How to Create a New Faculty Profile

Step 1

Log in to SharePoint. See How to Login to SharePoint for instructions.

Step 2

Navigate to the Faculty Profiles subsite.

Screenshot Faculty Profiles

Step 3

Open the Site Actions dropdown and select New Page.

Screenshot New Page

Step 4

A New Page dialog box will appear. Enter the page name using the site standards:

  • Use all lower case letters
  • No special characters like @, &, *, et. al.
  • Use the faculty member’s last name, then first name – no middle name or initial – e.g. “smith john”
  • SharePoint will automatically place a hyphen (“-”) between words to eliminate spaces

Click Create.

Screenshot New Page Confirmation

SharePoint will take you directly into the page you’ve created and you’ll be in Edit mode, with the page checked out.

Screenshot Editing

Step 5

You now need to change the layout of the page so that it fits the Faculty Profiles format. In the ribbon go to Page > Page Layouts and select the Faculty Bio Page layout.

Screenshot Edit Layout

Step 6

Enter the specific faculty information into the fields in the page:

  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • Faculty Official Title
  • Faculty Status (if a division chair, etc.)
  • Page Content 1 = descriptive paragraphs. See How to Edit and Style a Page for instructions on adding text to a page.
  • Faculty Profile Picture
  • Faculty Education
  • Academic Division (can select more than one)
  • Areas of Expertise (can select more than one—open a support ticket if you need new items listed)
  • Contact Phone
  • Contact Email
Screenshot Faculty Profile

In the ribbon under Page click Save and Close to make sure your edits are saved.

Step 7

Update the Short Title and Long Title fields under Edit Properties so you will be able to publish the page. Go to Page tab and select Edit Properties under the Edit Properties icon.

Screenshot Edit Properties

Step 8

SharePoint will prefill the Short Title field with the page name (e.g. “smith-john”) and your name as Owner. These following 5 Properties fields should be corrected/filled:

  • Short Title (page title, e.g. John Smith)
  • Long Title (page title | section title, e.g. John Smith | Faculty)
  • Meta Description (sentence of 165 words maximum, e.g. John Smith is a faculty member of the Marketing Division at Babson College.)
  • Owner (blank unless you know or are the owner)
  • Babson Tags (e.g. Faculty, Marketing Division, etc.)
Screenshot Edit Properties Screenshot Edit Properties

Click Save once you are done.

Step 9

Save and Publish the page by selecting the Publish tab and the Publish button. After publishing, the page will be visible to all users. No other user will be able to see the page until it is published for the first time.

Screenshot Publish

Once the page has been published, the faculty member will appear in the Faculty Listing page search tool.

Step 10

The Faculty Profile is now automatically added to the Division Faculty page; the only exception is the TOIM Division which needs have its profile links added manually. If the faculty member who’s profile you are creating is in the TOIM Division please visit the division page and follow instructions on How to Create a Link.