On-Demand: Virtual Roundtable: Driving Faculty and Institutional Success

The last 18 months have created unique difficulties for every industry—and higher education is no exception. Ongoing change is inevitable, and supporting faculty is even more crucial now. Indeed, faculty are at the crux of institutional success, impacting governance, cost, revenue, student success, inclusion, and rank.

So how can you best support their growth and development?

Listen to the conversation with faculty affairs leaders who are using the Faculty Information System to not only make hiring, advancement, and activity reporting simpler, administratively, for their faculty—but also to make a real impact on a faculty member’s career progression.

With additional visibility into the data and their faculty, universities can explore:

  • Is there an equitable service workload across faculty?
  • How to address advancement with regards to research and tenure pauses, especially with the disproportionate effect on women, caretakers, and BIPOC faculty.
  • What are trends in promotions and advancement, and how can mentoring or additional interventions support early career faculty?
  • How to showcase a range of faculty and their research in press and promotional materials.

We gathered for an interactive conversation to hear how the Interfolio platform provides administrators and department chairs data and visibility to support scholars across their career journey.

Hear from: 

Kim Eby |Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs| George Mason University

Cheryl Koos | Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs & Development | CSU Dominguez Hills


What is a Virtual Roundtable?

Interfolio clients shared how our system has enabled positive change and visibility into their faculty advancement processes. Fellow higher education leaders joined us in dialogue—to connect and discuss their best practices, personal examples, and more.

These universities have committed to putting their faculty first. Will you?

  • Boston College
  • University of Michigan
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • John Hopkins University
  • Queen’s University
  • London Business School

We discussed:

  • How the Interfolio product suite can solve your institutions’ unique challenges with regards to faculty career advancement in today’s world
  • Why our partner institutions have chosen to partner with us over other vendors or home grown systems
  • Best practices for change management and faculty system adoption

eBook: Strategic Success with Faculty Activity Reporting

eBook: Supporting Faculty Careers (During COVID-19 and Beyond)

Download the free eBook to understand:

  • What has worked best for colleges and universities that handle faculty affairs processes online
  • Why today may be the right time to rethink faculty development programs and resources
  • How the Interfolio platform is helping your peer universities adapt to changes in the faculty work experience

Perspectives from the Field: An Exclusive Virtual Roundtable

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | Noon–2 PM CT

Join us for thoughtful conversation and networking with Midwest peers who face similar challenges as you. This year continues to bring change, requiring teams to adapt quickly, and of course, navigate processes in an online or hybrid environment. We will come together to learn from each other and look ahead to 2022.

In this virtual roundtable, fellow higher education leaders from your region will discuss best practices and case studies. Then, in small breakout groups, we invite you to connect, ask questions, and share your expertise.

Learn and chat with these faculty affairs leaders: 

Jessica LaGrange| Director of Academic Success | University of Michigan-Dearborn

Rachel Clapp Smith | Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs | Purdue University Northwest

Megan Holder | Associate Director of Assessment Services | Park University


Agenda:

Noon CTWelcome & Introductions
12:15 PM CTRoundtable Discussion
1 PM CTBreakout Sessions
1:45 PM CTClosing Remarks

What is a Virtual Roundtable?

This lunch and learn event brings together higher education leaders to intentionally build a community of practice for faculty affairs. Your experience and insight bring a valuable perspective to the conversation, and we look forward to your participation.

We will discuss:

  • Best practices for faculty activity reporting
  • Best practices for faculty review, promotion and tenure
  • Ideas for change management and faculty adoption

What to expect:

  • An expert panel on faculty data and workflows
  • Engaging conversation with colleagues
  • Access to peers and Interfolio leaders
  • Complimentary lunch, delivered to your door
  • Networking with peers “face to face” (or web camera to web camera, as it were)

Register now:


eBook: Strategic Success with Faculty Activity Reporting

eBook: Strategic Success with Faculty Activity Reporting

Download the free eBook to understand:

  • How faculty activity reporting can enable efficiency between online systems
  • Why today may be the right time to rethink faculty development programs and resources
  • How our platform for faculty activity reporting drove strategic initiatives at:
    • London Business School
    • University of Missouri
    • University of Toledo
    • Xavier University of Louisiana

Perspectives from the Field: An Exclusive Virtual Roundtable

Thursday, June 10, 2021 | Noon–2 PM ET

Join us for thoughtful conversation and networking with peers who face similar challenges as you. How has faculty affairs, and specifically faculty reviews and activity reporting, had to adapt in this past year? How are colleagues looking to evolve in 2021? What can we learn from each other?

