Upcoming Webinar

Kean University + University of Rhode Island

Faculty Evaluations: Building Efficient Administrative Processes

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | Noon (ET)

Ongoing budget constraints and the past two years’ challenges require institutions of all sizes to do more with less. Faculty, administrative staff, and software choices are not spared from this necessity.

We know faculty members are focused on the vital work of teaching students, making valuable contributions to their fields, and providing critical service to the institution.

And your professional staff—from faculty affairs, to the provost and dean’s offices, to the departments—provide essential support for that work.

So how can you help build administrative processes that work more efficiently, and support faculty more effectively?

We invite you to our upcoming webinar with Kean University and the University of Rhode Island so you can hear firsthand best practices to re-engage and motivate your faculty and staff with the modern, user-friendly Interfolio platform for faculty evaluations.

Ultimately, institutions that fail to support faculty work with the right technology—rather than just any digital method—will be left behind by those that do.

In this free webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Firsthand experience from Kean University and URI about how the specialized Interfolio platform has alleviated administrative burdens for faculty and professional staff.
  • The benefits (and struggles) of evolving from an existing digital system, or even moving from a paper process.
  • Productive steps to take in the change management process to gain buy-in from (and hours back for) your faculty members across the board.


Our Speakers

Phillip Teixeira

Lead Information Technologist

University of Rhode Island

Maria Shah

Assistant Director for the Office of the Provost and Vice President

Kean University

Jean Ku

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Interfolio


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Case Study: New York University

With the Interfolio platform, NYU has significantly enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of its faculty workflow processes.

In return, the university has seen these benefits unfurl campus wide—such as for faculty, staff, and the Provost Office. Read more about why they adopted and their experience implementing a new system in this case study.

June 16-17, 2022 | Free Admission

Interfolio
Virtual Summit

Celebrating Faculty Impact

Provosts, deans, and faculty affairs leaders are coming together this June to discuss the current state of higher education and the pivotal role of the Faculty Information System for the academy going forward.

In sessions throughout this free 2-day event, we’ll hear all about celebrating faculty impact—and how the unique Interfolio platform is facilitating that impact at universities of all kinds.

What is the Interfolio Virtual Summit?

Experts on faculty careers will join academic and technology leaders from Interfolio partner universities to discuss pressing issues facing the faculty affairs profession and the most successful ways to manage them, including critical ways the Interfolio platform is helping.

In addition, the Interfolio Virtual Summit offers a chance for professionals at higher education institutions who work with faculty to engage with the widely experienced Interfolio team, understand Interfolio’s ongoing and planned areas of innovation, and learn from our experience working with over 400 institutions and organizations worldwide.

The Interfolio Virtual Summit is free to attend.

What sessions are planned?

The full agenda will launch later this spring. 

Who should attend?

  • Senior academic leadership invested in their faculty members’ capacity for impact—including provosts, faculty affairs heads, deans of colleges, and other executive roles intersecting with faculty—whether your institution already uses Interfolio or not
  • Current Interfolio institutional administrators who wish to find new ideas and solutions to the modern issues of faculty management (and administrative effectiveness) using Interfolio modules
  • Other higher education professionals focused on driving faculty impact and improving the faculty work experience—whether you are in HR, IT, research, libraries, or some other office

On-Demand Webinar: Achieving Modern and Sustainable Faculty Evaluations

Harvard Graduate School of Education & California State University East Bay

The pandemic forced major, rapid shifts in how universities and colleges execute their faculty advancement processes. As you plan for your next review cycle, hear how Harvard Graduate School of Education and California State University, East Bay have achieved a sustainable approach to review and tenure with Interfolio. In this webinar, they discussed why they took a phased approach, using Interfolio to alleviate certain pains at first, and later expanding to additional uses. Ultimately, their thoughtful transformations created more time for faculty to invest in their most important work.

We showed how Interfolio’s multi-module platform offers universities benefits in both the short and long term:

  • Huge time savings and convenience, enabling your faculty and staff to make a bigger impact—right away
  • Transparent, consistent, equitable faculty evaluation and hiring processes that help you retain the right faculty and reach your institution’s strategic goals

We addressed:

  • Why faculty actually use Interfolio‚ instead of avoiding it (like other systems you might have tried to adopt)
  • How Interfolio’s easy configuration translates to a light responsibility on your IT department—enabling you to roll it out speedily
  • What you should do now if you want to free up a huge number of hours for your faculty next year

Our Speakers

Linda Dobb, J.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty & Student Affairs

California State University, East Bay

Jessica Pesce, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Anthony Morris
Vice President, Account Management

Interfolio


Tulane University relies on Interfolio for reviews and faculty hiring

Tulane University was an early adopter of Interfolio’s Faculty Search module, which they trust for their campus’s faculty search and hiring efforts.

