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New! Resend requests for letters of recommendation

Interfolio's Dossier | Releases

When you’re applying for academic jobs (many, many jobs with many, many letters of recommendation) it’s not wildly out of the realm of possibility that a letter writer might forget to fulfill a request. But, of course, that leaves you, the applicant, in a pickle: they’re busy, but you need the letter and you’ve already […]

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Writing Tenure Letters: A Guide for External Reviewers

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Whether or not to award tenure to a faculty member is an important question that requires detailed analysis by the candidate’s peers and superiors. In order to compile a robust and objective profile of the candidate, many universities solicit recommendation letters from academics […]

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Busy Season at Interfolio!

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Usually “busy season” refers to the dreaded time of the year for tax professionals. Well, Interfolio deals with numbers too! During our busy season, when scholars are applying for jobs and we are helping them send and quality check their applications, those numbers can teeter off into the thousands. We see thousands of documents from […]

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A Change to Official Transcripts

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This fall, Interfolio is focused on making the application process easier for applicants, and you can see the improvements already. We started by improving the process of requesting and attaching letters to your application, but we’re not stopping there. We’ve just released our next major improvement to the submission of transcripts. Here’s how it used […]

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The Benefits of Faculty e-Portfolios — Implications for FACULTY180

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. When Karen Hoelscher, professor of education at Western Washington University, decided to create an electronic portfolio to support a recent post-tenure review, she knew that she didn’t have all of the technology skills necessary to complete such a project. So she turned to […]

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Is It Time To Revamp Faculty Academic Portfolios?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. We ran across a topic from 2008 that still has relevance today for higher education.  The discussion centered around the idea that institutions in higher education need to implement new and standardized academic portfolios to evaluate faculty performance.  This was the conclusion reached […]

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Fulfillment + Customer Support= Scholar Services!

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When you think of mergers, what do you think of? You probably imagine two huge establishments making agreements over millions of dollars. The merge between the Fulfillment and Customer Support departments at Interfolio is slightly different. In my current role, I’m a Scholar Advocate. Before the merge I worked as part of the Fulfillment team […]

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New Feature: Auto-Attach Letters of Recommendation

Interfolio Faculty Search | Interfolio's Dossier | Releases

If you’ve submitted an application through Interfolio’s ByCommittee—that is, you’ve sent materials to an institution receiving applications through Interfolio, rather than another system for job postings—you probably noticed that there are quite a few steps involved in attaching your recommendation letters to your application. Maybe more steps than you first realized. Prior to today, a […]

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Email Deliveries and Their Discontents, Part II: A Solution

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Before the New Year, we published Part I of this series, an effort to make Interfolio’s role in the job application process more transparent. That post explained how we track application deliveries and the steps we’re taking to prevent spam filters from causing delivery issues. If you represent an institution that has experienced spam issues […]

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Email Deliveries and Their Discontents, Part I

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Transparency is in short supply when you’re on the academic job market. This series is part of our effort to make the application process more transparent for candidates. In this post, based on conversations with users and recent chatter on Twitter, we’d like to clarify how our email application deliveries work, explain how these deliveries […]

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