In this virtual roundtable, fellow higher education leaders from your region discuss best practices and case studies. Then, in small breakout groups, we invite you to connect, ask questions, and share your expertise.

Learn and chat with faculty leaders, including representatives from Yale University. 

Audrey Bribiescas | Faculty Services Manager | Yale University

Donna McDurfee | Administrative Coordinator of Faculty Affairs | Middlebury College

Phillip Teixeira | Lead Information Technologist | The University of Rhode Island


Agenda:

Noon ETWelcome & Introductions
12:15 PM ETRoundtable Discussion
1 PM ETBreakout Sessions
1:45 PM ETClosing Remarks

What is a Virtual Roundtable?

This lunch and learn event brings together higher education leaders to intentionally build a community of practice for faculty affairs. Your experience and insight bring a valuable perspective to the conversation, and we look forward to your participation.

We will discuss:

  • Best practices for faculty reviews and activity reporting
  • Effects of COVID-19 on faculty technology and processes
  • Ideas for change management and faculty adoption

What to expect:

  • An expert panel on faculty management
  • Engaging conversation with colleagues
  • Access to peers and Interfolio leaders
  • Complimentary lunch, delivered to your door
  • Networking with peers “face to face” (or web camera to web camera, as it were)

Register now:


eBook - Supporting Faculty Careers During COVID-19 and Beyond - Interfolio

eBook: Supporting Faculty Careers (During COVID-19 and Beyond)

Download the free eBook to understand:

  • What has worked best for colleges and universities that handle faculty affairs processes online
  • Why today may be the right time to rethink faculty development programs and resources
  • How the Interfolio platform is helping your peer universities adapt to changes in the faculty work experience

Perspectives from the Field: An Exclusive Virtual Roundtable

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 11 AM–1 PM PT | Noon–2 PM MDT

Join us for thoughtful conversation and networking with peers who face similar challenges as you. How has faculty affairs, and specifically faculty reviews and activity reporting, had to adapt in this past year? How are colleagues looking to evolve in 2021? What can we learn from each other?

In this virtual roundtable, fellow higher education leaders from your region discuss best practices and case studies. Then, in small breakout groups, we invite you to connect, ask questions, and share your expertise.

Learn and chat with these faculty affairs leaders:

Joanna Gregson

Joanna Gregson, Ph.D. | Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs | Pacific Lutheran University

Aneesa McDonald

Aneesa McDonald | Faculty Affairs Specialist | University of Wyoming

About our speakers:

Joanna Gregson, Ph.D. is currently the Provost and SVP for Academic Affairs at Pacific Lutheran University. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology, and as a faculty member, Gregson has taught and conducted research in the areas of deviance, gender, and qualitative research methods.

Aneesa McDonald has a B.A. in Communication from the University of Wyoming.  Aneesa has been in the Provost’s office since 2005 and has been the Faculty Affairs Specialist since 2010.  She serves as the point person for a wide variety of faculty related personnel issues, including the implementation and operation of Interfolio modules at the University of Wyoming.


Agenda:

11 AM PTWelcome & Introductions
11:15 AM PTRoundtable Discussion
12 PM PTBreakout Sessions
12:45 PM PTClosing Remarks

What is a Virtual Roundtable?

This lunch and learn event brings together higher education leaders to intentionally build a community of practice for faculty affairs. Your experience and insight bring a valuable perspective to the conversation, and we look forward to your participation.

