Leading business school announces partnership with Interfolio

Coral Gables, FL  — March 4, 2021 — The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School today announced the adoption of Interfolio, provider of the leading Faculty Information System, for faculty activity and advancement reporting. Using the Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure and Faculty Activity modules will create a consistent process and user-friendly platform for faculty to showcase their accomplishments and incorporate their vitae into academic reviews.

“We, like many institutions, are in the midst of a digital transformation. Supporting faculty work is a key reason for this evolution—we must shift our manual, paper-based processes for advancement and activity reporting to be digital and automated,” stated Zheng Fan, Executive Director of Information Technology at Miami Herbert Business School. “Interfolio offers a centralized system for faculty to collect and maintain their teaching, publications, grants, and service and make this data actionable for reviews and promotion.”

With this new technology, the School will overhaul its faculty reporting process, increasing efficiency for both administrators and faculty. Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting will make possible data analytics and reporting on faculty research, service, and teaching. Additionally, integration with academic and bibliographic sources will eliminate manual data entry while increasing data accuracy. Lastly, the collaborative features will allow faculty to expand their networks and search for colleagues with shared research interests.

The adoption of Interfolio’s platform will streamline faculty advancement with a system designed for committees and shared governance. This software supports the faculty by saving administrative work and increasing transparency.

“We are pleased to enable the University of Miami Herbert Business School in their digital transformation, providing innovative technology to modernize their processes and deliver measurable impact to their organization,” stated Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio.

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ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PATTI AND ALLAN HERBERT BUSINESS SCHOOL

Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami brings together an outstanding faculty, the best and brightest students, first-class facilities, and a curriculum that integrates theory with real-world experiential learning. It is a globally recognized institution with 47,000 alumni worldwide, students from 80 countries, and faculty from 30 countries. Miami Herbert Business School leading business school, offering undergraduate business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS, Ph.D., and non-degree executive education programs. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Miami, the School is located in a major hub of international trade and commerce and acclaimed for the global orientation and diversity of its faculty, students, and curriculum. The School delivers its programs at its main campus in Coral Gables, as well as at locations across Florida and abroad. For more information, visit www.bus.miami.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

Scripps Research launches partnership with Faculty Information System Interfolio to support faculty and administration

LA JOLLA, CALIF. — February 25, 2021 — Scripps Research, recognized by Nature as the top nonprofit scientific institute in the United States, today announced the launch of a new platform to modernize the review and promotion experience for faculty and administrators and fully capture and share faculty members’ achievements and impact. Through a partnership with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System, Scripps Research faculty and administrators will now have access to a single, centralized platform built specifically to support academic career advancement and activity reporting.

“Supporting the career advancement of Scripps Research faculty is not only a commitment to their individual success, but also an investment in the contributions they make to life-saving medical research and the well-being and longevity of people all over the world,” said Dr. James Williamson, executive vice president of research and academic affairs at Scripps Research. “By growing our existing partnership with Interfolio, we have powerful new tools to support and engage faculty during every phase of their careers.”

The institute will use Interfolio to conduct each employee’s annual review, including more than 110 teaching and research faculty members at its southern California and Florida campuses. Promotion and review committee members can now review applicants’ materials within the Interfolio platform, allowing them to more efficiently and quickly read the necessary documents. Scripps Research administrators can collect data as these reviews are conducted, providing the institution’s board, leadership and funders with insight into the research activities and impact of its faculty. 

With Interfolio’s Faculty Activity Reporting module, Scripps further invests in faculty, creating a central hub of data that allows individual scholars to share their research stories and activities, while powering data insights and accreditation at the institution level. Use of the Interfolio Data Service will provide an efficient process for faculty to input and validate their publication data and also allow seamless addition of this data to their individual profiles.

Since 2015, Scripps has streamlined their faculty hiring with Interfolio’s Faculty Search module, which allows for a user-friendly applicant experience for incoming faculty and provides collaborative capabilities for hiring committees. 

Among the world’s top contributors to biomedical research, Scripps Research faculty have produced over 1,100 patents, created nine FDA-approved drugs that are benefitting millions of people around the world, and earned $267 million in federal and state grant funding. Using Interfolio, administrators can seamlessly collect faculty members’ research accomplishments and other relevant information during the review and promotion processes, streamlining the review process while maintaining the institute’s existing workflows.

