Elizabeth City State University & Interfolio

Leading HBCU announces partnership with Faculty Information System creator Interfolio

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA — AUGUST 24, 2020 — Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), ranked in 2020 by U.S. News and World Report as the #3 top public school in the Regional College South, today announced its adoption of new technology to manage its academic appointments, reviews, and promotions. 

In partnering with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System, ECSU will digitize its current paper-based processes for faculty promotions, annual reviews of full-time and adjunct faculty, and post-tenure reviews. Faculty will be able to compile and submit materials online, and committee members will be able to review all of the appropriate materials online, enabling business continuity during remote work. Centralized tracking and reporting of these processes also supports ECSU’s accreditation requirements. 

Additionally, Interfolio Lifecycle Management will enable ECSU to manage scholar’s career journeys, including academic appointments and exceptions that might impact timing of various milestones. The management of faculty careers becomes more transparent and easier to track with this digital platform.   

“The timing is right for these types of changes. The global pandemic, in a way, projected us into the future and identified where we want the institution and faculty work to go. I see very little paper looking five years down the road,” states Dr. Farrah Ward, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Elizabeth City State University. “ECSU is excited about the long-term impact of our investment in faculty career management.” 

The modernization of these processes increases efficiency and ease for faculty, which was a key goal for ECSU. Access to data is improved, facilitating various types of reporting. 

“Interfolio champions the valuable contributions of faculty. Our leading Faculty Information System allows faculty to tell their own scholarly story at each important milestone of their careers,” states Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “We are pleased to support ECSU and their forward-looking vision for their campus and faculty.”


Elizabeth City State University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System, offers baccalaureate, professional, and master’s degrees for a diverse student body. ECSU has five core values, including accountability, commitment, excellence, collaboration, and inclusion. With nearly 1,900 students, ECSU offers a quality education at an affordable price preparing graduates for leadership roles and life-long learning.

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 team@interfolio.com.