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.

Leading faculty information system announces first-ever partnership with the most open, connected, and enriched research database to enable scholars and universities to track and demonstrate research impact

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2020 – Interfolio, creator of the leading Faculty Information System used by hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide, today announced a partnership with Dimensions from Digital Science, a linked research information database containing more than 150 million publications, datasets, grants, patents, clinical trials, citations and metrics. With this integration, Interfolio expands its support for both individual faculty members and higher education institutions.

Part of the Digital Science family of products, Dimensions’ philosophy of open data for the research community has made it a pivotal player in the research ecosystem. Bringing the Dimensions data source into Interfolio’s Faculty Information System provides scholars using Interfolio greater ease and access to existing publication and grant information, which in turn allows them to more easily showcase an even fuller range of their academic work to their institution. Institutions, with this accurate hub of academic data validated by faculty members, can make data-driven decisions around budget, institutional collaborations, accreditation, and more. Dimensions joins existing Interfolio data partners, including ORCID, OCLC, PubMed, Clarivate, Elsevier, Canadian Common CV, Explorance, and Process Pathways. 

“Dimensions leads the field in balancing rich, connected data sources—moving beyond publications into a broader spectrum of scholarly inputs and outputs—with the needs of the academic community,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “By prioritizing the open sharing of research data and insights, Dimensions makes not only our Faculty Information System stronger, but the entire research community more robust as well.” 

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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

About Dimensions: Dimensions is a next-generation linked research information system that makes it easier to find and access the most relevant information, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy. Developed in collaboration with over 100 leading research organizations from around the world, it brings together over 150 million publications, datasets, grants, clinical trials, patents, policy documents, and metrics for the first time, enabling users to explore and analyze over 4 billion connections between them. For more information, please visit www.dimensions.ai/.

Massachusetts research university announces partnership with Faculty Information System Interfolio to power faculty advancement and recognize the total contributions of the faculty workforce

WORCESTER, MASS. — January 29, 2020 — Clark University, a private Massachusetts research university, announced today the launch of a new platform to more holistically recognize the teaching, research, and service of its faculty. Through a partnership with Faculty Information System Interfolio, Clark faculty can now seamlessly report and share their accomplishments during the annual review process, providing administrators with a comprehensive understanding of their faculty members’ expertise and career achievements.

“We know that our faculty are talented educators, prolific authors and researchers, and devoted mentors, but until recently we have lacked the infrastructure to fully appreciate the impact they make in support of our academic community and university mission,” said Yuko Aoyama, Clark’s Associate Provost and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. “With Faculty Activity Reporting, faculty at Clark University has gained a tool to effectively showcase their scholarship to the broader community.”

With the Interfolio platform, Clark University faculty can now use an intuitive interface—specifically designed for them—to curate their research accomplishments and other scholarly activity, which they can share as part of the review process and use to gather information for grant proposals. Administrators can use the platform to view each faculty member’s teaching courseload and research, publishing, and service activities, providing a new level of insight into faculty members’ unique contributions to the university’s mission.

By providing an efficient process for reporting research activity, Clark University will use the platform to discover areas of faculty expertise, creating opportunities to elevate faculty members’ public profiles through public speaking and media interviews. Additionally, faculty can more easily recognize potential collaborators for grant proposals and other projects based on shared research interests.

“Colleges and universities are searching for novel ways to ensure that faculty members receive credit for the diverse—and sometimes overlooked—ways they contribute to institutional success. Faculty in turn are looking to translate their professional accomplishments into evidence of academic impact,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Clark University’s work is reflective of their commitment to celebrating the unique value and impact of every faculty member.” 

ABOUT CLARK UNIVERSITY

For more than 130 years, Clark University has thrived at the nexus of world-class teaching, boundary-pushing discovery, and creative invention. Today, Clark promotes a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within the context of a research experience that addresses social and scientific challenges on a global scale. Here in Worcester, Massachusetts — in the heart of New England — Clark teaches students to become imaginative, engaged citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding. Privately funded, coeducational, and nonsectarian, Clark offers bachelor’s, master’s, certificate, and doctoral degree programs in a wide range of academic disciplines.

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

Founded in 1999, Interfolio is an education technology company based in Washington, DC, that 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.

November 22, 2019 — eCampus News published an article exploring how the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), is modernizing its faculty recruiting and hiring practices to increase faculty diversity.

