Upcoming Webinar: A Modern Online Solution for Academic Review and Promotion Workflows for Larger Institutions

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 // 11am ET

How are you currently managing the essential faculty advancement and workflow processes for promotion and tenure? Many institutions are relying on paper-based systems, piecemeal digital solutions, or a stopgap option such as SharePoint, Google Drive, or Box.

If this sounds familiar, join our webinar to hear why you need to consider making a change now so that your institution can achieve its strategic goals and faculty excellence. Plus, our software is chosen by faculty members (and administrative staff) time and time again. 

In this live webinar we’ll discuss the following:

  1. How a system for transparent, equitable reviews demonstrates your investment and value of faculty
  2. How Interfolio solves for your unique challenges with its 20 years of expertise working in higher education 
  3. What kinds of new information around faculty career development universities have gained by using Interfolio
  4. Why an effective faculty evaluations technology has become a new requirement for modern universities of all sizes that consider diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives paramount to their success
  5. How Interfolio Professional Services can mitigate and alleviate change management challenges

Why should you partner with Interfolio?

Join this live, virtual event to find out how Interfolio has helped administrators, deans, and faculty evaluation committees to save time, be more focused, and stay consistent in decisions. We’ll also explore why they chose Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure module instead of other vendors or a homegrown system.


Some Interfolio clients with Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) on campus include, among many others:

Carnegie Mellon UniversityUniversity of Arizona
Johns Hopkins UniversityDartmouth College
Texas A & M University-College StationNew York University
DePaul UniversityYale University
Tulane University of LouisianaOberlin College


“One of the most important factors for success in transitioning from a paper-based RTP process to a digital format is supporting the culture change with a product that is intuitive and user-friendly for faculty candidates, committee members, administrators, and support staff.  Because Interfolio is tailored to the needs of faculty and the RTP process and provides superior customer service, we will be able to manage that culture change more easily and realize the benefits of a digital RTP process.”   

Natalie Bersig, Director of Faculty Affairs / California State University, Long Beach

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Upcoming Webinar: Managing Faculty Promotion and Tenure Online at Smaller Colleges and Universities

Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 11 AM ET

How are you currently managing the essential faculty advancement and workflow processes for promotion and tenure? Many institutions are relying on paper-based systems or a stopgap digital solution with SharePoint, Google Drive, or Box.

If this sounds familiar, join our webinar to hear why you need to consider making a change now so that your institution can achieve its strategic goals and faculty excellence.

In this live webinar we’ll discuss the following:

  1. Faculty are at the core of every initiative in higher education: They generate all the revenue, they are the largest component of cost in the form of academic payroll, they are ultimately responsible for student success, moving diversity and inclusion strategies forward, growing reputation and brand, but most notably influencing rank, and governance
  2. How Interfolio solves for your unique challenges with its 20 years of expertise working in higher education 
  3. How Interfolio alleviates the administrative burden required to conduct faculty evaluation cases properly and equitably
  4. What kinds of new information and transparency around faculty career development universities have gained by using Interfolio
  5. Why an effective faculty evaluations technology has become a new requirement for modern universities of all sizes

Why should you choose Interfolio as a partner?

Join this live, virtual event to find out how Interfolio has helped administrators, deans, and faculty evaluation committees save time and collaborate efficiently at many of your peer institutions, some of which are listed below. We’ll also explore why they chose Interfolio’s Interfolio Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) module over other solutions or homegrown systems.

Today over 400 higher education institutions, research funders, and academic organizations based in 15 countries—and over 700,000 active scholars on the job market—use Interfolio’s technology. We understand the big initiatives and can partner with your institutions and teams of all sizes.


Interfolio clients with at least Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) on campus include:

Kentucky State UniversityMeharry Medical College
Winthrop UniversityElizabeth City State University
Swarthmore CollegeGallaudet University
Haverford CollegeJacksonville University (Florida)
California Institute of the ArtsColby College


“Institutions are presented with a lot of options for software. We did not find any other tool that is so faculty focused, and that has tools so well designed for an academic division, like Interfolio. It’s worked out better than we could have imagined to have a product designed with our needs in mind.”

Erin Walsh, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Administration, Bryn Mawr College

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Private university selects Interfolio platform for streamlined efficiency

Jacksonville, Fla. —July 21, 2021 — Jacksonville University, Northeast Florida’s premier private university, announced today the launch of a new digital platform to enable a standardized and efficient process for faculty annual review, promotion, and tenure decisions.

