UC Davis Faculty Directory to be Available via the Web

Last year, Provost Hinshaw asked IET-Communications Resources to include in the campus telephone directory an index of UC Davis faculty by department and rank. This index appeared for the first time in the back of the 2003-04 print edition of the directory and has since proved quite useful to members of the campus community. More recently, the provost requested an online version of this same directory. For the last few weeks, the Middleware Team has been developing a prototype of this new Web-based index. Once completed, the index will make it possible to click on a faculty's name in any campus department or program to bring up the campus directory information for that individual. A link to this index will be added to the search options on the campus Web site (http://www.ucdavis.edu/search/).

Before the index can go live, campus departments and programs will be given an opportunity to review their listings and submit revisions and additions, as appropriate, so the index can be as accurate and complete as possible. This is expected to take a couple of months. An update on this project will be provided in the next IET Report.