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Four Factors for Implementing Cloud-Based Software

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Offering the promise of instant access to data, applications and other technology tools from anywhere in the world, cloud-based computing can be an attractive concept for forward-thinking educational institutions and their IT professionals. However, migrating part or all of an institution’s information into […]

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Information Technology’s Role In Academic Research

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. What role does IT play in supporting a world class research environment in academe? This question is answered in a video produced by EdTech at EDUCAUSE 2014. The video shares the insights of senior IT administrators at the University of Cincinnati, University of […]

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Being a College Professor: What Will be the “New Normal”?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. The culture of being a traditional college professor is under pressure from a variety of fronts — stagnating wages, diminishing of tenure-track positions, and an increase of political scrutiny.  As a result, colleges and universities would do well to remember the importance of […]

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Faculty Portfolios: Is it Time to Go Digital?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Over the years, untold thousands of reams of paper have been used to create the portfolios and supporting documents used to review the performance of faculty members. But today’s electronic media present more and more opportunities to package much of faculty members’ CV […]

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Adding space for non-binary answers about gender

Interfolio Faculty Search | Topics in Higher Education

Recently, an Interfolio user tweeted at us about the options we provide for gender in the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) questionnaires in ByCommittee, our platform for faculty hiring.

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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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Should Faculty Search Committees Focus More on Teaching?

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Faculty search committees at many colleges and universities focus too much on candidates’ research and publishing portfolios, according to an essay published last week on Inside Higher Ed. Instead, the article suggests, search committees should pay closer attention to the teaching skills of their candidates, as classroom instruction comprises the lion’s share of faculty duties at […]

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Measuring the Impact of Research in Diverse Disciplines

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. In a world where every dollar spent on academic research must be justified to numerous institutional and political authorities, it is becoming necessary to develop a set of metrics that accurately gauges the impact that research has on society, according to a blog […]

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New: Combined Reports feature in ByCommittee Faculty Search!

Interfolio Faculty Search | Releases

Administering faculty searches across an institution can be daunting—not only do you have to consider the logistics of the search process itself, but you also have keep up with data about applicants and positions across your institution, in every division and department. We’ve heard from our administrative users that finding meaningful patterns that span the […]

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Are Student Evaluations of Faculty Overused?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Although student evaluations have become a nearly universal component in measuring faculty performance, a new paper suggests that student evaluations are statistically unreliable, and that many institutions are relying too heavily on them in the faculty review process. The paper, “An Evaluation of […]

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