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Category: Topics in Higher Education

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

ByCommittee 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

ByCommittee 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

ByCommittee 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

ByCommittee 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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WEBINAR | Adrianna Kezar: Policies and Practices for Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty | March 31, 2016

Conferences | Topics in Higher Education

This month, we’re excited to talk with Adrianna Kezar, co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California, about what academic institutions can do to better assist the many faculty members they employ off the tenure track. There is no cost to attend. Watch the recording here and view the slides here.

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AAC&U 2016 session notes, part 2: new kinds of faculty jobs

Conferences | Topics in Higher Education

A second major topic coming out of the January 21, 2016 AAC&U session concerned what the nature and expectations of faculty positions really ought to be, considering existing institutional business models and those of the foreseeable future.

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AAC&U 2016 session notes, part 1: making the faculty job market more humane

Conferences | Topics in Higher Education

One point came up in last week’s session at the AAC&U conference that likely resonates at once with scholars on the job market and with faculty members on search committees.

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