Jacksonville University is partnering with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System, to implement its Review, Promotion & Tenure module, which will establish digital, standardized faculty evaluation processes across all departments and schools. This investment in innovation is the result of a collaborative effort led by the University’s Faculty Affairs Committee, chaired by Dr. Kimberly Beasley.

Previously, faculty compiled paper documents and completed multiple forms to submit their academic accomplishments. With these cumbersome approaches, the format and scope of materials being reviewed varied widely. A digital platform will ensure consistency and compliance with new campus-wide guidelines, improving efficiency and equity. Additionally, the processes for annual evaluations, tenure, and promotion will be easier and clearer for faculty members, committees, and administrators.

“We wanted a system that enables a consistent, transparent evaluation process for our talented faculty and signals to prospective hires that we have strong faculty-centered software systems in place,” says Dr. Will Miller, Jacksonville University’s Executive Director of Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Strategic Planning. “With this investment in Interfolio, we are supporting our faculty’s success, giving them additional resources and freeing up their time for teaching, research, and service.”

The adoption of this new technology will support Jacksonville University’s accreditation review as well, providing a digital way to execute against the new, systemized standards developed by the Faculty Affairs committee. 

“Our solutions are designed to make life easier for faculty and administrators,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “The more we streamline and simplify administrative tasks for faculty members, the more time they have for what they do best: teaching, advising and research. Empowering faculty this way is especially important at a school like Jacksonville University, which combines a University’s breadth of academic offerings with the close student-faculty interaction of a small college.”

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ABOUT JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

Named one of the Best Regional Universities in the South for more than 15 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida. Founded in 1934, the University offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs, including in-demand degrees in Nursing, Business, Biology and Marine Science, Engineering, Finance, as well as those in the more contemporary and specialized fields of Aviation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Film, Animation, and Sports Business. Jacksonville University, with its four colleges, five schools and two institutes, is located in a beautiful riverfront setting in suburban Jacksonville, across the St. Johns River from downtown and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 240-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.

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

Leading institutions will discuss equity, data ethics, and faculty information systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 14, 2021 — Interfolio, creator of the first Faculty Information System, will host its Interfolio Virtual Summit from Thursday, July 15, to Friday, July 16, 2021. 

In its third year, this event brings together faculty affairs leaders from over 300 colleges and universities around the world for thought leadership, networking, and informative sessions, to build a robust and evolving community of practice for the field. 

Centered around the theme “Advancing the Academic Community: Empowering Scholars to Achieve Institutional Success,” the Summit will address multiple topics relating to the relationship between faculty and institutional success, including — 

  • advancing strategic goals with a faculty information system; 
  • streamlining insights into faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 
  • the social purpose of higher education in the 21st century.

“Each year, the Interfolio Virtual Summit helps faculty affairs leaders learn from one another about useful practices and approaches for supporting faculty development,” says Andrew Rosen, CEO at Interfolio. “This year, we’re particularly excited to include a variety of sessions that provide both a high-level view of higher education goals and detailed discussion of technology and strategies for supporting faculty and institutional success.”

Featured sessions include —

  • “Moving to Outcomes: Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives” with speakers from Stony Brook University, Dartmouth University, Colorado College, and Gettysburg College; 
  • “Principles of Data Ethics in Higher Education and Why it Matters” with scholars from Universiteit Brussel, New York University, and Tulane University;
  • “HBCU Leaders in Conversation” with panelists from Kentucky State University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University; 
  • “Contemporary Uses and Configurations of Faculty Activity Reporting” with panelists from Bowling Green State University, The Scripps Research Institute, and Columbia University; and 
  • “Achieving Strategic Goals with a Faculty Information System” with speakers from Meharry Medical College, California State University-Fullerton, and DePaul University.

“The Virtual Summit is a welcome opportunity to share our story and learn from our peers,” says Dr. Allysceaeioun Britt, Interim Vice President in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development and Assistant Professor for the Division of Public Health Practice, at Meharry Medical College. “I look forward to hearing about others’ experiences and successes in weathering the storm of the pandemic and preparing for a return to normal campus life in the fall.”

The Summit will be available to watch as a real-time broadcast, with select sessions available on-demand afterward. Summit registration is open to the Interfolio community, free of charge. 

