Athena Profiles: Editing a Profile: Information Tab

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The About tab consists of a series of rich text editors, each with a specific area of focus. All fields in this tab are optional; they allow basic formatting options only. This article is for walking through the fields in the About tab. 

The About tab

  1. Edit the Biography field.
    NOTE: Briefly describe yourself in a narrative form in about 600 characters.
  2. Edit the Education Information field.
    NOTE: List the highest level degree awarded first, then other degrees listed after that. 
    B.A., B.S., M.A., LL.D., Ph.D., etc. Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration are abbreviated M.A., M.S., but MBA. Use an apostrophe in bachelor's degree, a master's, etc., but there is no possessive in Bachelor of Arts or Master of Science. Also: an associate degree (no possessive). Use such abbreviations as B.A., M.A., LL.D. and Ph.D. only when the need to identify many individuals by degree on first reference would make the preferred form cumbersome. Use these abbreviations only after a full name — never after just a last name. When used after a name, an academic abbreviation is set off by commas: John Snow, Ph.D., spoke.
    * Associate’s degree: A.A.S, etc.
    * Bachelor's degree: A.B, B.A., B.S., B.E., B.F.A., B.Tech., L.L.B, B.Sc.
    * Master's degree: M.A., M.S., MFA, LL.M, M.L.A., MBA, M.Sc., M.Eng etc.

    Ph.D., Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology, Cornell University (2002)
    B.A., Biology, Luther College, Decorah, IA

    If you’d like your graduation years listed like the first example, put it in parentheses. It is not required. If you’d like to include the city and state of your higher ed institution listed, set it off by commas like the second example. It is not required.
  3. Edit the Certification Information field.
    NOTE: List all professional certifications you have achieved in reverse chronological order.
  4. Edit the Teaching Interests field.
    NOTE: These are more general topic areas (not specific course names) that describe the scholarly areas you are most interested in teaching and also topics you are currently teaching on. If not teaching staff, don’t use this field and use the Responsibilities field instead.
  5. Edit the Research and Creative Activities field.
    NOTE: These are more general topic areas (not specific published research) that describes the research areas you are most interested in and are working on.
  6. Edit the Responsibilities field.
    NOTE: Use this field if you are not a teacher and list your job responsibilities.
  7. Edit the Professional Memberships field.
    NOTE: Format as office held, name of association, years spanned. Example: (Member, American Marketing Association, 2002-present)
  8. Edit the Previous Professional Experience field.
    NOTE: Format as title you held, name of institution or workplace, and years you have worked there.
  9. Edit the Honors and Recognitions field.
    NOTE: List award name and year received separated by comma.
  10. Edit the Publications and Published Research field.
    NOTE: Use proper citation style for your field and reference your published research and where you have been published. Highlight the title of the publication to hyperlink it out to the URL where viewers can read more.
  11. Click Save.
    Click Save
  12. Proceed to the Organize tab.

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