“We are honored to be working with Scripps Research in supporting their faculty who truly have a global impact—from their daily contributions in research that ultimately lead to groundbreaking scientific innovations in health and medicine,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Through this expanded engagement with Scripps Research, we are working hand-in-hand with one of the world’s most accomplished research institutions to unlock the full potential of faculty.”

ABOUT SCRIPPS RESEARCH

Scripps Research is a leading nonprofit biomedical research institute whose faculty and graduate students have made major advances in basic science and significant contributions to the development of new medicines. Scripps Research has a top ten ranked graduate program (U.S. News & World Report) and is ranked #1 in the world for scientific innovation by the leading science journal Nature. The unique structure of Scripps Research merges foundational studies in biology, chemistry and computer science with translational science to produce the next generation of drugs and advances in digital and precision medicine. Scientists in the institute’s five academic research departments work hand-in-hand with researchers at Calibr, its drug discovery division. Scripps Research’ mission is to train the next generation of scientific leaders, expand the frontiers of human knowledge, and accelerate the development of new medicines to improve lives around the planet.

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.

Top-ranked institution announces new partnership with faculty information system Interfolio

Oxford, UK  — February 11, 2021 — Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, ranked first in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, today announced its partnership with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System. The adoption of Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure module will give faculty and administrators access to a single digital platform for facilitating annual reviews. 

With this new technology, Saïd Business School administrators and faculty can prepare and share candidate materials and solicit letters of recommendation, including those from external reviewers. This digitally streamlined approach decreases administrative work and increases faculty time for teaching, student mentoring, and research. 

“At Saïd, we have a continuous improvement mentality,” stated Anne-Marie McBrien, Director of Faculty Services at Saïd Business School. “Combined with the impact of COVID and staff vacancies, the need to be administratively efficient has never been higher.”

Interfolio’s platform will improve the experience for faculty and administrators as they will have continuous role-protected digital access to their data and documents. Additionally, faculty accomplishments will live in perpetuity in their Dossier, which will be reusable and portable. 

“Our faculty are highly influential world leaders in their field. Their research and intellectual property is their personal brand, and we need the review of this work to be confidential, secure and modern,” stated Mark Bramwell, Chief Information Officer at Saïd Business School. “We needed a best in class solution to add to our IT portfolio that was robust, scalable and secure. That solution was Interfolio.”

With Interfolio, confidentiality and data security is maintained throughout the review process, mitigating risks of data leakage and breach, whilst adhering to GDPR and supporting the School’s Cyber Essentials Certification. 

“We know that top leaders in academia and their institutions require the most effective technology that supports their distinguished scholars researchers,” commented CEO of Interfolio, Andrew Rosen. “Saïd Business School is an innovative institution, and we are excited to partner with them to streamline the academic’s experience and support their goal of prioritizing teaching and world class research.” 

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ABOUT SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Saïd Business School is a young, vibrant and entrepreneurial business school deeply embedded in the world’s most prestigious university. Saïd Business School delivers cutting-edge education and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice and society. Saïd Business School educates people for successful business careers and, as a community, seeks to harness our collective expertise and knowledge to help tackle and solve pressing world scale issues such as demographic change, natural resource scarcity, and technological challenges. 

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

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

International college announces partnership with Interfolio

Kuwait City, Kuwait — February 4, 2021 — Kuwait University’s College of Engineering and Petroleum today announced its adoption of new technology to manage its faculty promotions. Working with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System, and its module for faculty advancement, Kuwait University will automate manual workflows, reducing the administrative burden on both faculty and staff members.

“Transitioning faculty reviews to an easy-to-use digital system increases efficiency and security,” states Maytham Safar, Head of the Promotion Committee at the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University. “We are pleased to join global peers in adopting Interfolio.”

Changing to Interfolio’s online platform enables the college to standardize and make clear the review and promotion process across departments. Additionally, using Interfolio increases the security and confidentiality of candidates’ review materials during and after the process, eliminating the need for multiple copies, folders, and physical storage space.

“Colleges and universities are increasingly turning to digital solutions to streamline historically cumbersome processes for faculty and administrators,” states Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “With this technology, Kuwait University is further enabling trustworthy and transparent review processes and freeing up time for the essential work of faculty—research, service, and teaching.”

