Upcoming Webinar: Academic Hiring and Promotion Worldwide

Featuring London Business School + American University of Paris

April 22, 2021 / 11 AM EDT (US) / 5 PM Central European Summer Time

Please join us for a virtual presentation about more effectively and equitably managing academic employment workflows, especially hiring and promotion. We’ll speak with two global universities about their challenges and outcomes of adopting Interfolio to manage such processes.

As American University of Paris and London Business School have seen with regard to their academic recruitment experience, Interfolio takes a distinctive scholar-centric approach. Interfolio gives both academics and professional staff a familiar, consistent experience throughout both the hiring and evaluation/promotion experiences.

In addition to hearing from AUP and LBS, you will be privy to a brief demonstration of the Interfolio modules for hiring and for promotion/evaluation. In these areas, the multi-module Interfolio Faculty Information System benefits universities with:

  • More efficient academic evaluation workflows
  • More equitable and transparent academic employment practices
  • Better supported scholar development
  • And more

What you’ll learn

By using Interfolio to manage the hiring of new academics and as a workflow for promotional processes, our client guests have gained:

  • Significant efficiencies while mirroring human resources’ processes, leading to a streamlined process for both applicants and hiring committees
  • A consistent, secure, digital environment to manage faculty promotions and reviews instead of a complex, paper-based workflow
  • Greater clarity and ease for prospective instructors/researchers who are considering or applying to academic positions at the institution

Our client guests

Siân Smith | Assistant Director, Faculty HR | Research and Faculty Office

London Business School

Sinead Foley | Executive Assistant to the Provost

The American University of Paris


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated 2020 edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

On-Demand Webinar: Faculty Affairs and Academic Reviews During COVID: Advice for Going Digital (in partnership with AASCU)

Faculty and academic affairs personnel showed resilience and innovation in 2020.

Panelists from Elizabeth City State University (N.C.), San Francisco State University, and University of Wisconsin-Platteville discussed how their institution’s faculty evaluations were affected by COVID and how technology, including Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure platform, helped keep these important processes equitable and on track.

The panelists answered questions such as:

  • How have institutions balanced the needs of faculty and administrators?
  • What process changes made during the pandemic might become the new normal?

Also hear innovative ways institutions use the software for other workflow- and committee-driven processes during COVID and beyond.

This Webinar was recorded on April 7, 2021 at 2pm EST


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

On-Demand Panel: Maximizing Faculty Data with a Faculty Information System

Watch the panel discussion for global and institutional views of faculty impact.

Representatives from University of Toledo and Kings College London share their perspectives.

Universities have access to a wealth of data about the work of scholars—but how can that data be actionable and beneficial to both the faculty and the institution? How can a faculty information system that focuses on a full picture of faculty contributions and development—research, teaching, grants, committee work, innovation—most productively fuel research collaboration and public research profiles?

Jonathan Grant discusses research impact from a global viewpoint. Grant is the Founding Director of Different Angles, senior advisor to Researchfish, professor of public policy at King’s College London, and author of the forthcoming book The New Power University.

Elissa Falcone, an Academic Project Manager, shares a case study on how The University of Toledo tracks and reports scholarship, teaching, and service to support faculty and institutional goals. The discussion explores what a faculty information system-centered approach to RIM entails.


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

On-Demand Digital Roundtable: East Stroudsburg University + University of North Carolina, Pembroke

How Modern Universities Manage Faculty Evaluations

Interfolio is different from conventional data/workflow technologies due to its “full lifecycle” approach to your faculty members’ time at your institution. 

In addition to flexible evaluation workflows that eliminate hours of administrative work, ensure compliance with policies, and give faculty clarity, Interfolio helps universities:

  • Anticipate future faculty milestones and eligibility
  • See a visual representation of all faculty career paths (both expected and actual)
  • Easily document, confirm, and compare faculty employment agreements
  • Hire faculty and report on recruitment data
  • Easily collect and report on reliable faculty activity data

About our client guests

We were thrilled to speak with Dr. William Bajor, Director Graduate & Extended Studies and Dr. Rob Smith (AVP) at East Stroudsburg University and Dr. Scott Billingsley, Professor of History and Associate Provost at University of North Carolina, Pembroke about how they have improved faculty evaluations at their institutions. Both of these institutions have joined the growing number of colleges and universities that run faculty evaluations and other workflows through the Interfolio platform.

