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Are Adjunct Appointments Harming Higher Ed?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. National discussion of employment issues and wage fairness has placed a spotlight on a contentious area within higher education: the growing reliance on adjunct appointments and the shrinking number of tenure-track faculty positions at many institutions. In August, a pair of commentaries published […]

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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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Writing Tenure Letters: A Guide for External Reviewers

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Whether or not to award tenure to a faculty member is an important question that requires detailed analysis by the candidate’s peers and superiors. In order to compile a robust and objective profile of the candidate, many universities solicit recommendation letters from academics […]

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Busy Season at Interfolio!

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Usually “busy season” refers to the dreaded time of the year for tax professionals. Well, Interfolio deals with numbers too! During our busy season, when scholars are applying for jobs and we are helping them send and quality check their applications, those numbers can teeter off into the thousands. We see thousands of documents from […]

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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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A Change to Official Transcripts

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This fall, Interfolio is focused on making the application process easier for applicants, and you can see the improvements already. We started by improving the process of requesting and attaching letters to your application, but we’re not stopping there. We’ve just released our next major improvement to the submission of transcripts. Here’s how it used […]

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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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New ByCommittee Template Feature and Agile Development

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If you’re a ByCommittee Promotion & Tenure user and have been setting up new case after new case for reviews at your institution, then you’re in luck. We just made that process much simpler with the addition of easy-to-use templates for setting up future promotion, tenure, or review cases. The ability to create a template […]

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The Benefits of Faculty e-Portfolios — Implications for FACULTY180

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. When Karen Hoelscher, professor of education at Western Washington University, decided to create an electronic portfolio to support a recent post-tenure review, she knew that she didn’t have all of the technology skills necessary to complete such a project. So she turned to […]

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Is It Time To Revamp Faculty Academic Portfolios?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. We ran across a topic from 2008 that still has relevance today for higher education.  The discussion centered around the idea that institutions in higher education need to implement new and standardized academic portfolios to evaluate faculty performance.  This was the conclusion reached […]

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