After conducting your Profile search in Pivot you will see a list of the total number of faculty profiles that match your search criteria. You can chose two options:
If you have selected both search options (within or outside your institution), you have the ability to modify the search results to show either set of results. Click the checkbox next to your institution name to de-select that option and only the faculty at outside institutions will display, and vice versa. Click both checkboxes if you wish to see the full complement of profiles matching your query.
Regardless of which institution option you’ve selected for your search, Pivot will always display the number of results at the top left of the page for each set of faculty from which you can modify your results to display all profiles or only those within or outside your institution.
Your search query will be displayed in the search box at the top of the page of the results page. You have the option to Refine Search, or go to the Advanced Search. On the left side of the screen you will have the option of filtering by communities.
Click here to read more about the many ways to refine your search.
Sorting Search Results
By default your search results are sorted by relevance. Relevance is determined by a scoring algorithm that weights the fields in which the search terms are found as well as the frequency. For example, matches in a publication title receive a higher score than in the abstract. To re-sort the list alphabetically you can click on the Sort link directly next to the number of search results, click on Name, and the list will then be sorted in alphabetical order.
Note: Not every profile will contain all of the information described above.
very Pivot Profile also has Funding Matches. The Funding Match is displayed on the right side of the Profile page. This feature analyzes information in a profile and, based on an algorithm that looks at various areas in a profile against various areas within our funding opportunities, matches the faculty member to specific opps. These opps would be a good match for this particular faculty member, or perhaps anyone interested in similar research subjects.
Under the Funding Matches you have two options:
Click here to learn more about the individual profile.