Creating/Editing Faculty Information Templates

Faculty Information pages give faculty members an easy way to create a standard and concise information page appropriate for public view. Once a faculty information page has been created, individual faculty members can edit these pages without any special web editing knowledge.

There are a couple ways to use Faculty Information pages:

  • As a landing page within a department website for individual faculty/staff

  • As a home page for a faculty member's personal website


1. The standard faculty information page is within the department site.

  • This works well for faculty who have minamal web page needs (i.e. do not have a current site, new template meets all their needs, they don't need multiple pages, etc).

  • See Jennifer Katz's page as an example: ==>


2. This example allows a faculty member with a personal Drupal web site to use the faculty information page as the home page.

  • Works well for faculty who have more complex web page needs.

  • See Charlie Freeman's personal Drupal site for an example: ==>


3. Another option allows a faculty member to have a faculty information page while continuing to maintain their personal web site via an existing "~" site.

  • This works for faculty who have an existing ~ site and time invested in managing their page via other tools (e.g. DreamWeaver). This is another variation of the departmental faculty landing page.

  • There is a link to the faculty member's ~ site on the faculty page.

  • See Paul Schacht's site for an example: ==>

Schacht example

 1. Create a New Faculty Information Page (Web Masters)

Contact CIT at and put in a request to create a new faculty page. There is extra setup needed to create these pages which is why Webmasters cannot create them directly.


2. Editing the Page (Webmasters or Faculty)


The first item on the edit page is the title. All pages must be given a title. By default, the title will also become part of the url of the page. For example, Jane Smith's page titled ‘Jane Smith', would have a default url of


Short Description
The short description can include a variety of pertinent information. The most typical is: "<Faculty Member> has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since <Year>."



The "Faculty" section is used to include all relevant contact information for the particular faculty member.




Faculty Image:

This window allows you to upload a headshot. A common size for the picture is: 175 x 225 px.



To add pictures:


After uploading the image (using the camera icon), click on the camera icon again and the "image_assist" pop-up window will appear. Make sure the "Insert mode" selected is HTML Code.










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Education, Employment, Research, Affiliations and Publications:

Highlight your education, past employment, research, affiliations or any publications you may have. To add another item in any of the categories (other than research) click on the "Add Another Item" button.











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My Classes:

You can include up to five of your current classes. Simply enter the department (example: SOCL for Sociology) and the three digit course number. The description will populate itself automatically from the College Bulletin. Faculty members can link their syllabi from an outbox, or it can be uploaded through the Web File Manager.










Left Hot Links:Leftright

Left Hot Links commonly include Personal Websites, or any websites of interest. Simply write the name of the site, highlight it, and link them.





Right Area 1:

This area is primarily used to fill in Office Hours and/or Announcements.






Right Area 2:

This area can be used for Interests or anything per the faculty member's discretion.









To save the page, click the ‘Save' button ==>


3. Assigning Edit Permission to the Page (Web Masters):

Faculty template pages are created for faculty members by CIT. When these pages are created, the faculty member and the webmaster should have the ability to update the page. If this is not the case or if someone else needs to be able to update the page then you can grant that ability by doing the following:

  1. Click on the "Access control" tab within a given faculty information page.

  2. Collapse "Role Based Access control settings" by clicking on the link.

  3. You should see options under "Grant Update Access". If not click on the link to open those options up.

  4. Enter the username of the person you want to add and click add user (in the "Grant Update Access" area.)