media sites listed below and click "Save." The corresponding icon will appear on your profile's landing page.
Click the "Add New" button to add a website link to your profile.
Note the website options that are available once the "Website Type" pull-down menu is clicked:
If you would like to create a site for your lab or research project, please contact the Office of Instructional Innovation.
Courses will be pulled automatically from UT Direct.