Soon after, they adopted Review, Promotion, and Tenure to assist with their annual evaluations as well. Learn more about their motivations and results in this informative case study.

On-Demand Webinar: Rebuilding Higher Education in 2022: Insights from the Interfolio Faculty Survey

Interfolio partnered with Hanover Research to survey the top concerns of faculty nationwide. Leading faculty affairs professionals joined Interfolio CEO Andrew Rosen to talk about the trends and insights, including: 

  • How have faculty workloads changed in the last three years and where faculty would like to invest more time?
  • What are the perceived barriers to advancement and faculty’s confidence in their institutions’ process? 
  • What role does student success play in faculty career growth?
  • What are faculty perceptions about their institutions’ delivery on their diversity, equity, and inclusion promises?

As you and your teams continue to look ahead to the year, you need a new strategic vision for your institution. The pandemic and a sweeping social push for equity have redefined modern requirements and expectations for excellence. You are setting a new path and rebuilding the future of the university—of which faculty are at the center. 

Universities and colleagues looking to drive faculty impact for institutional success in 2022 will want you to have insights from this important conversation.

Our Panelists

Andrew Rosen
CEO
Interfolio

Laura Robbins
Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Information

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Charlton Mcllwain
Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development,

New York University

Rob Nelson
Executive Director for Academic Technology & Planning,

University of Pennsylvania

eBook: Why Now? Faculty Affairs Leaders on Digital Transformation

Additionally, download the free eBook to understand:

  • Why academic leaders nationwide are now switching to faculty-first digital solutions.
  • What to consider when looking for the right Faculty Information System.
  • Key factors influencing digital transformation in the higher education space.

Planning for a successful rollout of new campus technology

Everything you need to know to be ready for the fall 2022 academic year. 

2022 is just around the corner. Are you feeling prepared and equipped to make your faculty employment processes easier, cost-effective, and more transparent this upcoming year?

Fortunately at Interfolio, we’re known for our remarkable Faculty Information System and thoughtful change management assistance—specifically for higher education.

With twenty years of experience supporting faculty and administrative staff, we know the challenges well: “We’ve tried new systems before. They failed.” “Faculty and staff are exhausted. I can’t put them through another roller coaster.” “The way we’re doing it isn’t that bad.”

Our team has seen firsthand how turning to digital systems for your faculty management processes can be both beneficial and transformative. More than 300 of your peers have adopted Interfolio, and throughout the process, we’ve gathered what works best.

In this informative session, we shared real stories from our institutional partners to provide insight on the ups (and downs) of implementing digital systems, and provide advice tailored to a campus of any size. Enjoy and share the recording below!

Watch our free webinar and Q&A with Interfolio’s Professional Services team to learn about:

  • Starting small with one faculty process, and moving outward when you’re ready.
  • Incentivizing stakeholders and getting buy-in at all stages—even from the faculty senate.
  • Moving from a paper process vs. evolving from an existing digital system.
  • Building your advocates for expansion.
  • Showing tangible impact on investment before you ever implement.

Webinar Guests

Daniel McGrath

Project Manager, Interfolio

Cynthia Riddle

Project Manager, Interfolio


Technology Guide: System Considerations for Digital Faculty Evaluations

Access our latest technology guide to educate yourself further on different considerations for your campus’s review, promotion, tenure platform. You’ll gain insight on:

  • What features to look for in a Faculty Information System.
  • Connecting faculty evaluation processes with a platform.
  • The services you should expect from a digital platform partner.

More and more higher education institutions worldwide are recognizing the massive benefits of conducting faculty professional evaluations online. Discover why in this guide.

Private university in New England leverages Interfolio module for staff recruitment

West Haven, Connecticut — November 9, 2021 — The University of New Haven announced today that it has expanded its use of the Faculty Search module offered by Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System.

After using the Faculty Search module to improve its faculty hiring process, the university now will use the module for staff recruitment as well, thereby making that process easier and more effective.

