Profile Information

Faculty profiles are generated using a variety of data sources. We have worked to create the first version of your profile and continue to explore additional data sources to enhance your profile. We request your participation to update your profile and improve its accuracy.


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  • Using the profile editor, faculty can manually update some information in their public profiles and request additional changes.
  • Faculty will receive email reminders occasionally to update their profiles with new information.
  • Faculty profile data is automatically updated once a week.

Data Sources

  • TAMU Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Faculty names, departments, positions, and emails ( more info).
  • TAMU campus directory: Contact information, including addresses and phone numbers.
  • Departments: Information about educational backgrounds, photos, and research overviews. These are extracted from department websites and faculty CVs.
  • Symplectic Elements: Faculty publications. Symplectic Elements is a tool for automatically identifying publications and harvesting metadata. Faculty have the opportunity to confirm, add, and remove publications in their profiles.
  • OAKTrust institutional repository: Open Access faculty publications, teaching materials, grey literature, as well as and theses and dissertations where faculty acted as an academic advisor.
  • Compass (Texas A&M University’s student information system): Courses taught. Scholars@TAMU will only include courses taught in the past two years.

How do I update?

  1. Click the Update Profile button at the top right of any Scholars@TAMU page.
  2. Log in with your NetID and password.
  3. In the profile editor, you can manually change information including: displayed name and title, profile photo, affiliated departments, research overview, educational background, contact information, and website URL.
  4. Requests can also be submitted in the Additional Information Changes box. Write here for changes to publication, teaching, and advising information.
  5. Once you click Submit changes will take effect immediately for displayed name, affiliated departments, research overview, contact information, and website URL. Other changes and requests will be reviewed within 48 hours.

Issues with Profile

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Scholars@TAMU team.
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