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Category: Topics in Higher Education

Ask a candidate: how to put together your best possible faculty job application

Topics in Higher Education

The best faculty applications are self-assured and well-curated. Every assertion and bit of evidence contained therein should be part of your coherent argument, and the argument goes like this: I’m already putting my mark on my field. I’ll be a good colleague. I’m ready.

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Thinking in a “systems” way: faculty information at UCLA

Topics in Higher Education

Meg Buzzi is the former Project Director of Opus, UCLA’s faculty information system, and now Chief Strategy and Information Officer of the Geffen Academy at UCLA. She recently sat down with us to talk about faculty buy-in, change management in technology adoption, and what’s required of higher education in a data-driven future.

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Ask a candidate: a great dossier isn’t built in a day

Interfolio's Dossier | Topics in Higher Education

You might have entered grad school feeling like a professional in your field already. Or you may have come in with little idea of what you wanted to do at the end of your program. Either way, your eventual job market experience will be much easier if you start building your portfolio of application materials sooner, rather than later.

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Earning faculty buy-in around educational technology culture

Topics in Higher Education

So. You’re making new decisions about technology, logistics, and workflow that will require your college or university to embrace a new educational technology culture. It sounds wonderful on paper, but getting the faculty behind the project can be tricky.

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In the academic review process, not talking could be costly: communication around tenure & promotion

Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure | Topics in Higher Education

In the landscape of academic tenure and promotion reviews, communication—of the regular, formally documented ilk—is often singled out as a “good practice.” It’s also prudent to recognize that poor institutional communication has been fodder for lawsuits and appeals brought by denied candidates.

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New white paper: Equity and Legal Risk in Tenure Reviews

Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure | Topics in Higher Education

Our new white paper Equity and Legal Risk in Tenure Reviews, released this week, examines a variety of tenure denial cases across the U.S. The paper identifies four characteristic “areas of deficiency” around institutions’ tenure practices in situations when candidates have brought legal action over a denial: clarity, consistency, communication, and the organization of documentation.

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WEBINAR | Clemson University’s Strategic Faculty Recruitment | October 20

Interfolio Faculty Search | Topics in Higher Education | Webinars

This month’s free Interfolio webinar and Q&A features our partner Clemson University, and will address some concrete ways departments and human resources offices can collaborate to achieve major institutional goals around recruiting faculty.

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AAUP 2016 Shared Governance conference: of talk and beyond talk

Conferences | Topics in Higher Education

This weekend, members of the Interfolio team spent time at the AAUP’s Shared Governance Conference in Washington, D.C. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the AAUP’s foundational statement on shared governance, the central policy document that remains the authority for accepted practice on decision-making in higher education.

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WEBINAR | Achieving Faculty Search Diversity at UMBC | August 25, 2016

Interfolio Faculty Search | Topics in Higher Education | Webinars

This month’s webinar in the Interfolio Presents series addresses a major strategic priority at virtually all U.S. colleges and universities today: diversifying the faculty. We are thrilled that we could contribute to this undertaking and the conversation around it—both with this presentation, and with the technology involved. Watch the recording

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Who is performing the service, and how is it valued? Thoughts from our May webinar with HERI

Topics in Higher Education | Webinars

Last Thursday, we hosted a webinar with Ellen Stolzenberg and Jennifer Berdan Lozano from UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) to talk about the results of their 2014 Faculty Survey, a comprehensive research instrument for the professoriate in the U.S. The survey is designed, among other things, to identify sources of faculty satisfaction and stress, […]

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