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ABOUT KUWAIT UNIVERSITY

Kuwait University (KU) was established in October 1966, originally including the College of Science, the College of Arts, the College of Education, and the College for Women. The university is the state’s first public institution of higher education and research.

The university aims to preserve and transmit knowledge through scholarship and encourage innovation and development in the arts and the sciences. It comprises 17 colleges offering 91 undergraduate programs and 82 graduate programs.

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

Texas A&M University System institution partners with Interfolio

STEPHENVILLE, TX — January 28, 2021 — Tarleton State University, part of the Texas A&M University system, adopts Faculty Search and Review, Tenure and Promotion modules from Interfolio, provider of the leading Faculty Information System. With this new platform, faculty, applicants, and administrators benefit from consistent, digital workflows. 

“As we look to strategically recruit faculty and increase faculty diversity, we realized we needed a system designed for academia, and Faculty Search meets that need,” stated Diane Taylor, Associate Provost of Curriculum Assessment and Faculty Affairs at Tarleton State. “Our manual process for review, promotion and tenure—first on paper, then as PDFs—was no longer serving us. We needed a digital-first approach to efficiently manage this committee-driven work.”

Tarleton State’s use of Interfolio’s Review, Tenure, and Promotion (RPT) module will streamline the faculty advancement process, eliminating delays and administrative burdens for those involved. Additionally, it will increase consistency and confidentiality with managed access to faculty documents. 

To attract leading faculty, Tarleton State will adopt Faculty Search to ease the application process for candidates and streamline the experience for hiring committees. 

“We are happy to extend our collaboration with the Texas A&M System with this new partnership with Tarleton State University,” stated Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Supporting an institution’s strategic goals—including helping with faculty talent, diversity, and advancement—is our main priority at Interfolio.” 

Questions about the Interfolio implementation should be directed to Dr. Nate Heller (heller@tarleton.edu).

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ABOUT TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY 

With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within seven academic colleges. Tarleton State University provides an academically challenging education where learning is grounded in real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship, and service. As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is rich in history and tradition while being committed to student success and diversity. Tarleton strives to develop moral and ethical thinkers, scholars and leaders who demonstrate civility and integrity, while contributing meaningfully and responsibly to a global society.

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

December 4, 2020 — We are excited to announce that Interfolio Chief Financial Officer Jay Sweda has been selected as a 2020 Star CFO by DCA Live. Jay represents one of the top finance leaders in the Washington, DC area’s fastest growing and most exciting companies. 

Joining Interfolio in 2019, Jay has played a pivotal role in helping intelligently scale the company’s growth, and he has been instrumental in providing strategic and operational financial direction across the organization.  

“Being a CFO during a ScaleUp period (and especially during a pandemic) takes skill, expertise, and flexibility, all of which Jay embodies on a daily basis,” states Andrew Rosen, Interfolio CEO. “Jay is an integral part of our executive team at Interfolio, helping drive the future of our company and contributing to our stability during turbulent times. I couldn’t be happier that he received this nomination amongst the leading companies in the area. It’s certainly well deserved.”  

Prior to Interfolio, Jay served in finance leadership roles for a variety of technology-based organizations, focusing on providing strategic financial guidance through growth and turnaround opportunities. Read full bio.

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WHU – Otto Beisheim School partners with Interfolio to support strategic goals

VALLENDAR, GERMANY — December 1, 2020 — WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, ranked the best German business school by the Financial Times, today announced the adoption of new technology for their faculty hiring. Faculty Search, one of the modules of Interfolio’s Faculty Information System, will streamline manual, time-consuming processes.

This new software makes the recruitment process a more efficient and positive experience for both the job candidate and the selection committee. Additionally, for the committee members, Interfolio’s Faculty Search gives more visibility into all aspects of the search, and it enables better communication among the committee.

“Our School is growing rapidly, and recruitment of faculty has to keep pace. Our dated, time-consuming process was no longer sustainable. We needed a platform that could support our growth in a professional and efficient way,” stated Cindy Berdou, Project Manager, Dean’s Office at WHU. “Interfolio ensures we have timely, consistent, and equitable recruitment practices.”

