Eighteen Months of Research Key to Dramatic Efficiency Gains
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2014 — Interfolio, the leading provider of technological solutions and services for scholars, today launched the world’s first online platform for promotion and tenure committees. The platform—ByCommittee Promotion and Tenure (P&T)— raises the efficiency, transparency, and consistency of promotion and tenure reviews to unprecedented benchmarks.
“The concept of tenure is a proud and significant part of faculty life, but its review process has grown corroded and counter-productive,” said Interfolio CEO Steve Goldenberg. “To save the tradition of the tenure review, we knew we’d have to rebuild it from the inside out.”
ByCommittee P&T, an extension of Interfolio’s popular ByCommittee platform, is the latest realization of Interfolio’s fifteen-year mission: to create technological solutions and services that bring efficiency, balance, and autonomy to the lives of scholars—with institutional and legal compliance built-in.
“After the success of ByCommittee Faculty Search, we immediately turned our attention to the frustrations endemic in promotion and tenure committees,” said Goldenberg. “The Interfolio team spent over 18 months working side-by-side with committee chairs, senior administrators, and candidates to uncover every pain point and potential hindrance to the promotion and tenure review process.”
[…] An astonishingly more effective, efficient, and intuitive answer to one of higher education’s most time-consuming problems.
According to Goldenberg, “With that knowledge in hand, we reengineered the entire process, from the ground up, creating an astonishingly more effective, efficient, and intuitive answer to one of higher education’s most time-consuming problems.”
Today, with ByCommittee P&T, nearly all aspects of the promotion and tenure review process can be customized and streamlined. For example:
- University leadership and departments can customize packet requirements and case review steps.
- Committees can supplement packets with summary statements and external evaluations.
- Individual committee members can review materials online—anytime, anywhere.
- Candidates can have peace of mind knowing that packets move securely and efficiently through each step of the paperless review process.
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 www.interfolio.com to learn more.