Editing your Profile in iSearch

Bruce Matsunaga, PhD
Director of Digital Technology
Department of English

iSearch features a modernized look and feel and allows many more customizable sections. The Department website pulls from this resource so it is vital that your information is current. While you may have all this information on a standard CV, putting the information into iSearch as text helps search engines discover your profile. You can designate a person to have editing access to your profile and we have a small team in the department that can help edit your profile (Bruce Matsunaga and Kristen LaRue-Sandler.)

ASU requires completion of these areas for all ASU employees (https://brandguide.asu.edu/web-standards/isearch-profiles):

How to get started?

There are two methods for updating your profile, my.ASU or iSearch.

From my.ASU

  1. Log in at my.asu.edu 
  2. Click on the Profile tab (highlighted in red below).
  3. Click on the Edit Profile button (highlighted in blue below).

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From iSearch

  1. Search for your name at https://isearch.asu.edu
  2. Click on your name to open your profile page
  3. Sign in with your ASURITE (top right highlighted in red below)
  4. Click Update Profile (highlighted in red below).

Remember that this is on https://isearch.asu.edu and not on the department site. Your information from the old directory should be present in iSearch, however there are new areas and you can edit almost all fields (some are controlled by HR). You can edit multiple tabs and then click the Save button without losing your edits. In any area, when you click Save you will return to your profile view.

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Critical Areas to Update:

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Use the CLAS iSearch Tool

CLAS released a tool to monitor unit progress (https://tools.clas.asu.edu) but you can use this tool to check your profile for completeness. If you search for “English,” you can click on your profile to view the improvements to bring your profile into compliance. There is a blue button at the bottom of the individual result window that will open your profile in a new tab so you can begin editing.


Disable Smart Quotes in Word

Depending on your version, open Word and go to the Office button/File tab > Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options > AutoFormat as You Type tab > uncheck “Straight quotes with smart quotes” > AutoFormat tab > “Straight quotes with smart quotes” > OK > OK.

Once smart quotes are disabled, you can use Word’s Find and Replace to replace all the smart quotes with straight quotes.

Diacritic Marks Appear as Symbols on Unit Pages

Unfortunately, when our iSearch profile information is transferred to the intermediate server and then to our unit site, diacritic marks are converted to symbols. UTO has been working on a fix, but this solution may take a considerable amount of time to implement.