The university previously had a manual process for staff recruitment. Now, relying on Faculty Search for staff hiring, the university gains several advantages:

  • Easy digital review of applications from anywhere;
  • Automated routing of confidential recommendation letters; and
  • Applicant pool management tools built for higher ed.

“We were looking for an improvement to our  digital process for staff hiring,” says Iris Calovine, the University’s Executive Director of Human Resources. “We are hopeful that the use of Interfolio will enable the university to easily and more efficiently carry out staff recruitment.”

The Faculty Search module also enables administrators to build demographic data questionnaires into applications to yield a 100% response rate.

“Faculty and staff diversity is a significant institutional advantage with multiple benefits, including improved classroom discussions and better preparation of students for our global society,” says Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “That’s why it’s critical for institutions to collect sufficient demographic data to intentionally grow their faculty and staff diversity.”


ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN

The University of New Haven is a private, coeducational, student-centered university founded on the Yale campus in 1920. Recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of 7,000 students from across the globe. The University  offers more than 100 academic programs, and its mission is to prepare its students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by providing the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning.

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: Why Now? Academic Affairs Leaders on Digital Transformation

As you think ahead to 2022, how do your goals for faculty support and advancement relate to larger institutional goals? Do you have the digital systems in place for faculty to excel, with technology designed for them? Hear from experts in our recent webinar on why they made the transformation to purpose-built evaluation software.

Listen to the in-depth discussion on why now (or yesterday, really) is the time to invest wholeheartedly in both your faculty and institution with advanced digital systems to simplify the review, promotion, and tenure processes.

Featuring two academic affairs leaders: 

Albert Liddicoat

Vice President for University Personnel

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Patricia Price

Patricia Price

Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Faculty Development and Research

CUNY Baruch

We discussed:

  • First-hand experience and advice on adopting and implementing an institution-wide digital platform for faculty evaluations.
  • Why 300+ institutions have chosen to partner with us over other vendors or homegrown systems.
  • How the flexibility of Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure product can be adapted to meet your institution’s unique needs.

eBook: Strategic Success with Faculty Activity Reporting

eBook: Supporting Faculty Careers (During COVID-19 and Beyond)

Download the free eBook to understand:

  • What has worked best for colleges and universities that handle faculty affairs processes online
  • Why today may be the right time to rethink faculty development programs and resources
  • How the Interfolio platform is helping your peer universities adapt to changes in the faculty work experience

On-Demand: Virtual Roundtable: Driving Faculty and Institutional Success

The last 18 months have created unique difficulties for every industry—and higher education is no exception. Ongoing change is inevitable, and supporting faculty is even more crucial now. Indeed, faculty are at the crux of institutional success, impacting governance, cost, revenue, student success, inclusion, and rank.

So how can you best support their growth and development?

Listen to the conversation with faculty affairs leaders who are using the Faculty Information System to not only make hiring, advancement, and activity reporting simpler, administratively, for their faculty—but also to make a real impact on a faculty member’s career progression.

With additional visibility into the data and their faculty, universities can explore:

  • Is there an equitable service workload across faculty?
  • How to address advancement with regards to research and tenure pauses, especially with the disproportionate effect on women, caretakers, and BIPOC faculty.
  • What are trends in promotions and advancement, and how can mentoring or additional interventions support early career faculty?
  • How to showcase a range of faculty and their research in press and promotional materials.

We gathered for an interactive conversation to hear how the Interfolio platform provides administrators and department chairs data and visibility to support scholars across their career journey.

Hear from: 

Kim Eby |Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs| George Mason University

Cheryl Koos | Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs & Development | CSU Dominguez Hills


What is a Virtual Roundtable?

Interfolio clients shared how our system has enabled positive change and visibility into their faculty advancement processes. Fellow higher education leaders joined us in dialogue—to connect and discuss their best practices, personal examples, and more.

These universities have committed to putting their faculty first. Will you?

