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Faculty Information System: Manage Favorites

Manage Favorites

Overview

The use of favorites in the Faculty Information System lets you conduct peer searches to find other faculty with similar interests. Using Favorites also allows you to select information that you wish to add to public-facing profile pages via an API tool.

You can add favorites to Publications, Grants, Professional Activities, and Teaching Activities.

Mark a New Record as a Favorite:

  1. Log in to the Faculty Information System.
  2. Select a record type to add from the Menu.

    Note: Publications, Grants, Professional Activities, and Teaching Activities can be  marked as favorites.
  3. Enter the information for the new record, then click Save.
  4. Select Mark  as Favorite from the Actions
    listed on the right-hand side.

    Add a favorite to a new record - screenshot 1
  5. A small heart icon will appear next to the record name indicating it is a favorite.

Mark a Previously Entered Record as a Favorite:  

  1. Log in to the Faculty Information System.
  2. Select a record type from the Menu.
    Note:  Publications, Grants, Professional Activities, and Teaching Activities can be marked as favorites.
  3. Locate a record, then click the red heart shaped icon for that record.
    Add favorite to an existing record - screenshot 1
  4. A small red heart icon indicating it is a favorite will appear next to the record name.

    Add favorite to an existing record - screenshot 2

Unmark a Favorited Record:

  1. Log in to the Faculty Information System.
  2. Select a record type from the Menu.

    Note:  Publications, Grants, Professional Activities including research interests, and Teaching Activities can be marked as favorites.
  3. Locate a record, then click the grey heart  shaped icon for that record.

    Remove favorite from an existing record - screenshot 1
  4. The small red heart icon will disappear from the  record name.

Favorites and Colleague Searches

You can use the System search feature to conduct colleague searches. Items that are selected as favorites will appear as the top  results returned from your search.

  To search for Colleagues:  

  1. Log in to the Faculty Information System, select Menu, then select System Search.
    Search for users using favorites - screenshot 1
  2. For System search:
    • Enter your search term.
    • Select Advanced.
  3. Additional search criteria are displayed that you can use in your search. For example, to search for classes, make sure that Teaching activities is the item checked for Search

    Search for users using favorites - screenshot 3
  4. Click Search.
  5. At the  top of the first page of search results, a message will be displayed indicating how many results were returned. Items that are selected as favorites will appear as the top results returned from your search. You can select the Save this search link to save the search.

Favorites and Profiles

A tool (API) exists to allow your favorites to be added to  the faculty profile, directory, or public profile page for your school or  department.

For example, favorite research interests (located as part of  Professional Development) can appear as part of your departmental directory listing.

Favorites and - screenshot 1

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions.