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Your External and FuquaWorld Faculty Pages

 

Fuqua maintains a page of information for every faculty member on Fuqua's external web site. Your page on the external site is available for viewing by anyone browsing the World Wide Web. Fuqua also maintains a page of information about you as a part of FuquaWorld, Fuqua's intranet. Your FuquaWorld page can be viewed only by members of the Fuqua community.

Your External Page
Your page on Fuqua's external web site conforms to the standard Fuqua layout for top-level faculty pages.To see your external site web page, go to the alphabetical list of faculty on Fuqua's external web site and click the link for your name. If you don't have a page or if you'd like to request that changes or additions be made to your page, contact Paula Ecklund. Download a small Word file with a diagram that explains the relation between Fuqua's external web server and the Fuqua faculty web server (and briefly describes who can publish where).

Your FuquaWorld Page
To see your information page within FuquaWorld, log into FuquaWorld, choose the "People" option, and enter your own name in the search box.

You have the option to change and/or add to the entries on this page yourself. To do so, from FuquaWorld's "People" page choose the Update "Your Profile" link. Then follow the instructions and complete the information on the page that appears.

 

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Adding Information About Yourself to Fuqua's External Web Site

 

The "Additional Information" Link
As described above, you can not make changes yourself to your top-level faculty page on Fuqua's external web site (although you can certainly request that changes be made to that page for you). However, you can add additional information about yourself to the web through the "Additional Information" link that's part of your top-level page.

The "Additional Information" link is located beneath your photo. The link is pre-established to access a file named "Index.htm" located in your personal account space in your public_html\bio folder on your FuquaNet H: drive.

The sections below describe how you can add information about yourself to the web using this link. In brief, whatever information you want a reader to see when they click the "Additional Information" link on your page should go into the file you create named "Index.htm" in the location specified above.

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Using Your Own Designs
A series of web page design files are available to make it easy for you to add additional information about yourself to the web. They're described below. However, you need not use these resources if you prefer to create your own. Use whatever designs and layouts you like.

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Fuqua's Web Page Design Files: Overview
There are several web page design files available. You can choose to use them all, or just the ones that are useful to you. And, you may decide to modify any one of the basic page designs to suit your own needs. The illustration below shows an example of John Payne's "Index.htm" page (as of 3/00), using a modification of the Fuqua web page design file named "Index.htm".

You can see that from this page John has included links to three other pages, including a link to one of his course pages. John's "Index.htm" page (and the page he's linked to it) are located in John's personal space on FuquaNet and are completely under his control.

To recap: The design and publication of your top-level, external faculty page is managed by Fuqua, with input from you regarding its contents. You can't edit or manage the top-level page directly. However, the "Additional Information" link on your top-level page provides you with a gateway to publish any additional information you might want to have about yourself that's linked to Fuqua's external website.

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How to Get Copies of Fuqua's Web Page Design Files
To get copies of the faculty web page design files, download this file: WebDesigns.exe (~35K). WebDesigns.exe file is a "self-extracting archive" that contains eight faculty web page design files.

Double-click the WebDesigns.exe file from Windows Explorer to automatically extract these nine files. By default the files will extract to your c:\temp folder but you'll be prompted before the extraction and you can choose to locate the files in any other location if you prefer. Eventually, these files or your modified copies of them will need to be in your H:\public_html\Bio folder.

The unzipped files will take up about 29K of space. The names of the web page design files you'll extract are: index.htm, vita.htm, working_papers.htm, research_sum.htm, ex_bio.htm, NoInfo.htm, NoInfoFooter.gif, and Faculty_header.gif

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See What the Web Page Design Files Look Like
To see what the web page design files look like when displayed in a web browser, click any link in the table below. You might use these web page design files as the basis for creating your own web page files.

File Name
Description
This is the file that the "Additional Information" link on your top-level Fuqua faculty web page points to. It serves as a kind of "table of contents" for the other pages. If you prefer to use a design other than the one offered here, just be sure to name your main page file index.htm and locate it in your H:\public_html\Bio folder so the link from the top-level page will work properly.
A template for an executive bio web page.
A template for a vita web page.
A template for a research summary web page.