WHU’s digitalization of recruitment will allow them to track how applicants heard about positions. Additionally, diversity data will be centralized in one platform, allowing for more frequent and accurate reporting. With the integrations offered, WHU can also connect their Faculty Search module to other systems of record.

“Interfolio’s platform enables top international business institutions like WHU to scale and grow—meeting their strategic goals—by removing inefficient, burdensome processes,” states Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “We’re pleased to welcome WHU as one of our leading global partners.”

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ABOUT WHU

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a leading German business school with an exceptional national and international reputation. WHU offers academic programs and continuing education for executives throughout their career. Founded in 1984 on the initiative of the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce and Industry, WHU has become a model for future-oriented research and teaching in business economics. WHU stands for ‘Excellence in Management Education’ and pursues this goal in its three core areas of activity: academic programs, research, and knowledge transfer in general management. WHU’s graduates, research, and profitable collaboration with business partners demonstrate the school’s success in achieving its mission.

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 400 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.

Prairie View A&M University announces partnership with Faculty Information System Interfolio to support faculty during recruitment, review, promotion, and activity reporting

PRAIRIE VIEW, TX — November 5, 2020 — Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) today announced the launch of a new digital platform to provide responsive support to faculty during every stage of their careers. Through a partnership with Interfolio, creator of the leading Faculty Information System, current and prospective faculty can now use a single, online platform—built specifically for faculty—for recruitment, promotion, and reporting processes. In turn, administrators will gain new insights into the faculty experience to understand faculty activity and responsibilities.

“We are in the midst of a digitization effort to replace legacy processes on our campus, and we realized there was a major opportunity to design a process for faculty career advancement that was made easier—and more intuitive—with digital technology,” said Dr. James Palmer, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Prairie View A&M University. “Faculty are at the heart of our institution—through the work they do as educators, scholars, and leaders. This work is about tapping the potential of technology to support faculty career growth and acknowledge the countless acts of great teaching, research, and service that happen on campus every day.”

As the latest university to adopt Interfolio’s Faculty Information System, PVAMU faculty and job applicants can easily complete and share essential documents, apply for tenure, and submit letters of recommendation. Faculty and administrators responsible for reviewing applicants and promotion candidates’ materials can seamlessly review these documents whenever and wherever they want, streamlining the review process. With the Interfolio platform, hiring and review workflows can be customized to fit the specific processes of each department.

All PVAMU departments will also have access to Interfolio’s Faculty Activity Reporting module, which will allow easy curation of research accomplishments and other scholarly activity as faculty prepare for the review process, gather information for grant proposals, and share their accomplishments with administrators and their peers. With an intuitive interface and integration with other platforms, Interfolio makes it as easy as possible for faculty members to input their data.

Additionally, PVAMU faculty and administrators will, for the first time, have access to data reflecting the full career progression and activity from faculty from across the institution. With a hub of verified data, administrators can provide faculty with greater transparency into the review and promotion process to build trust in these key career decisions. Faculty members can also use the data to gain new insights into the research interests of their peers and more easily identify opportunities for collaboration. 

“It is critical for the university to systematically collect the research and scholarly activities and outcomes to measure the impact, and demonstrate the new knowledge creation of our faculty to the broader community,” said Dr. Magesh Rajan, Vice President for Research and Innovation at Prairie View A&M University. “The new digital infrastructure, Interfolio, will enhance information gathering, effective data analytics, and gaining new insights on a broad range of research and scholarly contributions by our faculty.”

“As the faculty role continues to evolve with their scholarly contributions being strategically imperative to the success of higher education, institutions are finding it necessary to invest  in modern technologies to advance and streamline historically manual processes that act as impediments to their faculty,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “We are proud to be working with Prairie View A&M who clearly recognize how critical it is to support their faculty for the advancement of the institution.”

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ABOUT PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY

Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, Prairie View A&M University is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state.  With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses, and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degree programs through eight colleges and schools.  A member of The Texas A&M University System, the university is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research, and service. For more information about PVAMU, visit www.pvamu.edu.

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.

