Upcoming Webinar: Academic Hiring and Promotion Worldwide

Featuring London Business School + American University of Paris

April 22, 2021 / 11 AM EDT (US) / 5 PM Central European Summer Time

Please join us for a virtual presentation about more effectively and equitably managing academic employment workflows, especially hiring and promotion. We’ll speak with two global universities about their challenges and outcomes of adopting Interfolio to manage such processes.

As American University of Paris and London Business School have seen with regard to their academic recruitment experience, Interfolio takes a distinctive scholar-centric approach. Interfolio gives both academics and professional staff a familiar, consistent experience throughout both the hiring and evaluation/promotion experiences.

In addition to hearing from AUP and LBS, you will be privy to a brief demonstration of the Interfolio modules for hiring and for promotion/evaluation. In these areas, the multi-module Interfolio Faculty Information System benefits universities with:

  • More efficient academic evaluation workflows
  • More equitable and transparent academic employment practices
  • Better supported scholar development
  • And more

What you’ll learn

By using Interfolio to manage the hiring of new academics and as a workflow for promotional processes, our client guests have gained:

  • Significant efficiencies while mirroring human resources’ processes, leading to a streamlined process for both applicants and hiring committees
  • A consistent, secure, digital environment to manage faculty promotions and reviews instead of a complex, paper-based workflow
  • Greater clarity and ease for prospective instructors/researchers who are considering or applying to academic positions at the institution

Our client guests

Siân Smith | Assistant Director, Faculty HR | Research and Faculty Office

London Business School

Sinead Foley | Executive Assistant to the Provost

The American University of Paris


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated 2020 edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

On-Demand Webinar: Faculty Affairs and Academic Reviews During COVID: Advice for Going Digital (in partnership with AASCU)

Faculty and academic affairs personnel showed resilience and innovation in 2020.

Panelists from Elizabeth City State University (N.C.), San Francisco State University, and University of Wisconsin-Platteville discussed how their institution’s faculty evaluations were affected by COVID and how technology, including Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure platform, helped keep these important processes equitable and on track.

The panelists answered questions such as:

  • How have institutions balanced the needs of faculty and administrators?
  • What process changes made during the pandemic might become the new normal?

Also hear innovative ways institutions use the software for other workflow- and committee-driven processes during COVID and beyond.

This Webinar was recorded on April 7, 2021 at 2pm EST


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

On-Demand Panel: Maximizing Faculty Data with a Faculty Information System

Watch the panel discussion for global and institutional views of faculty impact.

Representatives from University of Toledo and Kings College London share their perspectives.

Universities have access to a wealth of data about the work of scholars—but how can that data be actionable and beneficial to both the faculty and the institution? How can a faculty information system that focuses on a full picture of faculty contributions and development—research, teaching, grants, committee work, innovation—most productively fuel research collaboration and public research profiles?

Jonathan Grant discusses research impact from a global viewpoint. Grant is the Founding Director of Different Angles, senior advisor to Researchfish, professor of public policy at King’s College London, and author of the forthcoming book The New Power University.

Elissa Falcone, an Academic Project Manager, shares a case study on how The University of Toledo tracks and reports scholarship, teaching, and service to support faculty and institutional goals. The discussion explores what a faculty information system-centered approach to RIM entails.


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

On-Demand Digital Roundtable: East Stroudsburg University + University of North Carolina, Pembroke

How Modern Universities Manage Faculty Evaluations

Interfolio is different from conventional data/workflow technologies due to its “full lifecycle” approach to your faculty members’ time at your institution. 

In addition to flexible evaluation workflows that eliminate hours of administrative work, ensure compliance with policies, and give faculty clarity, Interfolio helps universities:

  • Anticipate future faculty milestones and eligibility
  • See a visual representation of all faculty career paths (both expected and actual)
  • Easily document, confirm, and compare faculty employment agreements
  • Hire faculty and report on recruitment data
  • Easily collect and report on reliable faculty activity data

About our client guests

We were thrilled to speak with Dr. William Bajor, Director Graduate & Extended Studies and Dr. Rob Smith (AVP) at East Stroudsburg University and Dr. Scott Billingsley, Professor of History and Associate Provost at University of North Carolina, Pembroke about how they have improved faculty evaluations at their institutions. Both of these institutions have joined the growing number of colleges and universities that run faculty evaluations and other workflows through the Interfolio platform.

We discussed aspects like:

  • How Interfolio alleviates the administrative burden required to conduct faculty evaluation cases properly and equitably
  • What kinds of new information and transparency around faculty career development these universities have gained by using Interfolio
  • Why an effective faculty evaluations technology has become a new requirement for modern universities of all sizes

We also provided a short product demonstration to better understand the Interfolio module approach.

This Digital Roundtable was recorded on March 25, 2021


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated 2020 edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

On-Demand Webinar: How Georgetown Streamlined Faculty Hiring with Seamless Integrations

Learn how a leading institution is maximizing integrations to streamline faculty searches

Georgetown University has been an Interfolio partner for over five years, and has long been an innovative leader in modernizing various faculty processes. Georgetown leverages Interfolio Faculty Search to recruit top talent and facilitate committee reviews within a user-friendly platform. Like many institutions, Georgetown conducts other aspects of searches such as budgeting and approval through an Enterprise Resource Planning system like Workday. 

In this webinar, Georgetown will demonstrate the following outcomes of adopting Interfolio:
  1. A consistent process for candidates and departments
  2. Uniform data collection for applicants and committees
  3. Compliance with EEO and Demographic Reporting
  4. Increased efficiency by saving time on transfers of information
  5. How easy Interfolio is to use for applicants and search committees

Featuring

Emily Fitzgerald

Georgetown University
HCM Senior Business Analyst
University Information Services

Charlie Leonhardt

Georgetown University
Director of Online Initiatives and Innovation University Information Services


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated 2020 edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

Webinar: Modernizing Faculty Management: Interfolio’s Vision and Roadmap for 2021

Higher education—and indeed, the world at large—has undergone a dramatic shift this past year. We look ahead to 2021 and our vision for empowering scholars worldwide to advance their work, their careers, and their institutions.

CEO Andrew Rosen discussed how Interfolio’s platform approach connects academic recruitment, faculty activity data, committee work, and impact tracking, bringing the scholar’s professional journey into a central place.

Ben Wang, Senior Vice President of Product, discussed our customer-centric approach to product strategy and will share themes and initiatives of the 2021 roadmap.

In this webinar, we covered:
  • How faculty and their challenges impact Interfolio’s work and product outlook, and what we learned in 2020
  • What faculty technology trends/patterns we’ve seen recently, including Faculty Information Systems being named a top 10 strategic technology for higher education in 2020 by Gartner (attribute) 
  • Where Interfolio is headed with our upcoming product innovation

Webinar Guests

Andrew Rosen

Andrew Rosen

Chief Executive Officer, Interfolio

Ben

Ben Wang

Senior Vice President, