Change Faculty Title drop down to text field

Requested by: Amanda Lamberti

Status: Rejected

Change to something that already exists?: Yes
Requires a new CMS Component?: No
Requires New Functionality?: No
Estimated Completion Date: Completed - Late May 2020


Original Submission


“We’ve been receiving comments that it’s confusing and hard to find some people e.g. Directors or specific staff
Can we either change the Faculty Title drop-down to make it free text, or be able to select if the other title should be the one that appears? Or add some new titles to the drop down
Director, Undergraduate Programs
Director, Graduate Programs”

Action: 3 new titles added to the Faculty Titles dropdown menu. Enhancement request marked rejected for reasons below.

Reasons for Rejection: Administrators can already contribute additional titles to the Faculty titles drop down in the Central Directory under Settings > Directory Options. The choice of a dropdown menu for Faculty titles was intentional to provide the following advantages:

  • Consistency between standard faculty titles,
  • Non-administrators cannot make up their own title like “Professor of Astrology” or portray something inaccurate,
  • Titles would not need to be typed in each time and potentially introduce misspellings.

[Update: UR and IT have discussed this enhancement request. Requestor informed of rejection by email and told of Directory Options for titles. CMS enhancement request updated. -SQ]

Ticket Number: 197679.01

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