How did Yale University improve the logistics of their review, promotion, and tenure processes?

Thursday, June 11, 2020 / 2-3 p.m. EST

Yale University struggled with a convoluted faculty promotion workflow that was dependent on one centralized office.

Since 2014, when they were early adopters of Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure module, Yale has dramatically reduced the workload of the faculty affairs office, while still incorporating the oversight, support, and approval standards required by the institution. Two faculty affairs leaders from Yale discuss the challenges they faced and how their use of Interfolio has evolved over time, including what has changed for their office during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring:

  • Pam Bosward, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs
  • Audrey Bribiescas, Faculty Services Manager

We will discuss:

  • How the current environment influenced Yale’s review, promotion, and tenure processes
  • Best practices around implementing a review, promotion, and tenure process using a digital platform like Interfolio
  • Benefits Yale realized from an online review, promotion and tenure process

Thursday, June 18, 2020 / Noon – 1 PM ET

Join Andrew Rosen and Adrianna Kezar for a discussion about the pressures on higher education and the future of faculty.

As colleges and universities prepare for uncertainty with respect to tuition and research revenue, state funding, and endowments, many institutions are also exploring the expansion of revenue opportunities.

While it is obvious that COVID-19 will have short and long term impacts on the business of higher education, what are the implications on tenure, non-tenure track, and contingent faculty? Are we witnessing the dawn of a new era in this existential crisis?


About our featured guests

About Adrianna Kezar

Adrianna Kezar is the Dean’ s Professor of Leadership, Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern California, and Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education.  A national expert on change, governance and leadership in higher education, Kezar is regularly quoted in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Washington Post, PBS, and NPR (national and local stations), among others. At the Pullias Center, Kezar directs the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, and is an international expert on the changing faculty. Her latest book is The Gig Academy: Mapping Labor in the Neoliberal University (October, 2019). 

About Andrew Rosen

As CEO at Interfolio, Andrew Rosen brings a proven track record of successfully introducing and scaling innovative, problem-solving technologies into new markets. Andrew started his career as an early co-founder of Blackboard where he and the team successfully built and scaled the Learning Management System throughout the education marketplace. After taking Blackboard public, Andrew left to grow Presidium Inc., an early education start-up focused on end user support services and then joined the Education Advisory Board as General Manager of its Education Technology. At EAB, Andrew and his team evolved analytics and predictive modeling technologies to address the rising issues around student retention and student success. Most recently, Andrew served as the Sr. Executive Vice President and Head of Product at MicroStrategy, a world-class enterprise analytics platform company.


Free eBook: Rapid Digital Transformation for your Faculty Affairs Processes

Compiled and published in the time of COVID-19, our free eBook pulls together best practices around online faculty evaluations and professional reviews, planning ahead for future digital transformation, and more.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 / 3:00-4:00 PM BST (UK)

Comparing the effect of the coronavirus pandemic to the effect of the Second World War, the crisis has disrupted virtually all aspects of life and mobilised nations on a scale not seen since that conflict.

In this webinar, Jonathan Grant, Professor of Public Policy, The Policy Institute, King’s College London, will discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a profound impact on the way that research and science is funded, administered and conducted—and these changes could shape the next generation of science policy.

Showing Research Impact with Researchfish by Interfolio

Impact assessment is a major focus of modern funding bodies, higher education institutions, and research centers. But the total impact of funded research activity takes many different forms—not just publications and inventions. And data validated by the researcher is the key.

Funders, universities, and research centers worldwide use Interfolio’s Researchfish to track, study, and communicate the total impact of their research.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

How is higher education thinking about business continuity in faculty affairs during COVID-19?

Join us for a discussion with East Stroudsburg University, Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, American College of Education, and University College London to hear how their departments are currently navigating faculty processes, shifting priorities, and digital transformation. 

Our panelists include:

  • William J. Bajor, Ph.D., Director, Graduate and Extended Studies, East Stroudsburg University 
  • Danielle Certa, Assistant Director of Faculty Appointments, Faculty Affairs: Office of the Vice Provost, Vanderbilt University
  • Alysia K. Loshbaugh, Assistant Vice President for Business Relationship Management, Tulane University
  • Natalie Pelham, Ed.D., Senior Director of Training & Development, American College of Education 
  • Nina Seppala, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs, University College London

What You’ll Learn

Hear from higher education peers about business continuity and how faculty’s mission-critical work continues during COVID. Panelists will discuss what was most challenging when going fully remote and the role of technology in this transition. We will hear crowd-sourced best practices and close with a Q&A session, for additional insights to your specific questions.

