Designed for Higher Education Faculty and Staff Search, ByCommittee Enables Comprehensive and Efficient Candidate Decisions

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2012 — Interfolio, a leading provider of higher education applications and credential management solutions for institutions, organizations and candidates, today announced Interfolio ByCommittee, a secure online solution that helps higher education search committees manage the candidate evaluation workflow and selection process.

By automating the complex, largely manual search process and going beyond traditional applicant tracking system workflows, Interfolio ByCommittee provides higher education organizations with the ability to quickly select the best and most diverse faculty and staff members while aligning with consistent and compliant evaluation and selection practices. The solution facilitates a cohesive experience built for committee-based application and evaluation decisions and works alongside existing HR systems while preserving department autonomy.

“We chose Interfolio ByCommittee to help us broaden our pool of potential faculty candidates by giving us more time to focus on quality and diversity without the burden of manually collecting materials,” said Alison Byerly, provost of Middlebury College. “Using ByCommittee has not only helped us become more efficient, it has encouraged our search committees to recruit a broad range of candidates without worrying about receiving ‘too many’ applications.”

By using Interfolio ByCommittee, institution-level administrators can securely review applications online and track all searches in progress across the organization, including proactively managing EEO compliance and reporting. Administrators can communicate the status of applications and positions with ease, while maintaining legal requirements and avoiding litigation.

In addition to Middlebury College, College of the Holy Cross, Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers University and Siena College, among others, are already using Interfolio ByCommittee.

“At Interfolio, we are committed to helping higher education organizations recruit and select the best faculty and staff,” said Steve Goldenberg, CEO of Interfolio. “Until now, there’s been a gaping hole in the search committee process as institutions have been bogged down by antiquated processes. We developed ByCommittee to help them efficiently review and collaborate on candidate materials online, while adhering to committee procedures, institution best practices and legal guidelines.”

Interfolio ByCommittee requires minimal set up and training and can be configured to use institutional single sign-on.

Serving the needs of higher education candidates for 13 years, Interfolio has improved the confidential letter of recommendation writing experience for more than 300,000 faculty, staff and administrators and now supports institutions and organizations focused on building a competitive and desirable staff and faculty.

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About Interfolio
Interfolio is on a mission to create inspired user-centric products focused on solving large, evolving problems in higher education. ByCommittee™ is the first administrative enterprise SaaS solution to facilitate academic decision support and provide an engine for intelligent decision making in higher education. Visit to learn more.

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