Partnership with Interfolio will transform faculty career management, improving efficiency and collaboration

WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA — SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 — Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), a premier evidence-based integrative healthcare university, today announces its adoption of all four modules of Interfolio’s Faculty Information System. With this digital approach to its faculty processes, SCU deepens its commitment and support of the faculty experience while also improving efficiency for the university at large.

“Our faculty are the heart of what makes us successful, and we knew we could better support them while improving academic management processes,” states Dr. Jonathon Egan, Assistant Provost, Academic Administration at SCU. “The Faculty Information System solves our challenges with faculty appraisals, reporting, and data, while at the same time increasing trust and collaboration with faculty.”

With this platform, SCU is able to manage faculty members’ career pathways and create a centralized faculty roster noting location, rank, and skills, a task which previously required manual compilation by academic affairs staff.

Faculty appraisals, portfolio reviews, and faculty promotion will become fully digital—making a previous cumbersome process more efficient for both the faculty members and administrators. Additionally, SCU will streamline reporting for accreditation and compliance through Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting. Last, faculty hiring will be facilitated through Faculty Search, to help SCU continue to attract the best possible faculty from the region, the nation, and around the world.

“With the adoption of all four modules, SCU is realizing the full advantages of faculty-centric and administratively-streamlined modern academic governance,” states Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Interfolio’s platform enables SCU to digitize difficult manual processes while better supporting and enhancing the user experience across the entire lifecycle of their faculty’s careers—further promoting what’s truly important to SCU: educating students as competent, caring, and successful integrative healthcare practitioners and professionals.”

ABOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Founded in 1911, Southern California University of Health Sciences’ (SCU) mission is to educate students to be competent, caring, and successful integrative healthcare practitioners and professionals. The University is committed to providing an academic community imbued with kindness, integrity, humor, and determination. SCU began as a single-purpose institution preparing chiropractors. Over time, the University added programs and evolved from a single-purpose professional school into a health sciences university with programs at the certificate, undergraduate, master, and doctoral level. The University has four core values inextricably linked to the vision of transforming and redefining health and healthcare education and, together, inform SCU’s approach to healthcare education. The values are: a commitment to integrative health, a commitment to evidence-based practice, a commitment to health equity, and a commitment to inclusivity.

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.

Leading institution teams with Interfolio to support all stages of the academic journey

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — September 9, 2020 — DePaul University, ranked among the nation’s most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2019, announces today its expansion of faculty technology with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System. With the addition of Interfolio Lifecycle Management to its portfolio, DePaul further supports its faculty with a platform for hiring, review and promotion, activity reporting, and academic appointments.

With the Lifecycle Management module, DePaul gains a professional system of record for its faculty members’ academic appointments, workloads, and professional review timelines. This central faculty affairs technology gives administrators a secure, trusted source to inform decision-making and budget planning. 

“Many existing enterprise systems are not designed for higher education. Interfolio stands apart because of its focus on faculty,” says Alyssa Kupka, Chief of Staff and Senior Associate Vice President at DePaul. “Adopting Lifecycle Management is the last piece in completing our faculty technology ecosystem. Now, our academic data will be organized in Interfolio for all of our major processes rather than inconsistently located across a variety of systems.” 

This past year, DePaul launched faculty hiring and promotion and tenure cases with Interfolio. In addition to streamlining administrative time, these systems allow DePaul to ensure faculty processes align with the institution’s core values of diversity and social justice. For example, all EEO reporting on faculty job applicants will run through the Faculty Search module in the fall, and activity reporting will track diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) faculty work, which can also feed into review cycles. “The flexibility of Interfolio to meet our institutional goals has been critical to its adoption and buy-in on campus,” says Kupka.

“DePaul University immediately understood the vision of the Faculty Information System and how it would be transformational for their campus. With the addition of Lifecycle Management, DePaul realizes this vision, bolstering future institutional success with this investment in faculty,” states Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio.

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ABOUT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

DePaul is the largest Catholic university in the U.S. with more than 22,000 students and 300+ academic and professional programs. Established in Chicago in 1898, DePaul continues to strengthen what makes it unique: respected academics, real-world knowledge, and a commitment to social responsibility, all informed by the place it calls home — the multicultural city of Chicago. The university’s distinctive mission establishes a strong foundation of inclusive liberal-arts education, religious pluralism, and social justice — responsibilities that endure in the life of the university today. More at www.depaul.edu.