Free eBook: Rapid Digital Transformation for your Faculty Affairs Processes

Compiled and published in the time of COVID-19, our free eBook pulls together best practices around online faculty evaluations and professional reviews, planning ahead for future digital transformation, and more.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 / 10:00-10:30 AM GMT

Join us for this 30-minute webinar where, with real-life research impact reports, we will discuss research impact, helping to answer the age-old important question: “What difference are we making?”

Find out how you can join an international community of research funders, charities, and universities tracking research and evidencing impact—using outcome data far beyond just publications, and using intelligent technology.

Showing Research Impact with Researchfish by Interfolio

Impact assessment is a major focus of modern funding bodies, higher education institutions, and research centers. But the total impact of funded research activity takes many different forms—not just publications and inventions. And data validated by the researcher is the key.

Funders, universities, and research centers worldwide use Researchfish by Interfolio to track, study, and communicate the total impact of their research.

South Korean graduate school partners with Interfolio to ease administrative burden and advance the hiring experience

SEJONG, SOUTH KOREA — April 30, 2020 — The KDI School of Public Policy and Management, an affiliated educational body of the Korea Development Institute, today announced the adoption of technology to improve its faculty hiring process and further expand its scholar recruitment internationally. With Faculty Search from Interfolio, creator of the leading Faculty Information System (FIS), KDI standardizes their processes for hiring tenure-track talent and improves the management of application materials and external letters of recommendations. Interfolio Faculty Search provides a centralized hub of candidate materials and robust ways to report on candidate applications. 

“We are proud to be the first Korean university to adopt Interfolio. Since our founding twenty years ago, we have set a high standard for our faculty and students, and we needed a leading solution to support our international faculty recruiting,” said June Kim, faculty recruitment officer of the Personnel Division. “We are pleased to join other top universities who use Interfolio’s Faculty Information System to attract and manage global talent.” 

Global business schools such as Asian Institute of Management, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, London Business School, and Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) use Interfolio for faculty information management, as do NYU, University of Notre Dame, and University of California, San Diego, among others.

“Faculty are at the existential core of higher education, and increasingly, we are seeing top institutions like KDI School recognize the need to invest in and deploy FIS technologies to engage and support their scholars, and reduce their administrative burdens to better compete with global peers,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “We are thrilled to welcome KDI School as our latest Faculty Information System partner and our founding client in South Korea.”

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ABOUT KDI SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

KDI School of Public Policy and Management was founded as an affiliated educational institution of Korea Development Institute, a premier government economic think tank at the forefront of social science research for the past 48 years. KDI aims to produce international experts equipped with theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills in the fields of development economics and public policy. Furthermore, their goal is to develop future leaders capable of coping with the rapidly changing international environment and exercising global leadership in every sector of society. For more information, please visit https://kdischool.ac.kr/.

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.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 2, 2020 – Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, named, for the first time, Faculty Information Systems (FISs) in its annual list of strategic technologies for higher education in 2020. Interfolio is a developer of a holistic Faculty Information System now used by over 300 institutions, which is emblematic of the trend toward increased institutional investment in technology to manage and support faculty research, careers, and shared governance. 

“Faculty are at the core of every aspect of institutional strategy and success, from tuition and funded research revenues to student success, governance and equity, to reputation and rank,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “I believe Gartner’s research provides powerful validation of Faculty Information Systems as a category. Further, I feel it also reflects an increased institutional focus on investments in technology that support faculty and foster greater trust, transparency, and collaboration.”

The report, titled “Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Higher Education in 2020,” includes FISs among other fast-growing technology investments including Artificial Intelligence Strategy, Nudge Tech and Tactics and Digital Credentialing Technologies. The report notes that “institutions with robust FIS functionality will also gain insights to drive efficiencies and effectiveness by optimizing this valuable HR and key capability in the higher education business model.” Gartner also states,

“institutions that lack the ability to accurately and quickly leverage faculty information run the risk of falling behind competitors that can use this information to obtain greater research funding and heightened reputation, among other things.”