For example, UMBC formed a STRIDE committee and introduced new university policies. Additionally, the institution adopted Interfolio’s Faculty Search module as part of this process.

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Interfolio’s newest product, Lifecycle Management, helps colleges and universities empower faculty throughout their academic careers with digitized faculty roster and advancement system

WASHINGTON, D.C. — November 19, 2019 — Interfolio, architect of the Faculty Information System used by hundreds of colleges and universities worldwide, today announced the release of Lifecycle Management, a product that enables institutions to manage the appointment, workload, and advancement processes for an increasingly complex academic workforce. 

Building on more than twenty years of experience designing advanced platforms to support and enable faculty advancement, Lifecycle Management provides institutions with unprecedented insight into the professional needs and experiences of both full- and part-time faculty—along with tools to support faculty during every phase of their careers.

“Having a system that supports the professional pathways of an active and diverse faculty is an administrative feat,” said Alyssa Kupka, Senior Associate Vice President and chief of staff to the provost at DePaul University. “With Interfolio Lifecycle Management, we see the possibilities of bringing together all of the facets of a faculty member’s journey—from their initial hire, through reviews, as they take on administrative and service appointments, take leave, and apply for and achieve tenure, promotion, and other milestones. When all of these paths come together, under a single system, it is not only powerful but a long-needed investment in the success of our faculty. More simply, when our faculty succeed, our students succeed—and isn’t that the ultimate goal? As administrators, we strive to support our scholars in every facet of their professional journeys and Lifecycle Management stands ready to provide a systematic architecture to help us do exactly that.”

With Lifecycle Management, Interfolio offers a unique approach by providing institutions with a single source for all of the faculty information that exists across campus in siloes. The product offers academic leadership the ability to quickly harness a roster of their entire faculty workforce, with easily-accessible information on contract conversations and commitments, review and promotion cycles, advancement pathways, and other bespoke academic details. Interfolio’s technology also digitizes and embeds each institution’s unique policies and procedures, enabling greater transparency into the typical timelines for review, tenure, and promotion across all academic roles, ranks, and titles. 

“This work is about helping colleges and universities manage the complexities and unlock the full potential of the modern academic journey by aligning the capabilities and potential of faculty with critical institutional priorities,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “It enables institutions to streamline arduous data centric processes, centralize typically siloed processes, and reimagine the way that they recruit, retain, and reward faculty excellence. Our research shows these are almost universal goals in an era of heightened expectations, increasingly complex faculty responsibilities, and amplified demands for increased transparency and trust around faculty information.”

The Lifecycle Management product suite is now available as part of Interfolio’s Faculty Information System platform. For more information, visit www.interfolio.com.

ABOUT INTERFOLIO: Founded in 1999, Interfolio is an education technology company based in Washington, DC, that 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.

Asian Institute of Management taps Interfolio’s Faculty Information System to attract and retain world-class faculty workforce and accelerate international expansion

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – October 31, 2019 – The Asian Institute of Management (AIM), the first international school of business in Southeast Asia to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), today announced the launch of a new platform to provide their faculty workforce with holistic support throughout their entire academic lifecycle at the institution. Through a partnership with Interfolio, provider of their Faculty Information System, current and prospective faculty can now access a single workflow and reporting platform to accomplish critical tasks related to recruitment, promotion, and reporting processes.

“As a truly international institution serving executives and aspiring business leaders from nations across Southeast Asia, it’s imperative that we recruit and cultivate an academic workforce as global as the students we serve,” said Jammu Francisco, Associate Dean at the Asian Institute of Management. “Our engagement with Interfolio will enable us to maintain our competitive edge by attracting and retaining internationally-recognized research and teaching talent, while empowering current faculty with the tools to focus on teaching, scholarship, and service.” 

With Interfolio, AIM will translate critical activities related to faculty recruitment, retention and development into streamlined, digital processes managed in an easy-to-use online environment. Using the Interfolio platform, faculty can more easily apply for open positions as internal candidates, manage review and promotion workflows, tell their holistic academic story and submit letters of recommendation. Administrators, meanwhile, will also use the platform to seamlessly share materials and collaborate during the hiring, review and promotion processes, reducing the burden of critical, often time-consuming administrative tasks. 

With the Faculty Activity Reporting module, faculty can also use the Interfolio platform to curate and share research accomplishments, conference attendance and other scholarly activity, which they can also use during the review and promotion processes. The achievements shared using the platform will then feed into the institution’s ongoing international accreditation efforts.

