The CSSP Faculty Information Online (CSSP FIO), an online faculty database project, was launched on February 16 at the Palma Hall Main Lobby as part of the opening program for the 2016 CSSP Week celebration.
Dr. Perseville U. Mendoza, the CSSP Computer Laboratory Coordinator, gave a brief history and an overview of the faculty database project, which can be traced back to 2003. He then showed how to access the actual webpage via the CSSP website homepage (web.kssp.upd.edu.ph).
The CSSP FIO initial search features include faculty listing by department, listing by academic rank, and listing by the first letter of faculty last name or searching by any part of the faculty name. Most especially, the database can be searched according to expertise or specialization, which is particularly helpful to those who are seeking experts and scholars whom they might need for consultations and interviews. The CSSP FIO page displays the recent research projects and publications of the CSSP faculty. It also displays recent awards, grants, scholarships, and other several distinctions received by the CSSP faculty.
All faculty members have an account in the CSSP FIO. The database allows the individual faculty to manage their own information, from encoding to updating their own data. It also has a security feature that gives the faculty control over what to display in public, and which information to remain confidential.
In addition to the plain listing of search results, faculty names may be “clickable”, if set or allowed by the individual faculty. This means that the names become links that, upon clicking, will direct the search to the individual web pages.