Partnership with the Public Urban Research University will Streamline Processes for Faculty Promotion, Tenure, and Activity Reporting

Washington, DC — October 21, 2020 — Interfolio, creator of the leading Faculty Information System, announced today a new agreement with Maryland’s preeminent public urban research university—Morgan State University—to launch a new platform to provide a centralized resource to more effectively recognize and review faculty impact on campus. Through the partnership, Interfolio will assist Morgan faculty with directly showcasing their scholarly stories—encompassing teaching, research and service—with peers and administrators. Administrators will now be able to access comprehensive validated data about faculty achievements to inform annual reviews, career development, and strategic decisions.

“We are delighted to be supporting Morgan State in their strategic initiatives around innovation and transformation in becoming a top research institution,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio.  “It is rewarding to be working with a thought leader that is taking action to empower their faculty to be a strong part of their strategic goals and success.”

Moving traditionally manual tenure and promotion cases online will save faculty and staff time while also allowing for consistent processes for promotion, tenure, sabbaticals, and faculty evaluations. With the combination of Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting and Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure, faculty have a shareable record of their teaching and scholarship activities. This transparency enables Morgan State’s goal to support and develop faculty throughout their careers, whether mentoring tenure-track faculty, projecting faculty activities for the year, or highlighting past accomplishments.

“We recognize the centrality of faculty to our institution’s current success and our future goals, especially in regards to research,” said Patricia Williams Lessane, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, at Morgan State. “Interfolio is our best opportunity to make significant changes in innovation, transformation, and disruption. We are excited to further support our faculty, students, and community with this technology.”

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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 400 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

ABOUT MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution offering more than 126 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.

Interfolio Data Service enables universities and colleges to realize full impact of academic data

WASHINGTON, D.C. — September 28, 2020 — Interfolio, pioneer of the Faculty Information System used by universities and colleges worldwide, today announced the release of the Interfolio Data Service (IDS), its newest offering that provides faculty and administrators with a streamlined way to import, validate, and make actionable their faculty’s scholarly contributions. 

Interfolio’s experience with higher education scholars and administrators over the past 20 years has revealed ongoing inefficiencies and burdens placed on institutions around this process. IDS provides a holistic solution and decreases the high administrative load for faculty and staff. Used in combination with its market-leading Faculty Activity Reporting, IDS retrieves scholarly data from an ever-expanding set of multi-disciplinary sources representing over 230 million citations and 60,000 journals. 

IDS enables its clients to take full advantage of established sources of scholarly data. The data service handles the complex processing and preparation of multiple independent data sources into a single feed—which is deduplicated and matched to specific faculty through machine learning algorithms. Within the platform, faculty can easily review and validate each record before it is saved to their ongoing faculty profile. This validation capability allows faculty to claim records as their own, creating trustworthy data for the scholar and the institution. 

With its regular ingestion of data, IDS enables ongoing accuracy and maintenance of faculty records, and by extension, faculty profiles—for past, current, and future scholarship. This process stands in contrast to other methods like CV parsing or manual data loads, which leads to quickly outdated information. IDS keeps the data accurate as faculty members keep producing new research and publications. 

“As one of the nation’s leading research universities, we continuously ask ourselves ‘how can we better support our faculty?'” states Paul Welty, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Faculty Affairs, at Emory University. “Given the importance of our faculty’s research output and worldwide impact, we want to offer an improved, streamlined way for how scholarship is entered and audited in our faculty activity reporting system and how it populates faculty profiles in order to help further amplify and showcase their great scholarly contributions.”

With its place within the Faculty Information System, IDS offers distinctive value for faculty, allowing data to be used within profiles of Faculty Activity Reporting, powering CVs, accreditation reports, and institutional storytelling. Additionally, with the integration between the Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting and Interfolio Review, Promotion, and Tenure modules, the data from IDS can be used for faculty evaluations. This actionability of the data creates value for faculty to validate and approve the data, as it populates their activity reports and reviews.

“Scholarly data—coupled with the ability to harness the power of its significance—is the foundation of the Faculty Information System. The Interfolio Data Service, with its groundbreaking validation of federated and disambiguated data, centers faculty scholarship,” states Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “The Data Service represents our continued evolution of the Faculty Information System as a platform and demonstrates our commitment to focusing on faculty and digitally streamlining historically arduous tasks.”  

The Interfolio Data Service is now available as part of Interfolio’s Faculty Information System platform. For more information, visit www.interfolio.com.

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.