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Faculty/Staff Websites & Bios

University Relations understands the importance of having a professional web presence for our faculty, staff and students.

Biography pages are available for all faculty and staff, as well as doctoral students or student employees (at the department's discretion). Additionally, professional website hosting is available for full-time faculty with the support of Information Technology.

Faculty & Staff Bios

 

As of November 2020, faculty bios are fully hosted in Tridion with the exception of Manning School of Business faculty. Through a partial agreement with Digital Measures, faculty of the Manning School will continue to update all of their content through the Digital Measures interface through Oct. 31, 2021. 

Below is the template for the faculty and staff bios that include all of the available fields. 

You do not have to fill out all of them in order to have a published bio (those required are indicated with an asterisk). 

There are many bios that consist of as little as name, title, phone and email, however many have all or most of these fields filled out. You can also view your area's department etc. list to get a better idea what others have done.

The fields available in the bio template consist of:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Suffix (Ph.D. etc.)
  • Title
  • Department
  • Office
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Expertise/Activities (this is what feeds to the list view along with the name and department as well)
  • Educational Background (school, degrees – Ph.D. etc.)
  • Research Interests
  • Biosketch
  • Selected awards and honors
  • Selected publications
  • Selected presentations
  • Selected intellectual property
  • Selected artistic and professional performances and exhibits
  • Selected contracts, fellowships, grants and sponsored research 
  • Research currently in progress
  • Attachment (place for CV etc. in pdf format)
  • Website (faculty or other)
  • Headshot Photo
Web Content generally completes requests for bios within two weeks but could take considerably longer at the beginning of each semester due to the high volume of requests. 

Photos on Bio Pages

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to use headshots on bio pages. You can send your professional photos (color only) via the Online Bio Update Form.

Faculty and staff head-shot files should be at least 800 pixels wide. Larger files will be accepted and then resized and optimized by the web team.

Professional head-shot photographs can be taken at Eastern Photography for a minimal charge billed to your department. Their Lowell location is at 5 Webber St., Lowell, telephone: 978-937-0101.

If a professional head shot is not available, the standard blue silhouette will be used. Please indicate your preference of a male, female or gender neutral silhouette on the Bio Update Form.

Web Presence for Full-time Faculty

The Academic Technology Committee offers two opportunities for an online presence to provide faculty with professional websites to enhance the national visibility that UMass Lowell.

These solutions provide faculty with easy-to-use tools to create dynamic, mobile-responsive and ADA-compliant pages. The the first solution, sites.uml.edu, is a WordPress environment hosted by CampusPress running the ‘Elementor’ page builder. This widget-based editor and template is expected to be the more desirable solution due to the ease of use, number of features, and lack of HTML coding. The second solution, a secure SFTP server, will allow faculty to easily migrate existing content from faculty.uml.edu to this new environment. This is designed for faculty interested in using standard HTML editing software, like Adobe Dreamweaver.

Request a Faculty Website

Faculty.uml.edu is no longer accessible to faculty. Any content not migrated in 2018 to a new environment will not be available via a web browser; however, it has been archived.

Please reach out to Michael Lucas, FMichael_lucas@uml.edu or 978-934-4681, or Donna Mellen, Donna_Mellen@uml.edu or 978-934-42925 for more information.

Faculty Websites

  • Elementor offers faculty the freedom to customize and personalize web content with the ease of page templates & “drop and drag” widget technology. The end result allows faculty to reach high-end web designs, without coding that optimized for every device and screen. Learn more about Elementor.
  • Faculty SFTP is a secure server where existing content on faculty.uml.edu can be migrated over with little effort. It is designed for faculty interested in using standard HTML editing software, like Adobe Dreamweaver. Learn more about Faculty SFTP.

Course Materials

The UMass Lowell Blackboard Portal provides access and instructions for On-Campus and Online instruction. Blackboard Learn 9.1 is the official Learning Management System (LMS) for UMass Lowell. The LMS provides faculty with a robust platform for teaching web-enhanced, blended and fully online courses. Contact bbhelp@uml.edu, if you have questions or need assistance.

Find all the information you need on the IT website.