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Best Practices for Enhancing Information Technology & Faculty Collaboration

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Higher education Information Technology (IT) administrators attending EDUCAUSE 2014 shared best practices used at their schools to enhance collaboration between IT and faculty. The implicit goals of these practices are to enhance communication and the quality of IT decisions.  Practices shared include: using […]

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Top Information Technology Priorities in Higher Education for 2014

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here.   Assisting faculty members in integrating information technology (IT) into their institution was the top IT priority for colleges and universities in 2014, according to survey results discussed by D. Frank Smith in the November 14 edition of EdTech. The annual survey, completed […]

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Promising Tech Tools for Higher Ed

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Up-and-coming technologies hold a lot of promise for students, faculty members, and administrators in higher education. Systems being developed by software companies, as well as some innovations created at academic institutions, offer the potential to help track student advancement, identify issues facing struggling […]

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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

Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio Faculty Search

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

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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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