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

Conceived by academics for academics, Interfolio is an education technology company headquartered in Washington, DC, USA and in Cambridge, England, UK. Founded in 1999, Interfolio operates the acclaimed Faculty Information System for colleges and universities, the Researchfish impact assessment platform for funders and research organizations, and the widely used Dossier service for individual scholars. Over 300 clients based in 15 countries choose Interfolio’s technology for hiring and recruitment, academic appointments and timelines, activity data reporting, faculty reviews and promotions, and research impact analysis. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and advancement, administrative leadership, and beyond. For more information about Interfolio, please contact team@interfolio.com or visit www.interfolio.com.

Leading HBCU announces partnership with Faculty Information System creator Interfolio

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA — AUGUST 24, 2020 — Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), ranked in 2020 by U.S. News and World Report as the #3 top public school in the Regional College South, today announced its adoption of new technology to manage its academic appointments, reviews, and promotions. 

In partnering with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System, ECSU will digitize its current paper-based processes for faculty promotions, annual reviews of full-time and adjunct faculty, and post-tenure reviews. Faculty will be able to compile and submit materials online, and committee members will be able to review all of the appropriate materials online, enabling business continuity during remote work. Centralized tracking and reporting of these processes also supports ECSU’s accreditation requirements. 

Additionally, Interfolio Lifecycle Management will enable ECSU to manage scholar’s career journeys, including academic appointments and exceptions that might impact timing of various milestones. The management of faculty careers becomes more transparent and easier to track with this digital platform.   

“The timing is right for these types of changes. The global pandemic, in a way, projected us into the future and identified where we want the institution and faculty work to go. I see very little paper looking five years down the road,” states Dr. Farrah Ward, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Elizabeth City State University. “ECSU is excited about the long-term impact of our investment in faculty career management.” 

The modernization of these processes increases efficiency and ease for faculty, which was a key goal for ECSU. Access to data is improved, facilitating various types of reporting. 

“Interfolio champions the valuable contributions of faculty. Our leading Faculty Information System allows faculty to tell their own scholarly story at each important milestone of their careers,” states Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “We are pleased to support ECSU and their forward-looking vision for their campus and faculty.”

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ABOUT ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
Elizabeth City State University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System, offers baccalaureate, professional, and master’s degrees for a diverse student body. ECSU has five core values, including accountability, commitment, excellence, collaboration, and inclusion. With nearly 1,900 students, ECSU offers a quality education at an affordable price preparing graduates for leadership roles and life-long 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.

Melbourne’s RMIT partners with Interfolio to digitise its academic promotion and reporting framework

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 — RMIT University today announced its investment in technology to support academic development and recognition. By partnering with Interfolio, the creator of the leading Faculty Information System (FIS), RMIT further bolsters its support of its over 2,000 academic staff members.

The partnership, spearheaded by Interfolio’s Oceania services and support partner Edalex, culminates a multi-year process led by RMIT leadership to refine and standardise the expectations and processes around academic promotion. The technology from Interfolio will allow RMIT to realise the full potential of the new framework by providing a platform to evidence academic achievements and research outcomes. Additionally, it will streamline the logistics of the annual review process reducing the significant administrative work of both individual faculty and faculty committee members. 

“At RMIT, we realize that our academic staff are our most important resource. As such, we have been proactively assessing how we can support all academics to develop and progress at our institution,” says Marilyn Capper, Director, Academic Development and Workforce Transformation. “Our partnership with Interfolio allows us to evidence the important contributions of our academics over the entire staff lifecycle, allowing a more accessible, customised and equitable promotion process for all our staff, irrespective of academic discipline, job role, or professional focus.” 

A key component that RMIT considered when transitioning to a digital platform was the ability for each academic to tell their unique story. Additionally, RMIT required integrations with existing platforms, especially Workday, its system of record for payroll and employment status for its 6,000 employees. RMIT will also use Interfolio to provide reporting for external compliance needs, including national regulatory audits, with data around academic progression, development, and credentialing.