We discussed aspects like:

  • How Interfolio alleviates the administrative burden required to conduct faculty evaluation cases properly and equitably
  • What kinds of new information and transparency around faculty career development these universities have gained by using Interfolio
  • Why an effective faculty evaluations technology has become a new requirement for modern universities of all sizes

We also provided a short product demonstration to better understand the Interfolio module approach.

This Digital Roundtable was recorded on March 25, 2021


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated 2020 edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

Leading business school announces partnership with Interfolio

Coral Gables, FL  — March 4, 2021 — The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School today announced the adoption of Interfolio, provider of the leading Faculty Information System, for faculty activity and advancement reporting. Using the Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure and Faculty Activity modules will create a consistent process and user-friendly platform for faculty to showcase their accomplishments and incorporate their vitae into academic reviews.

“We, like many institutions, are in the midst of a digital transformation. Supporting faculty work is a key reason for this evolution—we must shift our manual, paper-based processes for advancement and activity reporting to be digital and automated,” stated Zheng Fan, Executive Director of Information Technology at Miami Herbert Business School. “Interfolio offers a centralized system for faculty to collect and maintain their teaching, publications, grants, and service and make this data actionable for reviews and promotion.”

With this new technology, the School will overhaul its faculty reporting process, increasing efficiency for both administrators and faculty. Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting will make possible data analytics and reporting on faculty research, service, and teaching. Additionally, integration with academic and bibliographic sources will eliminate manual data entry while increasing data accuracy. Lastly, the collaborative features will allow faculty to expand their networks and search for colleagues with shared research interests.

The adoption of Interfolio’s platform will streamline faculty advancement with a system designed for committees and shared governance. This software supports the faculty by saving administrative work and increasing transparency.

“We are pleased to enable the University of Miami Herbert Business School in their digital transformation, providing innovative technology to modernize their processes and deliver measurable impact to their organization,” stated Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio.

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ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PATTI AND ALLAN HERBERT BUSINESS SCHOOL

Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami brings together an outstanding faculty, the best and brightest students, first-class facilities, and a curriculum that integrates theory with real-world experiential learning. It is a globally recognized institution with 47,000 alumni worldwide, students from 80 countries, and faculty from 30 countries. Miami Herbert Business School leading business school, offering undergraduate business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS, Ph.D., and non-degree executive education programs. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Miami, the School is located in a major hub of international trade and commerce and acclaimed for the global orientation and diversity of its faculty, students, and curriculum. The School delivers its programs at its main campus in Coral Gables, as well as at locations across Florida and abroad. For more information, visit www.bus.miami.edu

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

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 or visit www.interfolio.com

Scripps Research launches partnership with Faculty Information System Interfolio to support faculty and administration

LA JOLLA, CALIF. — February 25, 2021 — Scripps Research, recognized by Nature as the top nonprofit scientific institute in the United States, today announced the launch of a new platform to modernize the review and promotion experience for faculty and administrators and fully capture and share faculty members’ achievements and impact. Through a partnership with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System, Scripps Research faculty and administrators will now have access to a single, centralized platform built specifically to support academic career advancement and activity reporting.

“Supporting the career advancement of Scripps Research faculty is not only a commitment to their individual success, but also an investment in the contributions they make to life-saving medical research and the well-being and longevity of people all over the world,” said Dr. James Williamson, executive vice president of research and academic affairs at Scripps Research. “By growing our existing partnership with Interfolio, we have powerful new tools to support and engage faculty during every phase of their careers.”

The institute will use Interfolio to conduct each employee’s annual review, including more than 110 teaching and research faculty members at its southern California and Florida campuses. Promotion and review committee members can now review applicants’ materials within the Interfolio platform, allowing them to more efficiently and quickly read the necessary documents. Scripps Research administrators can collect data as these reviews are conducted, providing the institution’s board, leadership and funders with insight into the research activities and impact of its faculty. 

With Interfolio’s Faculty Activity Reporting module, Scripps further invests in faculty, creating a central hub of data that allows individual scholars to share their research stories and activities, while powering data insights and accreditation at the institution level. Use of the Interfolio Data Service will provide an efficient process for faculty to input and validate their publication data and also allow seamless addition of this data to their individual profiles.