Working_Papers.htm

A template for a working papers web page.
NoInfo.htm
If you don't plan to publish any of your own web pages at this time and want readers to see a helpful message when they click the "Additional Information" link on your top-level page:
1. Put a copy of this file in your H:\public_html\bio folder along with the the two graphic files named NoInfoFooter.gif and Faculty_header.gif.
2. Rename the file "Index.htm".

 

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Customize the Files with Your Own Information
To customize any web page design file with your own information, use DreamWeaver or whatever web page editor you prefer. (Fuqua now has a site license for DreamWeaver. To get a copy, contact Fuqua's Technical Support Center.) Replace the placeholders in the file with your own information and then save the file.

If you don't want to use a web editor, it's possible to use MS Word to edit these files. If you do so, just be sure to save the changed files in text (not Word) format.

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Publish Your Customized Files to the Web
Publish your customized web pages by copying your edited files into your H:\public_html\Bio folder. At some future point, if you change or add data to one of your pages, just make the changes to the file in your H:\public_html\Bio folder.

If you're using the Fuqua web page design files, remember that these files contain graphic images. So the graphics display properly in your published pages, be sure to copy the three graphic (.gif) files (footer_a.gif, footer_b.gif, and Faculty_header.gif) to that location as well.

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If You Can't Find an H:\public_html\Bio Folder
Fuqua's IT group has established a public_html\Bio folder on every faculty member's computer on the faculty member's personal FuquaNet H: drive space. If when using Windows Explorer you can't locate the H:\public_html\bio folder on your office computer, please contact Fuqua's Technical Support Center for assistance.

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Course Web Pages

 

Course Web Page Design Files
If you're working on a web page for a class, you might consider using one of the two design file sets offered here as a starting point. The first set of files (contained in the 39K archive file OneCoursePage.exe) supports a very simple and easy-to-use design, where everything appears on a single page and a table of contents at the top allows users to easily navigate through the page. Use this design if you're relatively new to web editing and you want to keep things simple. The second set of files (contained in the 41K archive file FrameCoursePage.exe) supports a more complicated, frame-based design. In this case, a left-hand frame handles navigation and the right-hand frame contains one of a number of pages. Use this design if you're comfortable with web editing and/or want to learn more about using frames.

Each of the file sets offered above is a "self-extracting archive file" that contains a number of design files within it. Download the exe of your choice and then double-click the exe file from Windows Explorer to automatically extract the contained files. By default the files will extract to your c:\temp folder but you'll be prompted before the extraction and you can choose to locate the files in any other location if you prefer.

These are the files you can expect to see once you've extracted them from the archive:

  • OneCoursePage.exe - contains the main file CoursePage.htm and the two graphic files course_hdr.gif, and footer_home.gif.
  • FrameCoursePage.exe - contains the seven files FramedCoursePage.htm, FrameNavigation.htm, FrameBody.htm, FrameBodyIntro.htm, FrameBodyCommunication.htm, FrameBodySyllabus.htm, FrameBodyResources.htm and the two graphic files course_hdr.gif, and footer_home.gif.

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File Location & Site Security
Eventually, you must locate your modified copies of these files in your H:\public_html\ folder so they'll be visible on the web. You might want to create a subfolder beneath H:\public_html\ for your class and locate the files there. For example, if your class were named BA399 you might create the subfolder H:\public_html\BA399 in your account space. Creating a subfolder for your class files has two key advantages: 1) You can easily keep them all your class files together and separate from your other web files on other topics, and 2) You can ask Fuqua's IT group to make your class pages secure so that users must enter a valid Fuqua ID and password to see the pages. If you're interested in securing your class web site, contact Fuqua's IT group for assistance.

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Customizing the Design Files
Once you've downloaded the exe file you want and have extracted the files contained within it, use DreamWeaver or another web editor to customize the files for your own use. If you have existing documents that you want to use that are in Word or a text format, you can copy and paste that text into these files. Keep in mind that if you use simple copy and paste to get content into a page, you'll need to expect to do a certain amount of editing and reformatting.

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Area Web Pages

 

Area Page Introduction
Until recently, there has been no standard page design on Fuqua's external web site for the various faculty areas. A few areas have constructed their own pages but most areas currently have had no page. As a part of its work in helping expand the faculty presence on Fuqua's web site, the Faculty Technology Committee worked with Fuqua's web designer to design a standard area page. Dean of Faculty plans to have his office maintain a top-level area page all the areas at Fuqua with descriptive text for each area provided by that area's coordinator. The basic design for Fuqua's top-level area page appears below.