We will discuss:

  • Best practices for faculty reviews and activity reporting
  • Effects of COVID-19 on faculty technology and processes
  • Ideas for change management and faculty adoption

What to expect:

  • An expert panel on faculty management
  • Engaging conversation with colleagues
  • Access to peers and Interfolio leaders
  • Complimentary lunch, delivered to your door
  • Networking with peers “face to face” (or web camera to web camera, as it were)


eBook - Supporting Faculty Careers During COVID-19 and Beyond - Interfolio

eBook: Supporting Faculty Careers (During COVID-19 and Beyond)

Download the free eBook to understand:

  • What has worked best for colleges and universities that handle faculty affairs processes online
  • Why today may be the right time to rethink faculty development programs and resources
  • How the Interfolio platform is helping your peer universities adapt to changes in the faculty work experience

Perspectives from the Field: An Exclusive Virtual Roundtable

March 31, 2021 | Noon-2 PM EST

Join us for thoughtful conversation and networking with peers. How has faculty affairs, and specifically faculty reviews and activity reporting, had to adapt in this past year? How are colleagues looking to evolve in 2021? What can we learn from each other?

In this virtual roundtable, fellow higher education leaders from the Southeast region discuss best practices and case studies from their institutions. Then, in small breakout groups, we invite you to share your expertise and challenges around specific topics.

Learn and chat with these faculty affairs leaders:

  • Zheng Fan, Executive Director, Information Technology, University of Miami Herbert Business School
  • Cathi Jenks, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and Associate Professor of Criminology; SACSCOC Liaison, University of West Georgia
  • Bridget Mullaney, Facet Project Team, Office of the Provost, Emory University

Agenda:

Noon ESTWelcome & Introductions
12:15 PM ESTRoundtable Discussion
1 PM ESTBreak
1:15 PM ESTBreakout Sessions
1:45 ESTClosing remarks and feedback

What is a Virtual Roundtable?

This lunch and learn event brings together higher education leaders to intentionally build a community of practice for faculty affairs. Your experience and insight bring a valuable perspective to the conversation, and we look forward to your participation.

We will discuss:

  • Best practices for faculty reviews and activity reporting
  • Effects of COVID-19 on faculty technology and processes
  • Ideas for change management and faculty adoption

What to expect:

  • An expert panel on faculty management
  • Engaging conversation with colleagues
  • Access to peers and Interfolio leaders
  • Complimentary lunch, delivered to your door
  • Networking with peers “face to face” (or web camera to web camera, as it were)


eBook - Supporting Faculty Careers During COVID-19 and Beyond - Interfolio

eBook: Supporting Faculty Careers (During COVID-19 and Beyond)

Download the free eBook to understand:

  • What has worked best for colleges and universities that handle faculty affairs processes online
  • Why today may be the right time to rethink faculty development programs and resources
  • How the Interfolio platform is helping your peer universities adapt to changes in the faculty work experience

On-Demand Webinar: A Modern Online Solution for Academic Review and Promotion Workflows at Larger Institutions

How are you currently managing the essential faculty advancement and workflow processes for promotion and tenure? Many institutions are relying on paper-based systems, piecemeal digital solutions, or a stopgap option such as SharePoint, Google Drive, or Box.

If this sounds familiar, watch our webinar, recorded in August 2021, to hear why you need to consider making a change now so that your institution can achieve its strategic goals and faculty excellence. Plus, our software is chosen by faculty members (and administrative staff) time and time again. 

In this webinar we discuss the following:

  1. How a system for transparent, equitable reviews demonstrates your investment and value of faculty
  2. How Interfolio solves for your unique challenges with its 20 years of expertise working in higher education 
  3. What kinds of new information around faculty career development universities have gained by using Interfolio
  4. Why an effective faculty evaluations technology has become a new requirement for modern universities of all sizes that consider diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives paramount to their success
  5. How Interfolio Professional Services can mitigate and alleviate change management challenges

Why should you partner with Interfolio?