Since 2015, Scripps has streamlined their faculty hiring with Interfolio’s Faculty Search module, which allows for a user-friendly applicant experience for incoming faculty and provides collaborative capabilities for hiring committees. 

Among the world’s top contributors to biomedical research, Scripps Research faculty have produced over 1,100 patents, created nine FDA-approved drugs that are benefitting millions of people around the world, and earned $267 million in federal and state grant funding. Using Interfolio, administrators can seamlessly collect faculty members’ research accomplishments and other relevant information during the review and promotion processes, streamlining the review process while maintaining the institute’s existing workflows.

“We are honored to be working with Scripps Research in supporting their faculty who truly have a global impact—from their daily contributions in research that ultimately lead to groundbreaking scientific innovations in health and medicine,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Through this expanded engagement with Scripps Research, we are working hand-in-hand with one of the world’s most accomplished research institutions to unlock the full potential of faculty.”

ABOUT SCRIPPS RESEARCH

Scripps Research is a leading nonprofit biomedical research institute whose faculty and graduate students have made major advances in basic science and significant contributions to the development of new medicines. Scripps Research has a top ten ranked graduate program (U.S. News & World Report) and is ranked #1 in the world for scientific innovation by the leading science journal Nature. The unique structure of Scripps Research merges foundational studies in biology, chemistry and computer science with translational science to produce the next generation of drugs and advances in digital and precision medicine. Scientists in the institute’s five academic research departments work hand-in-hand with researchers at Calibr, its drug discovery division. Scripps Research’ mission is to train the next generation of scientific leaders, expand the frontiers of human knowledge, and accelerate the development of new medicines to improve lives around the planet.

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

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 or visit www.interfolio.com.

Top-ranked institution announces new partnership with faculty information system Interfolio

Oxford, UK  — February 11, 2021 — Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, ranked first in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, today announced its partnership with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System. The adoption of Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure module will give faculty and administrators access to a single digital platform for facilitating annual reviews. 

With this new technology, Saïd Business School administrators and faculty can prepare and share candidate materials and solicit letters of recommendation, including those from external reviewers. This digitally streamlined approach decreases administrative work and increases faculty time for teaching, student mentoring, and research. 

“At Saïd, we have a continuous improvement mentality,” stated Anne-Marie McBrien, Director of Faculty Services at Saïd Business School. “Combined with the impact of COVID and staff vacancies, the need to be administratively efficient has never been higher.”

Interfolio’s platform will improve the experience for faculty and administrators as they will have continuous role-protected digital access to their data and documents. Additionally, faculty accomplishments will live in perpetuity in their Dossier, which will be reusable and portable. 

“Our faculty are highly influential world leaders in their field. Their research and intellectual property is their personal brand, and we need the review of this work to be confidential, secure and modern,” stated Mark Bramwell, Chief Information Officer at Saïd Business School. “We needed a best in class solution to add to our IT portfolio that was robust, scalable and secure. That solution was Interfolio.”

With Interfolio, confidentiality and data security is maintained throughout the review process, mitigating risks of data leakage and breach, whilst adhering to GDPR and supporting the School’s Cyber Essentials Certification. 

“We know that top leaders in academia and their institutions require the most effective technology that supports their distinguished scholars researchers,” commented CEO of Interfolio, Andrew Rosen. “Saïd Business School is an innovative institution, and we are excited to partner with them to streamline the academic’s experience and support their goal of prioritizing teaching and world class research.” 

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ABOUT SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Saïd Business School is a young, vibrant and entrepreneurial business school deeply embedded in the world’s most prestigious university. Saïd Business School delivers cutting-edge education and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice and society. Saïd Business School educates people for successful business careers and, as a community, seeks to harness our collective expertise and knowledge to help tackle and solve pressing world scale issues such as demographic change, natural resource scarcity, and technological challenges. 

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

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 or visit www.interfolio.com

International college announces partnership with Interfolio

Kuwait City, Kuwait — February 4, 2021 — Kuwait University’s College of Engineering and Petroleum today announced its adoption of new technology to manage its faculty promotions. Working with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System, and its module for faculty advancement, Kuwait University will automate manual workflows, reducing the administrative burden on both faculty and staff members.