The Decision Sciences area is used as an example here. A short description of the area is included on the page along with space for a photo, plus optional links to whatever other pages the area members want to maintain for their area. The design provides for quite a bit of flexibility. For example:

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Optional links
The optional links at the top of the page illustrated above are "Decision Sciences Home", "Decision Sciences Faculty", "Research Highlights", "Activities and Events", and "Course Information". Each area can decide what (if any) links they want included on their top-level page. Then, if any of the links are to area-specific pages, the area can decide what those pages should look like and how they should be created and maintained.

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Photo(s)
A space is available on the top-level page for a photo. An area might decide to have a group photo made for this space or to have alternating photos of members of the area appear in the space. Existing photos from Fuqua's database can be used, and/or Tim Searles or Justin Carlson in Fuqua's AV group can coordinate getting additional photos for use on your area page.

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Web Publishing Space for Areas
As described above, the top-level area pages are to be maintained by the office of the Dean of Faculty and will be published by Fuqua's web designer to Fuqua's external web space. However, to accomodate the optional linked pages, Fuqua's IT group has provided space for each area on Fuqua's in-house faculty web server computer. An area might, for example, designate one member from the area to create and manage that area's optional pages, using the area web space for publication. Or, an area might want to maintain several different optional web pages and designate a different area member to create and manage each page. Whatever arrangement the area agrees on, publication access to the area's space can be arranged by Fuqua's IT group. That is, Fuqua's IT group will assign "write" rights to the area's web space in any way the area coordinator directs. Contact Paula Ecklund or the IT group for more information about accessing area web publishing space.

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Optional Area Page Designs
The sample area design files contained in this self-extracting archive may be useful if you're working on developing area pages. Please contact Paula Ecklund for more information about using these files.

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Technical Note: How To Shorten Your URL     

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What this Note is About
If you're frequently called upon to provide your web-page URL and you want to use the URL for your top-level Fuqua web page, you'd probably like to provide the shortest and most simple URL you can. That is, a URL that looks something like:

www.duke.edu/~ecklund/

instead of the default of:

http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty/alpha/pecklund.htm

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Background
Fuqua maintains your top-level faculty web page on the external Fuqua web site.You provide the information for this page, but you can't change it directly yourself (although you can certainly request that changes, updates, additions, etc.be made to it). This top-level page is intended to be a sort of gateway to any other information you want to provide about yourself on Fuqua's external web site. This is the page that has the long, Fuqua-oriented URL. It would be an appropriate page to use for the shorter, Duke-type URL.

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The Steps to Follow
These steps assume you're using Netscape as your browser and that you know how to use an FTP program such as Winsock_FTP.

1. Create a Text File
In this step, you'll create a text file that contains HTML code that points to your top-level Fuqua faculty web page.

Click here to download a copy of the text to include in your file. Open this text file in a web editor or an application like WordPad or Word that's capable of editing text. When you examine the text, you'll see a URL. The URL in the code is the URL for a Fuqua top-level faculty page. In your version of this file, replace just the email-id portion of the URL in the code with your own email ID. Use just the ID portion of your e-mail address (don't include the @duke.edu portion). It's also important to note that you may not use an email alias here. Leave the .htm"> part of the code in place after your ID as well as the .../alpha/ in place before your ID.

For example, if your e-mail address were jdoe4@duke.edu, the modified line in the code above would read:

URL=http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty/alpha/jdoe4.htm">

If you're using a tool like Word to edit the file, be sure that when you save the file you save it as a text file and not in MS Word format.

2. Name Your File
When you have the code entered properly, save your file with the name index.html. "Index" is a key file name because in the absence of any other specified file in a URL any existing file at that URL location with the name Index will be displayed by default. And "html" is the extension required by Duke's web server. (Fuqua's web server recognizes either .htm or .html as valid web page file extensions).

3. FTP Your File
FTP your index.html file to the Duke web server. The Duke web server name is godzilla.acpub.duke.edu. Locate your index.html file in the public_html folder in your account on the godzilla computer system.

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Your New URL
Once you've completed these steps, the short form of your URL will display your Fuqua page, with links intact: www.duke.edu/~yourid/ where ~yourid is your Duke email id (remember, no alias!). Of course, test to make sure your page looks and works as you expect it to.

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Last Updated 5/08/00