“True teamwork between RMIT, Interfolio and Edalex delivered an innovative solution under aggressive timelines,” states Dan McFadyen, Managing Director of Edalex. “With this technology, RMIT now has a system to support its academic staff and their career development. As a company dedicated to extracting hidden value from educational data to make it accessible and more meaningful, we were pleased to work alongside Interfolio to realize the full potential of its faculty-centric platform at RMIT.”

Andrew Rosen, Interfolio CEO, expands: “Our focus has always been on streamlining and digitizing the complex processes involved in shared governance and peer review to ease the administrative burdens on administrators and academic staff, while empowering scholars to showcase their significant academic contributions in ways to tell their best story. By deploying Interfolio’s modern academic information system to the benefit of its academic constituencies, RMIT joins its leading peers across global higher education in modernizing its approach to accomplishing its academic mission.”  

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ABOUT RMIT UNIVERSITY
One of Australia’s most renowned dual-sector tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in education, research, and engagement with industry and community. RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise, leading in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

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.

ABOUT EDALEX
Edalex is an edtech company on a mission to surface digital learning assets, outcomes and the power of individual achievement. Founded in 2016, Edalex develops technology solutions that extract hidden value from educational data to make it accessible and more meaningful. Edalex brings together the team behind the CODiE award-winning openEQUELLA open source platform that centrally houses teaching and learning, research, media and library content. Edalex has served as the Oceania regional services and support partner for Interfolio since 2018. In 2019, Edalex launched Credentialate – a Micro-Credential Evidence Platform that increases the power and meaning of digital badges and analyses performance against learning outcomes like never before. For more information about Edalex, please contact info@edalex.com.

Leading institutions discuss Faculty Information Systems, diversity in the academy, and adapting during COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 7, 2020 — Interfolio, creator of the first Faculty Information System, hosts its Interfolio Virtual Summit from Thursday, July 9, to Friday, July 10, 2020. In its second year, this event brings together faculty affairs leaders from colleges and universities around the world for thought leadership, networking, and informative sessions. 

Centered around the theme “A Community of Practice: Fostering Engagement & Impact in Higher Ed,” the Summit addresses the pressing needs of faculty and institutions at this moment—reliable digital solutions for hiring, review and promotion, activity reporting, and lifecycle management; adaptations required by COVID-19; and actionable practices to confront the systematic racism and inequalities in the field.

“Our vision at Interfolio is to support the essential work of faculty and higher education,” states Andrew Rosen, CEO at Interfolio. “The Interfolio Virtual Summit is an extension of this commitment. By bringing together faculty affairs leaders, we actively build a community of practice and foster a forum for knowledge sharing, all which strengthens the field at large.”

Featured sessions include “Achieving a Diverse and Inclusive Faculty Workforce in the 2020s” with speakers from Florida A&M University, Washington University, George Mason University, and University of California, Merced and “Establishing the Faculty Information System” with panelists from University College London’s School of Management, New York University, and Emory University. 

The opportunity to showcase our story and hear best practices from peers at the Interfolio Virtual Summit is so valuable,” states Paul Welty, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Faculty Affairs, at Emory University. “As our institutions face increasing pressures, it’s more important than ever to share resources and knowledge.”

The Summit will be available to watch as a real-time broadcast or through on-demand videos. Summit registration is open to the Interfolio community, free of charge. 

View the full agenda of the Interfolio Virtual Summit. A full listing of sessions follows.

  • Achieving a Diverse and Inclusive Faculty Workforce in the 2020s with Florida A&M University, Washington University, George Mason University, and University of California, Merced 
  • “Establishing the Faculty Information System” with UCL School of Management, New York University, and Emory University.
  • “Enterprise-wide Change Management: Creating Engagement & Buy-in” with the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Pennsylvania
  • “Innovative Uses of Review, Promotion & Tenure” with Tulane University
  • “Tracking Faculty Accomplishments to Improve Teaching” with the University of Missouri
  • “Fostering Success in Decentralized Environments” with Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania
  • “Why the US Lags in Impact Tracking and Why It Must be Prioritized” with Interfolio 
  • “Configuring & Understanding Your University Data” with Arizona State University
  • “Best Practices for Communicating, Training, and Supporting Your Campus” with the University of Washington, School of Medicine

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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.

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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