The University of Houston’s Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts invests in new technology to curate and report on faculty achievements, launches partnership with faculty information system Interfolio
HOUSTON, TX – June 18, 2019 – The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, part of the University of Houston, today announced a new partnership with Interfolio to provide robust reporting capabilities for its faculty activities, providing the college with unprecedented insight into faculty needs.
Interfolio’s Faculty Activity Reporting module will provide a new system of record and will centralize faculty activity reporting into one digital hub, replacing the college’s previous tools. The need for specific technology to support the college’s faculty became apparent after the McGovern College of the Arts was founded in 2016, uniting the performing and visual arts at the University of Houston.
The new platform will provide faculty a streamlined experience of activity reporting, which can often be a burdensome process that distracts from teaching, research, and service. Interfolio was selected by McGovern College of the Arts due to the platform’s user-friendly interface, flexibility with file types and sizes, and brand recognition.
“Our faculty are not only the drivers of the intellectual life of the institution, but also key to the success of our students. Investing in faculty success and development enables us to capture all of the unique teaching and scholarly accomplishments of our college faculty, understand their needs as educators, and devote resources where they are needed most,” said Beckham Dossett, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the McGovern College of the Arts. “Historically, we had to rely on faculty reporting systems that were outdated and not designed to accommodate the creative work of performing and visual artists. We had to find a new way.”
“Today’s faculty members are shouldering complex responsibilities like never before. Institutions need every tool at their disposal to champion the faculty workforce and empower them with the time and technology to focus on academic and teaching passions,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “We’re delighted to help the University of Houston’s McGovern College of the Arts showcase their faculty accomplishments to the campus, greater Houston, and the broader arts community.”
About the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston is a dynamic home of creativity and collaboration in one of America’s most artistically vibrant and culturally diverse cities. Bringing together the performing and visual arts entities at the University of Houston, the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts has the ability to harness the power of the arts to ultimately impact our world. Our award-winning, internationally-distinguished faculty provides top-quality instruction to the talented, emerging student artists from more than thirty programs of study. The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts seeks to positively impact the community and to empower our students to use their talents to change the world. For more information, please visit http://www.uh.edu/kgmca/.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is an education technology company based in Washington, DC, and offers the first holistic faculty information system to support the full lifecycle of faculty work—encompassing job seeking, professional accomplishment (in teaching, research, and service), evaluation success (in reviews, tenure, promotion, sabbatical), and beyond. All Interfolio software applications focus on faculty, with workflow tools to support shared governance processes; activity reporting solutions that support accreditation, decision making, and data analytics; and consumer offerings that provide portable, private dossier collection and curation for sharing with academics and others. Working with over 250 clients, Interfolio leads with vision and innovation, always focused on advancing faculty and their institutions. For more information about Interfolio, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.