The full agenda of the Interfolio Virtual Summit is now available. A listing of all the Summit’s sessions follows.

  • Keynote Address: “Beyond Recruiting…Retaining Underrepresented Minoritized Faculty & Graduate Students: First Understand the Barriers, then Dismantle Them” with Dr. Ebony O. McGee, an Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
  • “How to Successfully Lead Change Management and Faculty Adoption Initiatives” with panelists from New York University and George Mason University
  • “Stories from the Field: Managing Interfolio Long-Term” with presenters from Interfolio
  • “Documenting Personnel Processes and Increasing User Adoption” with speakers from Arizona State University
  • “Moving to Outcomes: Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives” with speakers from Stony Brook University, Dartmouth University, Colorado College, and Gettysburg College
  • “Harnessing APIs to Streamline Faculty Hiring with Seamless Integrations” with panelists from Georgetown University
  • “Achieving Strategic Goals with a Faculty Information System” with speakers from Meharry Medical College, California State University-Fullerton, and DePaul University
  • “Contemporary Uses and Configurations of Faculty Activity Reporting” with panelists from Bowling Green State University, The Scripps Research Institute, and Columbia University
  • “Streamlining Insights with Reportable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Activities” with Emory University
  • “The Interfolio Product Roadmap in 2021 and Beyond” with panelists from Interfolio
  • “Maximizing Efficiency with Creative Uses of Review, Promotion & Tenure” with speakers from Elizabeth City State University
  • “HBCU Leaders in Conversation” with panelists from Kentucky State University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University
  • “The New Power University: The Social Purpose of Higher Education in the 21st Century” with Interfolio’s CEO Andrew Rosen and Professor Jonathan Grant, Senior Advisor to Interfolio UK and a Professor of Public Policy at King’s College London
  • “Principles of Data Ethics in Higher Education and Why It Matters” with presenters from Universiteit Brussel, New York University, and Tulane University
  • “Using the Interfolio API for Greater Flexibility in Review, Promotion & Tenure” with a presenter from the University of Pennsylvania

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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 business school implements Interfolio to recruit leading academic talent  

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China —July 7, 2021 — Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS), a graduate-level business school in Shenzhen, China, announced today that it is adopting the Faculty Search platform offered by Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System. 

Using the Faculty Search module, institutions can publish a publicly accessible landing page for each faculty position and list them all on a clean, searchable, auto-generated job board. In addition, the platform enables an online electronic workflow for the whole academic recruitment process, including applications and committee review. The cloud-based software also ensures that letters are kept confidential and that diversity data is collected and can be reported.

“Before adopting Faculty Search, academic recruitment was a time-consuming process in which we did everything manually,” says Alice Yun, who coordinates faculty and staff recruitment at PHBS. “Relying on email and Excel to track hundreds of applications was difficult, and we had to hire teaching assistants to help. But with Faculty Search, we’ve saved so much time.”

Additionally, Yun cited how critical it was that Interfolio is well known and trusted by international applicants, since PHBS is the most internationalized Chinese national business school.

“When you’re competing for top tier international scholars, and you are using historic manual hiring processes, we have found that institutions are at great risk of losing great candidates to institutions that move faster using streamlined digital capabilities,” explains Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Faculty Search makes academic recruitment simple and efficient, so that institutions can find strong candidates, make a great first impression and move quickly to build strong academic teams.”

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ABOUT PEKING UNIVERSITY HSBC BUSINESS SCHOOL

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was founded in 2004 with the vision to advance Peking University’s involvement in global economics, finance, and management research. Located in Shenzhen, PHBS brings Peking University’s historical presence and first-tier business education programs to the country’s south and benefits from the dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit of the thriving city.

PHBS currently offers a doctoral program, specialized master’s programs, an MBA program, an executive MBA program, and numerous executive development programs. With internationalization as its goal, PHBS has been accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EFMD, and taken a bold step by opening a new campus in Oxfordshire, England.

As the most internationalized China-national business school, PHBS offers about 130 graduate level business courses per year, taught in English. 80 full-time international and Chinese faculty have earned their PhDs from top institutions. All of your classmates, 95% of whom are Chinese nationals, are fluent in English and have graduated from the top universities in China. As such, students can take advantage of our highly internationalized campus.

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: 4 Ways Interfolio Makes Faculty Evaluations More Equitable

Learn How Leading Universities Approach Modern Academic Affairs Management

How do modern universities ensure faculty professional evaluations and academic career advancement are equitable and consistent?

