Welcome to the Psychology Department's guide to establishing your web presence at the University of Illinois. In here you will find information on how to keep your profile current and curated. Below are some essential tasks if you are new to the campus.
If you are new faculty, you should:
☑ Update your profile on Illinois Experts (tenure track only) OR
☑ Make sure your information is up-to-date in the Campus Directory (non-tenure track)
☑ Provide the Librarian with a link to your lab web page OR
☑ Get familiar with our ticketing system for requesting tech support
☑ Save the Psychology Communications email in your contacts so you can easily share lab accomplishments with our news team.
If you are a new graduate student or postdoc, you should:
☑ Update your profile on our student/postdoc directory pages
☑ Get familiar with our ticketing system for requesting tech support
Below you will find details on how to accomplish each of these tasks. If you're having trouble accessing any of these resources, you can always contact the Department's Website Librarian for more information.
Illinois Experts is a new campus-wide initiative aiming to enhance the visibility of research and researchers at the University of Illinois. It allows for a centralized place for researchers to highlight their work and their expertise. For those affiliated with multiple departments, the resource is intended to decrease the burden of keeping multiple profiles up-to-date.
If you are tenure track faculty, the directory information displayed on our website is pulled from the Illinois Experts database. It is possible to manually override this information so that what appears here is different from Illinois Experts, we however highly encourage you to make any needed profile changes in Illinois Experts instead. If you would like help establishing an override, please contact the Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
First time using Illinois Experts?
If you are new faculty, your profile will be generated after your information is registered in Banner (the University's administrative software). Profile information is created in batches several times a year and you may find that your profile is incomplete or missing. If this is the case, you have the option to manually enter information directly into our local directory (overriding our automatic import of your information), however we recommend that you remove these overrides once your profile is generated on Illinois Experts.
To edit information in our local directory, you can navigate to your profile on our Faculty Pages and log in via the button below your profile image. To request assistance with this, please contact the website Librarian (email@example.com).
We do not directly manage Illinois Experts, however you can direct questions about the system to the Illinois Experts web team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are non-tenure track faculty, we automatically populate some of your directory information from the Campus Directory database. You can view your directory listing at the campus web page (https://directory.illinois.edu/search). If you find any of this information to be inaccurate, please read this information (https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7252/717083) from Public Affairs Web Services, for details on how to update different types of information.
If you have additional information you would like to include in your faculty listing for our department, you can edit your profile by navigating to your entry on our Faculty Pages and logging in via the button below your profile image. Please be aware that this will only update your information on our department website and you will need to update your information manually with any other departments or institutions you are affiliated with.
You can also override information pulled from the Campus Directory, however in order to maintain consistency across campus information sources, we discourage this unless necessary. Please contact the web site Librarian (email@example.com) if you need help establishing an override.
One of the places we highlight research in our department is on our Research Labs page. This allows visitors on our website to quickly find your research.
If your lab is not yet listed, please send a picture (see note on this below) and a link to your lab website to the website Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org) for posting. If you do not have a lab website and do not wish to create one, please let the Librarian know so they can discuss alternative linking options with you.
What Makes a Good Lab Image?
The image posted on our Research Labs page is the visual representation of your work. Some people people choose to create a logo for their lab that can be used across communication and participant/student recruitment venues. This can help provide a consist look and foster recognition for your lab across contexts. Others choose to use an image solely for use on our Research Labs page that they feel best captures their work. Whatever route you choose, there are a few important guidelines for any image you submit:
- Your image MUST NOT have copyright restrictions that would restrict us using it on our website. If you have any questions about whether an image is suitable for use, you can reach out to the campus copyright librarian. Images found on the web that do have any explicit copyright are typically assumed to have the most restrictive copyrights by default. This means that your image should have one of the following:
- An appropriate copy-left license (such as a Creative Commons license that allows reuse and modification without attribution),
- You own the copyright yourself and give us permission to use the image in writing (stating this in your email is fine),
- You have use permissions for a copyrighted image through contract such as a purchase agreement (if bought through and image database)
- If the image was created for your use, such as by a graduate student, and does not have an explicit copyright, the creator must give us permission to use the image in writing (having them state that we can use the image over email is acceptable)
- For best fit, your image content should be centered slightly high, about 70% up from the bottom of the image. Images with content centered too low may get cut off by the hyperlink. See the image on the right for and example of appropriately centered content.
- Square images are recommended, but not required.
- Please send us high resolution images. High resolution images can be down sampled, but too low, and the image will look pixelated. We recommend images that are at least 600 x 600 pixels in size.
You can also change your lab image at anytime. Simply email your new image to the website Librarian.
If you do not already have a website established for your lab, there are several campus based options to help establish your lab's web presence.
- ATLAS Hosted Website -- This service provides a lab site using the same style as the departmental website and under the psychology.illinois.edu domain. This is a good option for those with limited web development knowledge. This can be requested by sending an email to the ATLAS web development team.
- Publish Illinois -- A blog and microsite publishing service offered by the University of Illinois. Suitable for small sites and for individuals with limited web development skills.
- Illinois cPanel -- A University hosted cPanel service. Suitable for those who are porting an existing website to the Illinois domain or are comfortable building their own website. Includes software management tools to make setting up a content management frameworks like WordPress or Drupal easy.
- Redirect to your directory listing -- If you just don't want to deal with the thought of building a website, you can always have your lab hyperlink redirect to your faculty directory listing. Please email the website Librarian to set this up.
To address technology needs, we have a help request ticketing system in addition to campus-level technology assistance services. Please see our Request Tech Support page for information about how to submit a support request.
Note that all questions and requests pertaining to this website should be directed to the web site Librarian (email@example.com).
Our news team is always looking for new stories to highlight the amazing things happening in our department. This can range through a variety of topics, for example, newly published research or patents, participation in outreach events and diversity initiatives, awards and honors achieved, science engagement with arts and culture, and more!
Please share any accomplishments, interesting happenings, or other good news with our team. While we cannot guarantee that any particular piece will be published, we appreciate your efforts to let us know what's going on with your lab.
To submit information to the news team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the news item has been posted elsewhere, be sure to attach any relevant links or documents in your email. We also appreciate the inclusion of high resolution images or figures that would appropriate to add a news story, however this is not necessary to submit an item for consideration.
If you are a new graduate student or postdoc, be sure to updated your information in our directory listing. To do this, navigate to your profile (which can be found under the 'People' entry in the main menu above) and log in via the button that will appear under your profile image.
While you do not necessarily have to upload an photo of yourself, we encourage you to add an image rather than keeping the default placeholder image. Just make sure that the image used is appropriate for professional communication and does not violate copyright protections. Images found on the web without an explicit copyright are typically assumed to have the most restrictive copyright. For more information about copyright usage, please consult the campus copyright librarian.
Don't forget to periodically update your profile! This can be especially relevant for students and postdocs about to go on the job market as our site may show up in search results.