“Transitioning faculty reviews to an easy-to-use digital system increases efficiency and security,” states Maytham Safar, Head of the Promotion Committee at the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University. “We are pleased to join global peers in adopting Interfolio.”

Changing to Interfolio’s online platform enables the college to standardize and make clear the review and promotion process across departments. Additionally, using Interfolio increases the security and confidentiality of candidates’ review materials during and after the process, eliminating the need for multiple copies, folders, and physical storage space.

“Colleges and universities are increasingly turning to digital solutions to streamline historically cumbersome processes for faculty and administrators,” states Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “With this technology, Kuwait University is further enabling trustworthy and transparent review processes and freeing up time for the essential work of faculty—research, service, and teaching.”

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ABOUT KUWAIT UNIVERSITY

Kuwait University (KU) was established in October 1966, originally including the College of Science, the College of Arts, the College of Education, and the College for Women. The university is the state’s first public institution of higher education and research.

The university aims to preserve and transmit knowledge through scholarship and encourage innovation and development in the arts and the sciences. It comprises 17 colleges offering 91 undergraduate programs and 82 graduate programs.

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

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 or visit www.interfolio.com

On-Demand Webinar: How Georgetown Streamlined Faculty Hiring with Seamless Integrations

Learn how a leading institution is maximizing integrations to streamline faculty searches

Georgetown University has been an Interfolio partner for over five years, and has long been an innovative leader in modernizing various faculty processes. Georgetown leverages Interfolio Faculty Search to recruit top talent and facilitate committee reviews within a user-friendly platform. Like many institutions, Georgetown conducts other aspects of searches such as budgeting and approval through an Enterprise Resource Planning system like Workday. 

In this webinar, Georgetown will demonstrate the following outcomes of adopting Interfolio:
  1. A consistent process for candidates and departments
  2. Uniform data collection for applicants and committees
  3. Compliance with EEO and Demographic Reporting
  4. Increased efficiency by saving time on transfers of information
  5. How easy Interfolio is to use for applicants and search committees

Featuring

Emily Fitzgerald

Georgetown University
HCM Senior Business Analyst
University Information Services

Charlie Leonhardt

Georgetown University
Director of Online Initiatives and Innovation University Information Services


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated 2020 edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

Texas A&M University System institution partners with Interfolio

STEPHENVILLE, TX — January 28, 2021 — Tarleton State University, part of the Texas A&M University system, adopts Faculty Search and Review, Tenure and Promotion modules from Interfolio, provider of the leading Faculty Information System. With this new platform, faculty, applicants, and administrators benefit from consistent, digital workflows. 

“As we look to strategically recruit faculty and increase faculty diversity, we realized we needed a system designed for academia, and Faculty Search meets that need,” stated Diane Taylor, Associate Provost of Curriculum Assessment and Faculty Affairs at Tarleton State. “Our manual process for review, promotion and tenure—first on paper, then as PDFs—was no longer serving us. We needed a digital-first approach to efficiently manage this committee-driven work.”

Tarleton State’s use of Interfolio’s Review, Tenure, and Promotion (RPT) module will streamline the faculty advancement process, eliminating delays and administrative burdens for those involved. Additionally, it will increase consistency and confidentiality with managed access to faculty documents. 

To attract leading faculty, Tarleton State will adopt Faculty Search to ease the application process for candidates and streamline the experience for hiring committees. 

“We are happy to extend our collaboration with the Texas A&M System with this new partnership with Tarleton State University,” stated Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Supporting an institution’s strategic goals—including helping with faculty talent, diversity, and advancement—is our main priority at Interfolio.” 

Questions about the Interfolio implementation should be directed to Dr. Nate Heller (heller@tarleton.edu).

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ABOUT TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY 

With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within seven academic colleges. Tarleton State University provides an academically challenging education where learning is grounded in real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship, and service. As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is rich in history and tradition while being committed to student success and diversity. Tarleton strives to develop moral and ethical thinkers, scholars and leaders who demonstrate civility and integrity, while contributing meaningfully and responsibly to a global society.

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

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 or visit www.interfolio.com