Profile Frequently Asked Questions




Where do I log in?

Go to https://web-app.usc.edu/web/rossier/ and login using your USC Shibboleth credentials.

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How can I edit my profile?

Once you’re logged in you should see your profile to edit. (see above link)

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How do I add my bio?

Email webmaster@rossier.usc.edu to get started, with the subject line "Faculty Directory Profile: Bio Help." Once your bio is ready, send the final Word doc and your bio will be added.

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Why can’t I edit my own bio?

The system doesn’t allow this access at present. In the future, this function may be added. For now, copy and paste your bio to a Word doc and send it to webmaster@rossier.usc.edu to get updated.

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How do I add my photo?

Under the "Contact Info" tab, look for the "Photo" box and click on "Click or Drop File Here" button.

*Note: Make sure the photo size is in the following:
200px wide
300px height
72dpi
File size not larger than 50KB
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I got an error saying my photo is too big.

You’ll need to reduce the size of your photo. You can do this using free software that should already be on your computer (like Preview or MS Paint), or a professional program like Adobe Photoshop.

Open your original file. Using your program’s size adjustment function, reduce the dpi (resolution) to 72 pixels. Then crop the photo to 200px wide and 300 px high. The file size should not be larger than 50 KB.

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My profile photo is blurry.

Make sure the original photo is larger than 200px wide and 300px height.

Crop your photo to the following dimensions:
72dpi
200px wide
300px height
File size not larger than 50KB

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My profile link is not user-friendly. Can I change it?

At this time the URL is unchangeable. However, you can use the following services for a short (custom) URL.

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How do I change my program?

Login and go to the Academics tab and check/uncheck the program.

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When I search for myself on Google ("[your name] USC"), my faculty profile doesn’t show up on results or the first page.

With a new profile, Google has to re-crawl our site. It can take between 72 hours and six months for the profile to show up on searches. We are also working on a more SEO friendly code to help in searches. This is an ongoing process.

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How do I upload my CV?

Under the Academics menu tab, at the bottom left corner you should see a section to upload your CV. PDF is the recommended format. Please note when replacing/updating your CV, make sure to name the new CV the same file name as before. If not, your old CV will still be live and searchable by Google.

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How do I add my publications?

Click on the Publications menu tab, and add the publication citation and web link (if any) or upload a pdf version. Hit “Save Publication” when done.

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How do I get rid of red text in my selected book publications?

The style is based on a template. At this time, it’s not possible.

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How do I get rid of weird bullet points under subject headers?

The style is based on a template. At this time, it’s not possible.

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I don’t like the color of links, text and other styles, can I change it?

The style is based on a template. At this time, it’s not possible.

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