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Elevating faculty affairs’ impact on institutional success: three takeaways from a recent convening

Topics in Higher Education

Read takeaways from the Interfolio Convening on Faculty Affairs Research where faculty affairs leaders discussed research and practice in this growing area of importance in higher ed.

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8 Letter of Recommendation Tips to Help Your Student Stand Out

The Smart Scholar | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

In this post, we explore eight practical tips for recommendation letter writers to consider before and during the letter writing process.

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Student evaluations: is it time for reform?

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

This post continues our series by a onetime academic job seeker, now academic-at-large, on the future of student evaluations.

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Preparing to enter the academic job market

The Smart Scholar | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

In this blog post, Dr. Ramon Goings, EdD, provides three suggestions on best preparing yourself to enter the academic market.

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Decoding the language of faculty affairs: what we learned from an analysis of 50 universities

Topics in Higher Education

The initial results of our study of 50 faculty affairs department websites revealed useful insights into how institutions describe their faculty affairs services to their faculty.

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Thinking about (and getting ready for) a summer job

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

This post continues our series by a onetime academic job seeker, now academic-at-large, on where to look for a summer job.

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The lexicon of faculty affairs: understanding how faculty affairs departments communicate their value

Topics in Higher Education

How do faculty affairs departments communicate the value and purpose of their services and support? This blog kicks off a three-part series exploring this question.

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Five places to explore careers outside of the academy

Scholar at Large | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

This blog post continues our series, Scholar at Large, written by an academic on five places to explore careers outside of the academy.

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Tips for leading and serving on a search committee

Faculty Diversity, Inclusion, and Representation | Faculty Review, Promotion & Tenure Practices | The Smart Scholar | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier | Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure

Leading and serving on a search committee requires a significant time investment, as well as various approaches to maintain ethical and inclusive practices.

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Asking for a letter of recommendation

The Smart Scholar | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

In this latest post, Dr. Goings explores how and whom to ask for a letter of recommendation. His three practical suggestions can be applied immediately.

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