Interfolio, which launched higher education’s first FIS in 2017, has seen strong adoption and renewal rates among U.S. institutions over the last 3 years. The Interfolio FIS platform offers a single-place for faculty and administrators to hire and recruit top talent, manage and report academic data and faculty lifecycles, streamline and digitize peer-oriented shared governance, and assess and report on research impacts. 

“Institutions like ours are looking for solutions built specifically to address and streamline the complex challenges facing faculty,” said Alysia Loshbaugh, Assistant Vice President for Business Relationship Management, at Tulane University. “Interfolio’s platform has enabled us to streamline processes, unify various aspects of academic governance, and recruit and retain excellent faculty. This kind of technology is quickly becoming a must-have for presidents and provosts.”

For more than two decades, Interfolio has developed groundbreaking technology to support faculty at every phase of their academic careers. More than 700,000 scholars worldwide use Interfolio’s Dossier to track and manage academic materials. Over 100,000 researchers have found jobs, and 80,000 have completed a review or gained a promotion using Interfolio in the last 20 years.

In the coming year, Interfolio reports continued investment in the development of technology that will enable even greater interoperability between the Faculty Information System and its newest product, Lifecycle Management, which allows for strategic management of faculty appointments. The company will launch new reporting and analytics capabilities to unlock additional insights into faculty data contained in the Faculty Information System and demonstrate the impact of faculty and institutions.

Gartner, “Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Higher Education in 2020,” March 2020.

For resources and information on Faculty Information Systems, visit www.interfolio.com.

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ABOUT INTERFOLIO

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 300 clients, Interfolio leads with vision and innovation, always focused on advancing faculty and their institutions. For more information about Interfolio, please contact team@interfolio.com, or visit www.interfolio.com.

What should you expect?

The 2020 Summit will be 100% virtual. We are committed to bringing our community together for a valuable experience including thought leadership, educational sessions, online networking, and more. We are  determining the exact schedule for the Summit. Stay tuned for more details and how to register for this free event.

With the theme “A Community of Practice: Fostering Engagement & Impact in Higher Ed,” this event is designed for current Interfolio clients. Planned presentations feature clients from Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, Butler University, University of Missouri, and more.

The Interfolio Virtual Summit will include:

Thought LeadershipJoin an innovative group of thought leaders from institutions of all sizes to share faculty affairs best practices, turn ideas into reality, and replicate success on campus.

Educational SessionsEnjoy general and breakout sessions on tactical topics like achieving faculty buy-in, best practices for change management, reporting, and more.

NetworkingConnect with peer institutions that have implemented or are currently implementing Interfolio products on their campuses and get a direct line to Interfolio staff.

1:1 Account SessionsSet up 1:1 time with your Professional Services Manager or Account Manager for personalized tips and suggestions.

Optional Pre-Summit workshops are available.

We are evaluating ways to virtually host our originally planned Pre-Summit workshops. Thanks for your patience!

Learn more at our Summit website

Back to Events

Friday, April 10, 2020, 2 p.m. EST

Interfolio is hosting a client-only webinar to address higher education workflow changes and trends we’re seeing among our client partners during COVID-19. Our panel of Interfolio consultants and project managers will discuss ways to use your Interfolio modules to track changes and delays you may be experiencing because of COVID-19. 

We will also share stories and best practices from peers at partner institutions, including the steps they’re taking to manage different processes across campus. We are here as a constant partner in your planning, support, and success. 

Interfolio points of contact at client institutions should keep an eye out for a registration link via email. If you don’t get one but are interested in attending, please contact us at events@interfolio.com to register.

April 21, 2020 | 3:00-3:30 PM GMT 

[UK Funders] Can research outcomes data be used in decision making by funding organisations?

Chief Data Analyst Gavin Reddick will discuss how the activities, outcomes and outputs from research projects can be used for advocacy, allocation, and accountability analysis by funders and research organisations.

Join us for a free 30 minute webinar where Gavin will show real life examples of how funding can be tracked through non-linear pathways to impact and how analysis of activities such as policy influences, collaborations, commercialisation and others can help funders improve their strategic decision making.

Showing Research Impact with Researchfish by Interfolio

Impact assessment is a major focus of modern funding bodies, higher education institutions, and research centers. But the total impact of funded research activity takes many different forms—not just publications and inventions. And data validated by the researcher is the key.

Funders, universities, and research centers worldwide use Interfolio’s Researchfish to track, study, and communicate the total impact of their research.