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GUFaculty360: Broadening the Reach of your Scholarship

In September 2017, UIS launched GUFaculty360, an innovative new portal for Georgetown faculty to connect with students, administrators, and other faculty members. In addition to streamlining communications and access to other Georgetown systems, GUFaculty360 provides you with an opportunity to showcase your research, publications, expertise, teaching, and service to colleagues across campus and around the world.

Use the information below to update your profile so you can maximize your visibility and broaden the reach of your research using the GUFaculty360 portal.

Your GU360 Profile

First, you will want to complete your profile. From GUFaculty360 and use the "Log in" link at the top of the home page. Select “My Profile” from the navigation panel on the left of the page. If you have not yet edited your profile, you will see that biographical information was imported from the old Explore system as well as basic information from GMS and the class registration system. Note that information imported from GMS and is not editable in GUFaculty360.

Update your biography to include your current research, grants, awards, teaching, and other activities.

Tip – Visibility settings. As you add information to your profile pages, be sure to choose the appropriate visibility settings to determine who will be able to view the information you enter. If your contact information, Expertise, Publications, Research, In the News, or other relevant information is not set to public, you will not be findable to non-GU researchers and scholars, journalists, editors, and others who may be interested in your work. To allow information to be visible outside the GU community, set “Visibility” to public using the globe icon. Other options are GU only (mortarboard) or you only (person icon).

Tip - Biography. As you write your biography, think about how you want to represent yourself and your work to colleagues, prospective students, potential collaborators, book or journal editors, and the journalists who may want to learn more about you and your work. Focus on the audiences most important to you and highlight your research in a way that explains why it would be interesting and important to them. Be sure to include the appropriate keywords in your biography so that you can also be found by Google, Yahoo, etc. 

Tip - Areas of Expertise. While you are editing your profile, be sure to update your Expertise/Clinical Areas. One of the best ways to make yourself and your work easy to find for others is to highlight your areas of expertise. To do this, click the “Add +” link and type in your areas of expertise. If it is not yet in the system, you will get a message saying, “Sorry, the expertise you have entered does not currently exist in the system. Please email to request for it to be added. Thank you!” When the GU360 staff receive you request, they will add your area of expertise so you can select it. Set the Visibility to public if you want your areas of expertise to be visible to visitors to the GUFaculty360 site.

Tip – Photo. Check your photo and update it if needed so visitors to your page can connect you with your online presence.

Your Contact and Other Information

Once your profile is complete, you can add additional information and change your settings for contact information by clicking the “Manage Personal Information” bar on the right side of the page.

Tip – Contact Information. If you would like to be contacted by potential collaborators, book editors, journalists, or others, be sure to have all of your contact information listed and made available to the public. The default setting is private, so you will need to edit your profile if you want to make this information available to visitors to your page. Look for the globe symbol to make your email address and/or phone number visible to visitors to your profile page.

Tip - Social Media Accounts, Personal Website & CV. If you have a personal website or blog, you can link to it here. If you are on social media, add links to your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages in the “My Social Media” section. You can also link to your GUFaculty360 page from your other webpages.

Tip – View Your Public Profile. To check out how your public profile looks, click on the blue “View Public Profile” button on the right side of the page.

Your Publications & Media Appearances

Highlight Your Media Appearances

If you have been interviewed by the media, appeared on television or radio programs, or written articles or op-eds, add these to your “In the News” page (choose this link from the left side of the page) or from the drop-down menu on your Profile page.

Tip - Link to Content. Provide a link to the webpage with your article or tv or radio appearance so that visitors to your page can go directly to your media contributions.

Link to Your Publications

One of the most effective ways you can promote your scholarship is to allow visitors to your GUFaculty360 page to read your articles by linking to the full text from your GUFaculty360 Publications page. Unfortunately, many author agreements prohibit posting the full text of the published final version of your article.

Tip. There are several options to consider that may allow readers to access your work directly from your GUFacuty360 page.

1. Publish in Open Access Journals
If your article was published in an open access journal, it will be available for anyone with Internet access to read. You can link directly to the publisher's website, submit your article to DigitalGeorgetown, our institutional repository, or upload the article to another site and link to that. For more information about open access publishing:

2. Self-Archive in DigitalGeorgetown, our Institutional Repository
The Georgetown University Library maintains an open access institutional repository where you can upload your articles to be openly accessible. Although a few publishers allow authors to self-archive the final version of their articles in an institutional repository or on a personal webpage, most will allow only the accepted manuscript (the version after peer review and before copy editing) to be made openly accessible. To be sure that your articles can be posted in the institutional repository, you can negotiate your publication agreement to include the SPARC addendum or a paragraph granting permission to upload your work to our institutional repository or your personal website. For more information:

3. Link to a Subject Repository
If a preprint or other version of your article is available in a subject repository, such as SSRN, Pub Med Central, or ArXiv, you can provide a link to the repository.

4. Use a Proxy Link to Subscription Journals
For articles that are only available online in our subscription databases, you can provide a link to Georgetown University's proxy server in order for members of the Georgetown community to be able to access your article from off-campus (NetID required). In most cases, if you link to your article on a publisher's website or in a subscription database without using the proxy server, Georgetown readers trying to access your articles from off-campus will be required to pay for access.


An ORCID iD is a unique identifier that is attached to your research so that all of your work is connected to you, regardless of how your name appears and whether other researchers have the same or similar names. In future phases of GUFaculty360, there will be integrations with external databases. When those integrations are in place, having an ORCID iD attached to your articles will facilitate updating your GUFaculty360 publications page by accurately identifying your work in scholarly databases. For more information on ORCID iDs:

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