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Profile Pages

As part of the development of the new UTIA website, we are excited to offer you the opportunity to update your profile page. This is your chance to highlight your work and help create a consistent and professional appearance across all unit and department sites. It should take no more than half an hour to make your changes.

Your profile information is pulled from various sources to dynamically create your page. The following steps explain where and how you can add or edit your information. At any time you may review changes to your profile by searching for yourself in the new directory.

Please note that for your convenience, each of the links below will open in a new tab of your internet browser.


Update Your Professional Information

(Overview, Specialty, Research Questions, Lab Members, Web Presence, etc.), which is pulled from SUPER2:

Before you begin, please note that not all areas will be applicable to everyone. If you leave an area blank, it will not populate on your profile page.

1. Login to the UTIA database (SUPER2).

2. Under your name in the top right-hand corner, choose Profile.

3. Scroll down the page to the orange information boxes.

4. At this time, those without a blue data connection icon, such as Publications, will not populate information on your profile page. Only the boxes that contain a blue data connection icon (shown in screenshot) will populate information on your profile page. Please start with “Professional Interest,” as it serves as a short biography/professional overview.

The full list is shown in the tabs on the left and are in the order in which they appear in SUPER2.

Focus Areas

  • Research
  • Clinical
  • Teaching and/or
  • Extension and Outreach

Focus areas will be shown in the middle of your profile page, below Overview and listed in the order above.

To edit Focus Areas:

  1. Click the blue “Manage” button within the orange box.
  2. Click “+ Create Focus Area” button.
  3. Select Focus Area Type.
  4. Type in or copy and paste description of Focus Area.
  5. There is a maximum length of 250 characters per Focus Area.
  6. Click the green “Save” button.
  7. Repeat process as necessary to add all focus areas that apply. You may add one of each type.

Lab Members

Lab members currently working with you or under your direction.

Lab Members will be listed on the right side of your profile page under your personal data.

To edit Lab Members:

  1. Click the blue “Manage” button within the orange box.
  2. Click “+ Add Lab Members” button.
  3. In the “Select New Members” content area, search by last name.
  4. View options by clicking the blue “Select” button.
  5. Check the box by the appropriate name.
  6. Click the green “Add to List” button.
  7. The name will populate in the “Add New Members” content area.
  8. Repeat as necessary to add members.
  9. When all members have been added, click the green “Save” button.

Professional Interest (called “Overview” on public-facing website)

Complete this section as a short biography/professional overview; it can include professional interests, professional certifications, etc.

Your professional interest, Overview, will be shown in the middle of your profile page above Focus Areas.

To edit Professional Interest (called “Overview” on public-facing website):

  1. Click the blue “Manage” button within the orange box.
  2. Click the blue “+ Create Interest” button.
  3. Type or copy and paste content into the “Add Professional Interest” box.
  4. If your text is in multiple paragraphs, you will need to use simple paragraph tags to maintain that styling. Simply add at the beginning of each paragraph and at the end of each paragraph (see screenshot).
  5. Click the green “Save” button.

Research Questions

Questions you are currently examining.

Research Questions will be shown in the middle of your profile page, below Focus Areas.

To edit Research Questions:

  1. Click the blue “Manage” button within the orange box.
  2. Click “+ Create Research Question.”
  3. Type or copy and paste content into the “Research Question” box.
  4. Click the green “Save” button.

Web Presence

Examples could include lab or program area websites, Facebook, Twitter, and Google Scholars.

Web Presence will be listed on the right side of your profile page under your personal data.

To edit Web Presence:

  1. Click the blue “Manage” button within the orange box.
  2. Click the “+ Create Web Presence” button.
  3. Select “Personal” – Do this even if you are entering a departmental website. If you select “Departmental,” the web presence will not show on your profile page.
  4. Select “Online Type” as appropriate and add the link description/name. If no description is added, this will appear as the linked text on your profile page.
  5. Paste the appropriate URL into the “URL or User Handle” box.
  6. Optional: You can type a brief description of the website. If you add a description, it will be the linked text on your profile page. This can be useful if you have multiples of the same “Online Type” links and need to differentiate them.
  7. Repeat as necessary to add all desired web presence links.
Example: The “Online Type” is the linked text (no description was added).
Example: A description (“Lab Website”) was added and is the linked text.

