The search component of the college’s online directory was never particularly brilliant. While it would match exact terms with ease, anything that required a more nuanced approach — e.g. searching for part of a word — would often yield counterintuitive results. For example, these kinds of searches could confuse the directory:
This spring we overhauled that search to allow for far better and more efficient search results. As a result, both of the use cases below will now return the expected results (e.g. you can search for middle names and middle initials and expect it to return those people, assuming those characters are in their name).
In addition, “Academic Program” search on the Academics webpage now yields much better results, particularly on partial matches (e.g. comp sci will yield “computer science” as a result.
Let us know if you have suggestions on how to further improve directory search, or additional features you’d like to see.