Jean Ku and Kate Slavit join leading EdTech company

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

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

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

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

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ABOUT INTERFOLIO

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

Private research university adopts Interfolio software to achieve data security, process consistency and effective data collection

Houston, Texas — August 18, 2021 — Rice University, a premier private research university, ranked among the top 20 national universities by U.S. News & World Report, announced today the launch of a new software platform that will make faculty recruitment easier and enable efficient, standardized processes for faculty review, promotion and tenure.

Partnering with Interfolio, Rice University will implement Interfolio’s Faculty Search module to facilitate all stages of faculty recruitment and Interfolio’s Review, Promotion and Tenure (RPT) module to digitize the process for all faculty promotion and tenure reviews.

With this investment, Rice will streamline its faculty hiring process with a trusted system used by faculty around the world. Moving from a general software to one purpose-built for faculty will ease the administrative burden on hiring committees, while also improving the experience for the applicant.

Rice will use Interfolio’s electronic workflows and automations to ensure consistent review procedures across campus. Additionally, administrators can use Interfolio to easily check the stage of reviews, which increases transparency and saves time. 

“We chose Interfolio because we wanted a system specifically built for the unique needs of faculty, and we realized the need for technology that supports the full lifecycle of faculty actions,” says Dr. C. Fred Higgs III, Rice University’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. “With Interfolio’s Faculty Search and Review, Promotion and Tenure, we will effectively be providing an intuitive interface for our faculty from their first experience with Rice as an applicant to the important milestones throughout their careers.” 

Rice University administrators also appreciate that the new system will allow them to gather data in a centralized location. “Before, we couldn’t easily answer questions about particular trends in faculty promotion because the data was scattered across paper files,” explains Brad Blunt, Rice University’s Director for Academic Process. “Now, we can easily query and report on important information, such as diversity data in our promotion and tenure process.”

Interfolio’s suite of products, collectively referred to as their Faculty Information System, is designed to bring to campuses the kind of digital dexterity and data agility that the most sophisticated corporations have with their enterprise software.

“The world has gone digital, and we created our Faculty Information System to give faculty and administrators the digital capabilities they need to effectively operate,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Whether your institution is a top research university like Rice or a small liberal arts college, attracting and supporting great faculty is central to institutional success.”

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ABOUT RICE UNIVERSITY

Located in an urban environment on a 300-acre tree-lined campus, Rice University seizes its advantageous position to pursue path-breaking research and create innovative collaboration opportunities that contribute to the betterment of our world. Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition, which is why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life and best value among private universities.

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

Private university selects Interfolio platform for streamlined efficiency

Jacksonville, Fla. —July 21, 2021 — Jacksonville University, Northeast Florida’s premier private university, announced today the launch of a new digital platform to enable a standardized and efficient process for faculty annual review, promotion, and tenure decisions.

Jacksonville University is partnering with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System, to implement its Review, Promotion & Tenure module, which will establish digital, standardized faculty evaluation processes across all departments and schools. This investment in innovation is the result of a collaborative effort led by the University’s Faculty Affairs Committee, chaired by Dr. Kimberly Beasley.

Previously, faculty compiled paper documents and completed multiple forms to submit their academic accomplishments. With these cumbersome approaches, the format and scope of materials being reviewed varied widely. A digital platform will ensure consistency and compliance with new campus-wide guidelines, improving efficiency and equity. Additionally, the processes for annual evaluations, tenure, and promotion will be easier and clearer for faculty members, committees, and administrators.

“We wanted a system that enables a consistent, transparent evaluation process for our talented faculty and signals to prospective hires that we have strong faculty-centered software systems in place,” says Dr. Will Miller, Jacksonville University’s Executive Director of Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Strategic Planning. “With this investment in Interfolio, we are supporting our faculty’s success, giving them additional resources and freeing up their time for teaching, research, and service.”

The adoption of this new technology will support Jacksonville University’s accreditation review as well, providing a digital way to execute against the new, systemized standards developed by the Faculty Affairs committee. 

“Our solutions are designed to make life easier for faculty and administrators,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “The more we streamline and simplify administrative tasks for faculty members, the more time they have for what they do best: teaching, advising and research. Empowering faculty this way is especially important at a school like Jacksonville University, which combines a University’s breadth of academic offerings with the close student-faculty interaction of a small college.”

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ABOUT JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

Named one of the Best Regional Universities in the South for more than 15 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida. Founded in 1934, the University offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs, including in-demand degrees in Nursing, Business, Biology and Marine Science, Engineering, Finance, as well as those in the more contemporary and specialized fields of Aviation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Film, Animation, and Sports Business. Jacksonville University, with its four colleges, five schools and two institutes, is located in a beautiful riverfront setting in suburban Jacksonville, across the St. Johns River from downtown and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 240-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.

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 institutions will discuss equity, data ethics, and faculty information systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 14, 2021 — Interfolio, creator of the first Faculty Information System, will host its Interfolio Virtual Summit from Thursday, July 15, to Friday, July 16, 2021. 

In its third year, this event brings together faculty affairs leaders from over 300 colleges and universities around the world for thought leadership, networking, and informative sessions, to build a robust and evolving community of practice for the field. 

Centered around the theme “Advancing the Academic Community: Empowering Scholars to Achieve Institutional Success,” the Summit will address multiple topics relating to the relationship between faculty and institutional success, including — 

  • advancing strategic goals with a faculty information system; 
  • streamlining insights into faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 
  • the social purpose of higher education in the 21st century.

