University of California, Riverside

Faculty Profile System

Frequently Asked Questions


  • My department does not have a CMS site, can I still use FPS?
    • Yes! FPS provides a place to maintain faculty profiles whether a department website exists in the CMS or not. The only aspect that will not be available to a site outside the CMS is the departmental listing embed. That does not mean you could not use direct links just as departments have done with the Faculty Directory.
  • What are the differences between FPS and adding a multi-edit template?
    • FPS is its own entity, a separate website that uses the Content Management System. Each profile is a new page and is filled out like a form, with a multi-edit template. When profiles are added to departments, it propagates the directory listing automatically, which can then be embedded into a department site (but not edited there). A multi-edit template, that is designed specifically for faculty, can be added directly to the templates listing in a CMS departmental site. When creating a new page, simply choose the multi-edit template and fill it out much like a form. This page is part of the department site, not separate.
    • Simply stated, both use a multi-edit template, only each a little different, however the FPS gives you a separate storage space for the profiles.


  • Why isn't the faculty member I just added showing up on my list of faculty?
    • Whenever you add or make certain updates to a faculty member profile, you must re-publish your faculty listing for those changes to be live on the web
  • Why isn't my faculty member's avatar showing up?
    • Faculty avatars must have filenames that conform for lastname.jpg, e.g. for Professor Smith, the avatar must be named smith.jpg

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541