About

We have an amazing set of faculty that pursues a diverse set of activities: different pedagogical approaches, different research interests, and unique aspirations. Faculty serve the university in a variety of ways, unique to each faculty member. To more fully highlight the stories of our faculty, facilitate access to information about faculty, and facilitated collaboration among faculty and students, the Faculty App was commissioned. META+LAB, a unit within Academic Affairs, has been working on the Faculty Project, whose primary purpose is to increase the visibility of CSUN's faculty and highlight what the university represents.

Version History

Faculty 2.8.1 Release Date: 12/01/16

Improvements:

  1. Profile images can now be removed to display default
  2. Design & navigation improvements across application


Faculty 2.8.0 Release Date: 10/18/16

New Features:

  1. Ability to browse Faculty based on Committee, Center, & Institute membership
  2. Ability to add Office Hours for up to two previous semesters
  3. Ability to upload Syllabi for classes from up to two previous semesters
  4. Ability for Department Managers to assign Department Chair
Improvements:
  1. Connection cards now link to Department, Committee, Center, & Institute listings
  2. Profile Edit Logs now keep track of additional changes and updates
  3. Design & navigation improvements to Department management
  4. Design & usability improvements to Connection management
Bug Fixes:
  1. Connections to primary department should no longer be deletable
  2. Printer Friendly Door Sign information should now be based on primary connection


Faculty 2.7.7 Release Date: 06/28/16

Improvements:

  1. Changed all instances of "Primary Contact" to "Preferred Contact"
  2. Class & Office Hour information drop-down now goes back one year
  3. Design & usability improvements to Connections management


Faculty 2.7.6 Release Date: 06/07/16

Improvements:

  1. Class & Office Hour information for the next semester now selectable a month before term begins
  2. Connection cards now automatically added to profiles when individuals are added to Committees, Centers, & Institutes


Faculty 2.7.5 Release Date: 05/31/16

Improvements:

  1. Usability improvements to Center, Institute, & Committee dashboards
Bug Fixes:
  1. Restored profile image upload funcionality
  2. Removing an individual from a Center or Institute no longer deletes other members


Faculty 2.7.4 Release Date: 05/24/16

Improvements:

  1. Usability improvements to Center, Institute, & Committee dashboards
  2. Security improvements to Department dashboard
  3. Additional speed improvements across various sections of the application


Faculty 2.7.3 Release Date: 05/17/16

Improvements:

  1. Design & usability improvements to Department dashboard
  2. Center, Institute & Committee listings now show individuals' roles
  3. Emeritus Faculty listing is now available on the Resources page
  4. Significant speed improvements across various sections of the application


Faculty 2.7.2 Release Date: 05/10/16

Improvements:

  1. Usability improvements to syllabi dashboard
  2. Expanded numbers of places using preferred display name
Bug Fixes:
  1. Various fixes to Center, Institute, & Committee dashboards
  2. Search functionality in Department dashboard now functions properly


Faculty 2.7.1 Release Date: 05/03/16

Improvements:

  1. Added Browser Support Statement to the About section
  2. Usability improvements to Stories section
  3. Design & usability improvements to Connections cards
  4. Usability improvements to Classes & Office Hours sections
  5. Syllabi dashboard now displays all department classes
Bug Fixes:
  1. Syllabi dashboard now filters department data accurately
  2. Syllabi dashboard now links correctly to uploaded syllabi
  3. Historical data for Office Hours should now be retrieved correctly
  4. All main profile data now comes from primary Connection as intended


Faculty 2.7.0 Release Date: 04/25/16

New Features:

  1. Ability for Department Managers to add/remove department membership
  2. Managing Center & Institute Connections & Membership Information
  3. Managing Committee Connections & Membership Information
  4. Access to previous semesters for Courses/Syllabi & Office Hours
Improvements:
  1. Design & navigation improvements to Department Dashboard interfaces
  2. Design & navigation improvements to Profile Edit interfaces
  3. E-mail notification for approval/denial of changes
  4. Additional data fields being tracked in Profile logs
  5. Consistency improvements to Faculty search
  6. Current profile image now shown in image upload interface
  7. Consistency improvements to display URLs
  8. Usability improvements to user navigation overlay
  9. Truncated fields that would extend beyond Connection boundaries
Bug Fixes:
  1. Pagination fixed for non-search Department listings
  2. Fixed search button functionality on landing page


Faculty 2.6.0 Release Date: 02/23/16

New Features:

  1. Ability to store Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)
  2. Ability to request changes to be approved by Department Managers
Improvements:
  1. Departments can now have multiple managers
  2. Department faculty can now be assigned as managers
  3. Improved faculty search functionality
  4. Format for days of the week matches Schedule of Classes
  5. Modified section headings for clarity
  6. Modified role display names for clarity


Faculty 2.5.0 Release Date: 10/29/15

New Features:

  1. Managing & Showcasing Faculty Degrees
  2. Adding Connections for Committees, Centers, Institutes, & Department
Improvements:
  1. Easy access to Faculty Profile search from the Landing Page
  2. Re-Designed Landing Page Layout
  3. Added improved About Page
Bug Fixes:
  1. Optimized Profile Image Quality


Faculty 2.4.0 Release Date: 09/14/15

New Features:

