DePaul University

Leading institution teams with Interfolio to support all stages of the academic journey

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — September 9, 2020 — DePaul University, ranked among the nation’s most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2019, announces today its expansion of faculty technology with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System. With the addition of Interfolio Lifecycle Management to its portfolio, DePaul further supports its faculty with a platform for hiring, review and promotion, activity reporting, and academic appointments.

With the Lifecycle Management module, DePaul gains a professional system of record for its faculty members’ academic appointments, workloads, and professional review timelines. This central faculty affairs technology gives administrators a secure, trusted source to inform decision-making and budget planning. 

“Many existing enterprise systems are not designed for higher education. Interfolio stands apart because of its focus on faculty,” says Alyssa Kupka, Chief of Staff and Senior Associate Vice President at DePaul. “Adopting Lifecycle Management is the last piece in completing our faculty technology ecosystem. Now, our academic data will be organized in Interfolio for all of our major processes rather than inconsistently located across a variety of systems.” 

This past year, DePaul launched faculty hiring and promotion and tenure cases with Interfolio. In addition to streamlining administrative time, these systems allow DePaul to ensure faculty processes align with the institution’s core values of diversity and social justice. For example, all EEO reporting on faculty job applicants will run through the Faculty Search module in the fall, and activity reporting will track diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) faculty work, which can also feed into review cycles. “The flexibility of Interfolio to meet our institutional goals has been critical to its adoption and buy-in on campus,” says Kupka.

“DePaul University immediately understood the vision of the Faculty Information System and how it would be transformational for their campus. With the addition of Lifecycle Management, DePaul realizes this vision, bolstering future institutional success with this investment in faculty,” states Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio.



DePaul is the largest Catholic university in the U.S. with more than 22,000 students and 300+ academic and professional programs. Established in Chicago in 1898, DePaul continues to strengthen what makes it unique: respected academics, real-world knowledge, and a commitment to social responsibility, all informed by the place it calls home — the multicultural city of Chicago. The university’s distinctive mission establishes a strong foundation of inclusive liberal-arts education, religious pluralism, and social justice — responsibilities that endure in the life of the university today. More at


Conceived by academics for academics, Interfolio is an education technology company headquartered in Washington, DC, USA and in Cambridge, England, UK. Founded in 1999, Interfolio operates the acclaimed Faculty Information System for colleges and universities, the Researchfish impact assessment platform for funders and research organizations, and the widely used Dossier service for individual scholars. Over 300 clients based in 15 countries choose Interfolio’s technology for hiring and recruitment, academic appointments and timelines, activity data reporting, faculty reviews and promotions, and research impact analysis. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and advancement, administrative leadership, and beyond. For more information about Interfolio, please contact or visit