Watch this recording to find out how Interfolio has helped administrators, deans, and faculty evaluation committees to save time, be more focused, and stay consistent in decisions. We’ll also explore why they chose Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure module instead of other vendors or a homegrown system.


Some Interfolio clients with the Review, Promotion, and Tenure module on campus include, among many others:

Carnegie Mellon UniversityUniversity of Arizona
Johns Hopkins UniversityDartmouth College
Texas A & M University-College StationNew York University
DePaul UniversityYale University
Tulane University of LouisianaOberlin College


“One of the most important factors for success in transitioning from a paper-based RTP process to a digital format is supporting the culture change with a product that is intuitive and user-friendly for faculty candidates, committee members, administrators, and support staff.  Because Interfolio is tailored to the needs of faculty and the RTP process and provides superior customer service, we will be able to manage that culture change more easily and realize the benefits of a digital RTP process.”   

Natalie Bersig, Director of Faculty Affairs / California State University, Long Beach

On-Demand: Five Ways Interfolio Supports Academic Recruitment & Hiring

Make the experience better for applicants and hiring committees

What do global universities, individual departments, and graduate program centers have in common?

Well, for one thing, they run their academic recruitment, hiring, and appointments through Interfolio to make an efficient, seamless process for all that are involved.

Watch this free on-demand webinar and moderated Q&A to explore how you add strategic value to your institution with Faculty Search—and, if you have impending deadlines, it is possible to implement and post a position within 14 days with your dedicated Interfolio project manager.


With Faculty Search, your institution will have the leading platform used and preferred by faculty (including 1 million job hunters)—and, the process will be modern and represent your institution well from the job posting through hiring.

Faculty Search:

  • Gives you access to a centralized applicant pool
  • Supports your equity and inclusion efforts
  • Reduces friction for candidates and administrators with efficiencies in workflow
  • Enables data-driven decision-making and insights
  • Bolsters your institution’s recruiting power, reducing the time-to-hire competitive talent

Our acclaimed Services team, supported by our robust Interfolio University courses, will ensure your success, with best practices learned from implementing hundreds of your peers.

“I consider Interfolio the Rolls Royce of customer service.”

Georgia Davidis, Faculty Dossier Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer, Office of the Provost
Haverford College

Find out why almost 200 higher education departments, colleges, universities, and professional organizations use Interfolio to remain competitive in academic hiring and appointments, including:

  • Stanford University
  • Boston College
  • Baylor University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • San Diego State University
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
  • New York Historical Society
  • Emory University
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • And many more!

You’ll learn:

  • What makes the Interfolio approach fundamentally different (and why so many of the world’s most influential institutions use it today)
  • Why higher education leaders choose us to enable their faculty-specific recruiting and hiring needs
  • What specific features and actions can shape your recruitment efforts and diversity on campus
  • How all stakeholders benefit from this modern method—from gathering applications to committees, to senior academic leadership, to professional staff
  • And last but not least—how Interfolio empowers you and the end users to get up and running quickly, efficiently, and with immediate data insights

“Covid required a pivot to a completely online process for application submission and evaluation for our two fellowship positions. Interfolio was the clear choice for our applicants and reviewers. We were quickly trained and had our apps up and ready to open on time. It was easy to track our applicants for each position, to take care of administrative tasks, and review applicant materials. The online training modules were helpful and readily available, while customer support quickly responded to any questions we had. A real life saver for a fast transmission to a wholly online review process!”

Wendy Skidmore, Fellowship Manager
Stanford University

On-Demand Webinar: Managing Faculty Promotion and Tenure Online at Smaller Colleges and Universities

How are you currently managing the essential faculty advancement and workflow processes for promotion and tenure? Many institutions are relying on paper-based systems or a stopgap digital solution with SharePoint, Google Drive, or Box.

If this sounds familiar, watch our on-demand webinar to hear why you need to consider making a change now so that your institution can achieve its strategic goals and faculty excellence.

