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Learning the Ropes as a New Faculty Member

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. For a newly minted Ph.D., landing a tenure-track faculty position at a college or university can be the thrilling culmination of a long road of advanced study. But after two decades of experiencing academia as students, new professors can face an unexpected learning […]

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New Ways to Measure Research Impact

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Academics and university administrators have traditionally measured the success of a faculty member’s published research by tracking the number of times it  was cited in other publications. But some academics are saying that these numbers are misleading and overly simplistic, and are seeking […]

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Characteristics of Great Teachers

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Though the duties of today’s college faculty are diverse and wide-ranging — including research and publishing, student advising, committee service and other activities — classroom instruction remains at the heart of the profession. In addition to performing their other duties well, successful professors […]

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Transcripts 2.0: Academic Performance and Co-Curricular Achievement

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. We found an article published this February in Inside Higher Education that has provided further affirmation of our years of pioneering and development of an online tool to collect, validate and report student activities, culminating in a co-curricular transcript that showcases a student’s […]

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Can The Value Of Research Be Quantified?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Can the value of an university faculty’s academic research be easily quantified by budget formulas and scholarly citation counts? Gary A. Olson argues that it cannot in his essay “How Not to Measure Faculty Productivity.” Olson’s essay appeared in the December 2011 issue […]

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Faculty Productivity: More than Teaching and Publishing?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Faculty productivity should be judged on more than just course loads and publishing, and instructional cost can be a misleading data point in evaluating an institution’s faculty productivity, according to an essay by Michael F. Middaugh. Middaugh is a retired associate provost for […]

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Post-Tenure Review: Helpful or Harmful?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Though some institutions are adopting post-tenure reviews as a means of professional development for their tenured faculty, the practice remains controversial in the academic world. In an article published by Inside Higher Ed in May, reporter Colleen Flaherty interviewed administrators and faculty members […]

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