“Each year, the Interfolio Virtual Summit helps faculty affairs leaders learn from one another about useful practices and approaches for supporting faculty development,” says Andrew Rosen, CEO at Interfolio. “This year, we’re particularly excited to include a variety of sessions that provide both a high-level view of higher education goals and detailed discussion of technology and strategies for supporting faculty and institutional success.”

Featured sessions include —

  • “Moving to Outcomes: Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives” with speakers from Stony Brook University, Dartmouth University, Colorado College, and Gettysburg College; 
  • “Principles of Data Ethics in Higher Education and Why it Matters” with scholars from Universiteit Brussel, New York University, and Tulane University;
  • “HBCU Leaders in Conversation” with panelists from Kentucky State University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University; 
  • “Contemporary Uses and Configurations of Faculty Activity Reporting” with panelists from Bowling Green State University, The Scripps Research Institute, and Columbia University; and 
  • “Achieving Strategic Goals with a Faculty Information System” with speakers from Meharry Medical College, California State University-Fullerton, and DePaul University.

“The Virtual Summit is a welcome opportunity to share our story and learn from our peers,” says Dr. Allysceaeioun Britt, Interim Vice President in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development and Assistant Professor for the Division of Public Health Practice, at Meharry Medical College. “I look forward to hearing about others’ experiences and successes in weathering the storm of the pandemic and preparing for a return to normal campus life in the fall.”

The Summit will be available to watch as a real-time broadcast, with select sessions available on-demand afterward. Summit registration is open to the Interfolio community, free of charge. 

The full agenda of the Interfolio Virtual Summit is now available. A listing of all the Summit’s sessions follows.

  • Keynote Address: “Beyond Recruiting…Retaining Underrepresented Minoritized Faculty & Graduate Students: First Understand the Barriers, then Dismantle Them” with Dr. Ebony O. McGee, an Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
  • “How to Successfully Lead Change Management and Faculty Adoption Initiatives” with panelists from New York University and George Mason University
  • “Stories from the Field: Managing Interfolio Long-Term” with presenters from Interfolio
  • “Documenting Personnel Processes and Increasing User Adoption” with speakers from Arizona State University
  • “Moving to Outcomes: Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives” with speakers from Stony Brook University, Dartmouth University, Colorado College, and Gettysburg College
  • “Harnessing APIs to Streamline Faculty Hiring with Seamless Integrations” with panelists from Georgetown University
  • “Achieving Strategic Goals with a Faculty Information System” with speakers from Meharry Medical College, California State University-Fullerton, and DePaul University
  • “Contemporary Uses and Configurations of Faculty Activity Reporting” with panelists from Bowling Green State University, The Scripps Research Institute, and Columbia University
  • “Streamlining Insights with Reportable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Activities” with Emory University
  • “The Interfolio Product Roadmap in 2021 and Beyond” with panelists from Interfolio
  • “Maximizing Efficiency with Creative Uses of Review, Promotion & Tenure” with speakers from Elizabeth City State University
  • “HBCU Leaders in Conversation” with panelists from Kentucky State University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University
  • “The New Power University: The Social Purpose of Higher Education in the 21st Century” with Interfolio’s CEO Andrew Rosen and Professor Jonathan Grant, Senior Advisor to Interfolio UK and a Professor of Public Policy at King’s College London
  • “Principles of Data Ethics in Higher Education and Why It Matters” with presenters from Universiteit Brussel, New York University, and Tulane University
  • “Using the Interfolio API for Greater Flexibility in Review, Promotion & Tenure” with a presenter from the University of Pennsylvania

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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

International business school implements Interfolio to recruit leading academic talent  

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China —July 7, 2021 — Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS), a graduate-level business school in Shenzhen, China, announced today that it is adopting the Faculty Search platform offered by Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System. 

Using the Faculty Search module, institutions can publish a publicly accessible landing page for each faculty position and list them all on a clean, searchable, auto-generated job board. In addition, the platform enables an online electronic workflow for the whole academic recruitment process, including applications and committee review. The cloud-based software also ensures that letters are kept confidential and that diversity data is collected and can be reported.

“Before adopting Faculty Search, academic recruitment was a time-consuming process in which we did everything manually,” says Alice Yun, who coordinates faculty and staff recruitment at PHBS. “Relying on email and Excel to track hundreds of applications was difficult, and we had to hire teaching assistants to help. But with Faculty Search, we’ve saved so much time.”

Additionally, Yun cited how critical it was that Interfolio is well known and trusted by international applicants, since PHBS is the most internationalized Chinese national business school.

“When you’re competing for top tier international scholars, and you are using historic manual hiring processes, we have found that institutions are at great risk of losing great candidates to institutions that move faster using streamlined digital capabilities,” explains Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Faculty Search makes academic recruitment simple and efficient, so that institutions can find strong candidates, make a great first impression and move quickly to build strong academic teams.”

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ABOUT PEKING UNIVERSITY HSBC BUSINESS SCHOOL

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was founded in 2004 with the vision to advance Peking University’s involvement in global economics, finance, and management research. Located in Shenzhen, PHBS brings Peking University’s historical presence and first-tier business education programs to the country’s south and benefits from the dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit of the thriving city.

PHBS currently offers a doctoral program, specialized master’s programs, an MBA program, an executive MBA program, and numerous executive development programs. With internationalization as its goal, PHBS has been accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EFMD, and taken a bold step by opening a new campus in Oxfordshire, England.

As the most internationalized China-national business school, PHBS offers about 130 graduate level business courses per year, taught in English. 80 full-time international and Chinese faculty have earned their PhDs from top institutions. All of your classmates, 95% of whom are Chinese nationals, are fluent in English and have graduated from the top universities in China. As such, students can take advantage of our highly internationalized campus.

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 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