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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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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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Fulfillment + Customer Support= Scholar Services!

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When you think of mergers, what do you think of? You probably imagine two huge establishments making agreements over millions of dollars. The merge between the Fulfillment and Customer Support departments at Interfolio is slightly different. In my current role, I’m a Scholar Advocate. Before the merge I worked as part of the Fulfillment team […]

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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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Does Tenure Shield Incompetence?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Many faculty leaders at institutions around the country believe that tenure shields incompetent professors from dismissal, according to a study published earlier this year. John M. Rothgeb, Jr., a professor of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio,  undertook the study in […]

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New Feature: Auto-Attach Letters of Recommendation

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If you’ve submitted an application through Interfolio’s ByCommittee—that is, you’ve sent materials to an institution receiving applications through Interfolio, rather than another system for job postings—you probably noticed that there are quite a few steps involved in attaching your recommendation letters to your application. Maybe more steps than you first realized. Prior to today, a […]

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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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How to Reduce Bias in the Tenure System?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. The traditional system of evaluating faculty candidates for tenure is outdated and subject to numerous biases, according to an essay by KerryAnn O’Meara. The essay suggests that the tenure evaluation system be expanded to include more diverse groups of reviewers and new kinds […]

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Answers to Your Questions about Heartbleed

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We know many of our clients are concerned about internet security after learning about the Heartbleed bug last week. Our engineering team provided the following statement outlining Interfolio’s response to the bug: Interfolio is secured against the internet security vulnerability known as “Heartbleed.” The Heartbleed bug affects the OpenSSL framework used by many websites to […]

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