The new rollout of the technology platform is part of AIM’s efforts to improve teaching and learning and increase efficiency across the institution through the adoption of new technology. AIM has earned accolades for its emphasis on innovation, including taking top honors for Technological Innovation of the Year at THE Awards Asia 2019.

“Talent knows no borders when it comes to world-class faculty. As graduate institutions operate in an increasingly global context, innovation in faculty recruitment and engagement is fast-becoming a prerequisite for competing on the international stage,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “AIM is defining a new standard for graduate education in the region, and their deep commitment to faculty development and innovation is a major driver of that success.”

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.

BELLINGHAM, WA – October 24, 2019 – Interfolio announced today that it has been selected by Western Washington University to employ its platform enabling faculty to complete review, promotion, and tenure processes and allow current faculty and administrators to review their peers and evaluate tenure and promotion candidates’ qualifications and backgrounds.

Through its partnership with faculty information system Interfolio, faculty and administrators at Western will now have access to a single platform for the review, promotion, and tenure processes. Using the Interfolio platform, members of the university’s faculty committees can share candidate materials with the appropriate university administrators and solicit letters of recommendation, streamlining the review process while maintaining existing workflows. Promotion and tenure committee members can now review applicant materials within the Interfolio platform, allowing them to more efficiently and quickly read the necessary documents.

“We knew that in order to sustain our success, we needed to create a more seamless process to support the faculty who are so critical to our growing institution,” said Austin Cooper, Faculty Relations manager at Western Washington University. “With Interfolio, we now have the infrastructure to run efficient review, promotion, and tenure processes, where faculty accomplishments can be put on display.”

Promotion candidates receive clear instructions on the tenure process along with simple tools to build a professional-looking digital packet of their materials, ensuring that they have the information necessary to be successful.

“Too often, the tenure process is an arduous process that requires applicants and review committee members alike to focus on completing menial tasks like sharing documents rather than the important work of evaluating candidates’ qualifications,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “We’re excited to partner with forward-looking institutions like Western Washington University that are working proactively to create and maintain the best possible faculty promotion processes.”

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.

Association of American Law Schools announces new partnership with faculty information system Interfolio to create a single application platform for institutions and candidates

WASHINGTON, DC – October 8, 2019 – The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a nonprofit association of 179 member law schools, today announced a new faculty recruitment platform to enable candidates to seamlessly apply for open positions and institutions to easily review qualified candidates. 

As the law school faculty hiring process evolves, there is growing interest from candidates and recruiters to streamline this experience and improve the hiring process. 

Through a partnership with faculty recruitment platform Interfolio, AALS will provide candidates with an easy-to-use platform where they can upload their resumes and distribute them to law schools across the country. Schools can then use the same platform to review candidate resumes and qualifications and select who they would like to interview during the annual AALS conference. The platform will launch in spring 2020.

“In this changing law teaching landscape, it is critical for our member institutions to have access to a system that makes the application process easier for candidates and institutions alike,” said Judy Areen, Executive Director of the Association of American Law Schools. “Through this partnership with Interfolio, law schools and prospective law faculty will have access to a platform that is specifically designed for academics and their needs.”

The Interfolio platform allows candidates to display their teaching, research, and service accomplishments, such as published research. Through this new partnership, using the Interfolio platform, law school hiring committees will be able to seamlessly collaborate while reviewing candidates for open positions. Additionally, Interfolio’s Faculty Search module can be customized by each institution to fit their unique workflows, ensuring that existing best practices remain in place. 

“Representing the nation’s top law schools, the Association of American Law Schools provides an important connection between law schools and scholars interested in their open academic positions,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of  Interfolio. “With our platform, AALS can better support and streamline the application process for scholars while also helping its member institutions to review and recruit talent from across the world.”

About AALS

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 179 member and 19 fee-paid law schools. Its members enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of the country’s lawyers and judges, as well as many of its lawmakers. The mission of AALS is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve our many communities–local, national and international.

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.

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A strong brand and consistent hiring processes can help institutions recruit and hire top academic talent, write two University of Texas at Austin administrators.

Henry Tijerina III and Joey Williams talk to Education Dive about their campus’s challenges with faculty recruiting and hiring. Hear about their unique approach—to think like marketers—and how it helped them accomplish their campus’s talent and diversity goals. 

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