In this webinar recording we discuss the following:

  1. Faculty are at the core of every initiative in higher education: They generate all the revenue, they are the largest component of cost in the form of academic payroll, they are ultimately responsible for student success, moving diversity and inclusion strategies forward, growing reputation and brand, but most notably influencing rank, and governance
  2. How Interfolio solves for your unique challenges with its 20 years of expertise working in higher education 
  3. How Interfolio alleviates the administrative burden required to conduct faculty evaluation cases properly and equitably
  4. What kinds of new information and transparency around faculty career development universities have gained by using Interfolio
  5. Why an effective faculty evaluations technology has become a new requirement for modern universities of all sizes

Why should you choose Interfolio as a partner?

Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how Interfolio has helped administrators, deans, and faculty evaluation committees save time and collaborate efficiently at many of your peer institutions, some of which are listed below. We’ll also explore why they chose Interfolio’s Interfolio Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) module over other solutions or homegrown systems.

Today over 400 higher education institutions, research funders, and academic organizations based in 15 countries—and over 700,000 active scholars on the job market—use Interfolio’s technology. We understand the big initiatives and can partner with your institutions and teams of all sizes.


Interfolio clients with at least Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) on campus include:

Kentucky State UniversityMeharry Medical College
Winthrop UniversityElizabeth City State University
Swarthmore CollegeGallaudet University
Haverford CollegeJacksonville University (Florida)
California Institute of the ArtsColby College


“Institutions are presented with a lot of options for software. We did not find any other tool that is so faculty focused, and that has tools so well designed for an academic division, like Interfolio. It’s worked out better than we could have imagined to have a product designed with our needs in mind.”

Erin Walsh, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Administration, Bryn Mawr College

On-Demand Webinar: 4 Ways Interfolio Makes Faculty Evaluations More Equitable

Learn How Leading Universities Approach Modern Academic Affairs Management

How do modern universities ensure faculty professional evaluations and academic career advancement are equitable and consistent?

Well, for one thing, they run their faculty evaluations through Interfolio.

Watch our on-demand free webinar and moderated Q&A to find out how the widely acclaimed Interfolio Faculty Information System actively addresses fairness and transparency around faculty evaluations, and see it in action.

This aspect of academic affairs is increasingly viewed as a critical consideration—whether the workflow is annual review, tenure, promotion, or other career moments like sabbaticals. 

Find out why hundreds of the world’s leading universities use Interfolio for their faculty professional reviews, including:

  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • University of Chicago
  • London Business School
  • Emory University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 3 City University of New York (CUNY) Campuses
  • 18 of the 23 California State Universities
  • And many more

You’ll learn:

  • What makes the Interfolio approach fundamentally different (and why so many of the world’s most influential institutions use it today)
  • Which specific features and actions can shape a more equitable faculty review landscape
  • How all stakeholders benefit from this modern method—from faculty being reviewed, to committees, to senior academic leadership, to professional staff

“One of the most important factors for success in transitioning from a paper-based RTP process to a digital format is supporting the culture change with a product that is intuitive and user-friendly for faculty candidates, committee members, administrators, and support staff.  Because Interfolio is tailored to the needs of faculty and the RTP process and provides superior customer service, we will be able to manage that culture change more easily and realize the benefits of a digital RTP process.”   

-Natalie Bersig, Director of Faculty Affairs / California State University, Long Beach

This Webinar was recorded on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated 2020 edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

Interfolio hosted a client-only webinar to address higher education workflow changes and trends we saw among our client partners during COVID-19. Our panel of Interfolio consultants and project managers discussed ways to use your Interfolio modules to track changes and delays you may have experienced because of COVID-19. 

We shared stories and best practices from peers at partner institutions, including the steps they’re taking to manage different processes across campus. We are here as a constant partner in your planning, support, and success. 

If you use Interfolio at your institution, you can find the recording of this April 2020 webinar, as well as specific articles on how to use the platform to track various aspects of COVID-19 impact, in the Interfolio Client Community here. Or else, please contact your Account Manager for assistance.