  1. Managing Department Connections
Improvements:
  1. Added notifications when deleting connections
  2. Revamped Image Uploader
  3. Refined Mobile & Tablet Responsiveness
Bug Fixes:
  1. Resolved "Display Name" search results


Faculty 2.3.0 Release Date: 09/08/15

New Features:

  1. Department Chair Dashboard
  2. Managing Faculty Department Memberships
  3. Assigning Office Manager
  4. Managing Departmental Information
  5. Integrated Building Data into Database
Improvements:
  1. Office Hour export shows everyone with or without office hours
  2. Managing Faculty rank now available through chair/manager dashboard
  3. Filter through departmental faculty in dashboard
  4. Created About page to address What's New, Next Steps, FAQ, & Resources
  5. Provisioned department secretaries
  6. Removed image and disabled full name fields from Profile Edit page
  7. Implemented consistent typeahead throughout the application
  8. Moved Office Hour export to chair/manager dashboard
  9. Changed META+Lab disclaimer alert time
  10. Added helpful faculty alerts on edit pages
Bug Fixes:
  1. Fixed bug regarding uneven search results
  2. Fixed bug showing duplicate faculty results with multiple connections
  3. Resolved different view on department faculty results


Faculty 2.2.0 Release Date: 08/31/15

New Features:

  1. Department Chairs have the ability to edit faculty rank
Improvements:
  1. Removed role from connections table column
  2. Added back button to Connections edit page
  3. Increased size of syllabus upload modal to accommodate for long file names
  4. Expanded size of time slot dropdowns on office hours create/edit
  5. Renamed "view printer friendly profile" to "printer friendly door sign"
  6. Added AJAX loader .gif when pulling courses from curriculum web service
  7. Updated faculty profiles to use "first_name"."last_name" if email alias was available
  8. Added connections for members of Senate Executive Committee
  9. Added missing connection, if any, to people in Extended Learning
  10. Added people missing in Developmental Math
Bug Fixes:
  1. Resolved broken URIs to courses with TBD information
  2. Resolved class listing on Door Sign view
  3. Resolved user "X" not have last_name in database
  4. Resolved broken link on Stories landing page banner
  5. Resolved broken feedback button
  6. Resolved case sensitivity in handlers folder causing broken images
  7. Resolved missing faculty story images on production
Jewel (HTML Web-One Service)
  1. Updated faculty name to show display_name instead of common_name


Faculty 2.1.2 Release Date: 08/21/15

Improvements:

  1. Accessibility tested Faculty
  2. Standardized look for edit buttons across pages
  3. Improved search with filtering options
  4. Added "By arrangement only" option to Office Hours
  5. Re-designed Audit Log
Bug Fixes:
  1. Resolved broken profile images


Faculty 2.1.1 Release Date: 08/14/15

Improvements:

  1. Improved search for faculty allowing browsing by department
  2. Refactored all SASS/CSS
  3. Moved notifications close to areas updated
  4. Layout Updates to Department Listing on Jewel


Faculty 2.1.0 Release Date: 08/07/15

New Features:

  1. Department Chairs have the ability to Export Office Hours.
Improvements:
  1. Updated guzzle calls to front-end to improve load performance.
  2. Enabled button on the profile screen for editing Connections
  3. Removed input fields associated with Primary Contact in profile edit
  4. Updated faculty connection card
Bug Fixes:
  1. Resolved error with Edit Office Hours
  2. Resolved an error involving Description for office hours not being pulled in Print option
  3. Resolved page crash when editing connections.
  4. Resolved an issue with Online Classes not having start and end time
  5. System will now enforce .pdf file requirement for syllabi.
  6. Resolved an error that occurred when logging out


Faculty 2.0.2 Release Date: 07/31/15

Improvements:

  1. Refactored all controllers
  2. Refactored all models
  3. Added Docblock comments to class methods and functions
  4. Ran UX tests throughout all application environments
Bug Fixes:
  1. Resolved courses appearing as duplicates for Fall 2015
  2. Resolved JS Error Alert when changing primary contact
  3. Resolved missing dropdown for choosing primary contact
  4. Resolved broken tables


Faculty 2.0.1 Release Date: 07/28/15

Improvements:

  1. Added Faculty Stories
  2. Added an FAQ page for Faculty Support
  3. Added Tooltips for Faculty
  4. Added Support for Faculty Rank
  5. Updated slider in image crop tool to make it more usable
  6. Improved system to account for people updating office hours for Fall-Semester a few weeks in advance.
Bug Fixes:
  1. Resolved server error when uploading large images


Faculty 2.0 Pilot Release Date: 07/27/15

New Features:

  1. Faculty Stories
  2. Faculty Hangouts
  3. Managing Personal Information
  4. Managing Office Hours
  5. Showcasing Connections
  6. Showcasing Courses Taught
  7. Uploading Syllabi for Courses
  8. Managing your profile image


Faculty 1.0 Stunt Release Date: 01/07/15

A stunt is a set of days dedicated to building core functionality for an application. Stunts allow teams to identify pro/cons in workflow, areas with missing data, and provides overall exposure to better solutions for building an application. Most importantly, stunts improve team interactions and communication. Teamwork makes the dream work :)