Specialty

Faculty might use this area to identify a specific area of focus, such as Livestock Economics, Ruminant Nutrition, Environmental Microbiology, etc. Staff might use this area to provide a brief description of their responsibilities or their working title. Graduate students might use this for their field of study.

Your specialty will be listed below your name and title at the top of your profile page.

To edit Specialty:

  1. Click the blue “Manage” button within the orange box.
  2. Click the “+ Create Specialty” button.
  3. Type or copy and paste content into the “Add a Specialty” box.
  4. Click the green “Save” button.

If you plan to copy and paste content from another source (a current web page, Word document, PDF, etc.), you may need to remove formatting before doing so.
On a PC, you can use Note Pad:

  • Copy text and paste into Note Pad. The extra formatting will be removed.
  • Copy the text from Note Pad after the formatting is removed.
  • Paste into relevant SUPER2 content area.

On a Mac, you can use Text Edit:

  • Copy text into Text Edit.
  • Under Format select “Make Plain Text.”
  • Copy text again after formatting is removed.
  • Paste into relevant SUPER2 content area.

You can also use online tools like Approsto’s Text Cleaner from the browser of your choice.

Once completed in SUPER, your information will automatically populate on your profile page. You can review changes to your profile by searching for yourself in the new directory.


Update Your Photo

The photo on your profile page is pulled from your Office365 account and will show at the top right of your profile page.

To learn how to change or add your photo, visit the following Microsoft help page: Add your profile photo to Office 365.

Photos should be at least 432 pixels wide and tall.

Please note that it may take up to twenty-four hours for changes to your photo to be reflected on your profile page.


Update Your Personal Data

(includes name, office address, education, etc.), which is pulled from IRIS:

Your personal data will be shown on the right side of your profile page under your photo.

It is only necessary to update any specific information that is incorrect or incomplete.

The information being pulled from IRIS is:

  • Name
  • Primary office address
  • Phone number
  • Education

To verify that this information is correct, view your profile page by searching for yourself in the new directory.

If you need to update your information, use the Personal Data Form found on the Human Resources website. Note: This is an Excel file which you will need to download and complete. Make the appropriate changes on the form and email it to Human Resources at hr@utk.edu.

If the IRIS team is unable to accurately update your education to be listed on your profile page, please complete this form and a member of our team will contact you.

Privacy and your personal profile: We follow each individual’s preference for what contact information is shown for them, we respect the options they have selected for their Office Address (office contact information) on the Personal Data Form. Below is a listing of the options available for you to select regarding what of your contact information you do or do not want listed and how we use that to determine what of your information is included on our UTIA Personnel Directory and department faculty/staff listings. 

  • Complete Information – All office contact information will be displayed 
  • No Address – Office address will not be displayed, all other office contact information will be displayed 
  • No Phone Number – Office phone number will not be displayed, all other office contact information will be displayed 
  • No Phone/Address – Office address and office phone number will not be displayed, all other office contact information will be displayed 
  • No Public Listing – No information will be displayed including office address, phone number, picture, education, etc.  If you need to update your selection, you can do so by updating your selection on the Personal Data Form at the link above or updating your Personal Profile in IRIS Employee Self-Service website.

​​In order to protect UTIA employee personally identifiable information (PII), all data aggregated from the sources listed above (IRIS, SUPER 2) are handled in accordance with UT System and Institute of Agriculture policies, including but not limited to, System-wide Policy: IT0110 – Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources, UTIA IT0110 – Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Security Policy (AUP), and UT System Privacy Notice.