  • Boston College
  • University of Michigan
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • John Hopkins University
  • Queen’s University
  • London Business School

We discussed:

  • How the Interfolio product suite can solve your institutions’ unique challenges with regards to faculty career advancement in today’s world
  • Why our partner institutions have chosen to partner with us over other vendors or home grown systems
  • Best practices for change management and faculty system adoption

eBook: Strategic Success with Faculty Activity Reporting

eBook: Supporting Faculty Careers (During COVID-19 and Beyond)

Download the free eBook to understand:

  • What has worked best for colleges and universities that handle faculty affairs processes online
  • Why today may be the right time to rethink faculty development programs and resources
  • How the Interfolio platform is helping your peer universities adapt to changes in the faculty work experience

Jean Ku and Kate Slavit join leading EdTech company

Washington D.C. — September 29, 2021 —Interfolio announces today the addition of two leadership hires: Jean Ku as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Kate Slavit as Vice President, Head of People. Creator of the Faculty Information System, Interfolio provides software to universities and colleges to manage the full faculty lifecycle. Part of Insight Partner’s portfolio of companies, Interfolio is growing its team and expertise to meet market demands. 

Ms. Ku will lead the marketing strategy at Interfolio and expand awareness of faculty information systems in higher education. She will oversee product and content marketing, demand generation, as well as sales development and enablement. Prior to joining Interfolio, Ms. Ku led Naviance marketing at PowerSchool. With more than 20 years of B2B marketing experience, she has held marketing leadership positions at education technology companies including PowerSchool, Hobsons, Rosetta Stone, Intellify Learning, and Blackboard. Accomplishments include: driving Blackboard’s K-12 product strategy; repositioning and expanding Rosetta Stone’s education business; building and leading high performing teams; streamlining marketing operations and programs; and helping both education and corporate businesses connect meaningfully with their customers.    

Ms. Slavit will oversee talent acquisition, talent management, and internal communications to foster a meaningful, diverse, and inclusive company culture. Ms. Slavit joins Interfolio from The Knot Worldwide, formerly WeddingWire, with previous experience in publicity, promotions and special events for Columbia Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and more. Accomplishments include: leading the global internal communications and employee experience strategy of WeddingWire’s merge and integration with XO Group (The Knot); creating and producing a suite of branded, national events for wedding and events professionals including the user conference WeddingWire World; managing the national press junket for Columbia Pictures’ SALT and media relations for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.  

“Interfolio is scaling up to meet higher education’s need for faculty-first software,” stated Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Jean and Kate bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Interfolio. Their expertise will help Interfolio continue to grow, fostering a culture of excellence for both staff and our hundreds of University and research funder clients.”

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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

Advancing Equity in Higher Education STEM

Dr. Ebony O. McGee, Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, presents “Beyond Recruiting… Retaining Underrepresented Minoritized Faculty & Graduate Students: First Understand the Barriers, then Dismantle Them.”

Her research and work explores “the social, material, and health costs of academic achievement and problematizing traditional forms of success in higher education, with an unapologetic focus on Black folk in these places and spaces.” This free on demand session addresses the important issue of advancing equity in Higher Education STEM. Watch below:

About Dr. Ebony O. McGee, Professor of Diversity and STEM Education

As a professor of diversity and STEM education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, I investigate what it means to be racially marginalized while minoritized in the context of learning and achieving in STEM higher education and in the STEM professions. I study in particular the racialized experiences and racial stereotypes that adversely affect the education and career trajectories of underrepresented groups of color. This involves exploring the socialmaterial, and healthcosts of academic achievement and problematizing traditional forms of success in higher education, with an unapologetic focus on Black folk in these places and spaces. My National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant investigates how marginalization undercuts success in STEM through psychological stress, interrupted STEM career trajectories, impostor phenomenon, and other debilitating race-related trauma for Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx doctoral students. 


Education is my second career; I left a career in electrical engineering to earn a PhD in mathematics education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago, and a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University. With funding from seven NSF grants, I cofounded the Explorations in Diversifying Engineering Faculty Initiative or EDEFI (pronounced “edify”). I also cofounded the Institute in Critical Quantitative and Mixed Methodologies Training for Underrepresented Scholars (ICQCM), which aims to be a go-to resource for the development of quantitative and mixed-methods skillsets that challenge simplistic quantifications of race and marginalization. ICQCM receives support from the NSF, The Spencer Foundation, and the W. T. Grant Foundation.

My first solo-authored book is entitled Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation.

My research has been featured in prominent media outlets, including The Atlantic, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Nature Human Behaviour, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Higher Education Today, NPR’s Codeswitch, The Hechinger Report, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Inside Higher Education, Tennessean, Washington Monthly,and The UK Voice Online.

Visit the EDEFI website and the ICQCM website


Interfolio’s Faculty Information System

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