Well, for one thing, they run their faculty evaluations through Interfolio.

Watch our on-demand free webinar and moderated Q&A to find out how the widely acclaimed Interfolio Faculty Information System actively addresses fairness and transparency around faculty evaluations, and see it in action.

This aspect of academic affairs is increasingly viewed as a critical consideration—whether the workflow is annual review, tenure, promotion, or other career moments like sabbaticals. 

Find out why hundreds of the world’s leading universities use Interfolio for their faculty professional reviews, including:

  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • University of Chicago
  • London Business School
  • Emory University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 3 City University of New York (CUNY) Campuses
  • 18 of the 23 California State Universities
  • And many more

You’ll learn:

  • What makes the Interfolio approach fundamentally different (and why so many of the world’s most influential institutions use it today)
  • Which specific features and actions can shape a more equitable faculty review landscape
  • How all stakeholders benefit from this modern method—from faculty being reviewed, to committees, to senior academic leadership, to professional staff

“One of the most important factors for success in transitioning from a paper-based RTP process to a digital format is supporting the culture change with a product that is intuitive and user-friendly for faculty candidates, committee members, administrators, and support staff.  Because Interfolio is tailored to the needs of faculty and the RTP process and provides superior customer service, we will be able to manage that culture change more easily and realize the benefits of a digital RTP process.”   

-Natalie Bersig, Director of Faculty Affairs / California State University, Long Beach

This Webinar was recorded on Wednesday, June 23, 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

On-Demand Virtual Forum – Leaders in Academic Affairs: the Power of Data

Institutional leaders, on a global scale, are faced with the challenge of prioritizing various institutional goals on a set budget. In an increasingly digital world, a Faculty Information System (FIS) is becoming higher education’s imperative to save faculty time and reduce administrative burden. One data-driven focus area of the FIS by Interfolio is robust reporting for internal and external needs—like accreditation— supporting institutional leaders with a responsive tool within their academic tech stack. Hear perspectives on the realm of faculty data from client guests at University of Missouri and University of Nevada, Reno. Today over 400 higher education institutions, research funders, and academic organizations based in 15 countries—and over 700,000 active scholars on the job market—use Interfolio’s technology. 

In this On-Demand virtual event you’ll understand:

  • Why institutions choose an FIS to support various faculty processes & reporting needs
  • How modern technology yields a competitive advantage over peers
  • What data goals an FIS might help you achieve 
  • The benefits of a platform-approach and more

“Faculty need to be able to provide the whole story of what they do to their chair: teaching, research, and service—and the impact of these activities…These stories are invaluable as administrators must communicate the impact of the faculty and their work to the public and legislators.”

-Kathy Schmidtke Felts, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics, University of Missouri System

This webinar was recorded on May 20, 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


Interfolio Virtual Summit

July 15-16, 2021

Faculty affairs leaders will gather this summer for networking, thought leadership, and knowledge exchange around the theme “Advancing the Academic Community: Empowering Scholars to Achieve Institutional Success.”

What is the Interfolio Virtual Summit?

The Interfolio Virtual Summit is two days of engaging thought leadership, educational sessions led by higher education peers, and networking. It will also include product demonstrations and a session on the Interfolio product roadmap.

The Interfolio Virtual Summit is free to attend.

What sessions are planned?

We will launch the full agenda later this spring, and in the meantime, you can look forward to these sessions, and many more:

  • Hear an engaging case study from Arizona State University on practical considerations when you implement new technology for evaluation workflows. 
  • Gain insight into outcomes realized by campuses with a Faculty Information System
  • Learn how to confidently adopt new technology with tried and true change management techniques featuring New York University and George Mason University

Who should attend?

All roles and titles are welcome from current and prospective Interfolio partner institutions. We encourage you to register if:

  • You’re interested in connecting with peer institutions on best practices regarding academic technology
  • You want to enhance or streamline recruiting, hiring, or review workflows
  • You want to find more consistent ways to showcase the impact of your faculty through data

On-Demand Webinar: Academic Hiring and Promotion Worldwide

Featuring London Business School + American University of Paris

In this virtual presentation about more effectively and equitably managing academic employment workflows, especially hiring and promotion, we spoke 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

This Webinar was recorded on April 22, 2021 at 11 AM EST (US)


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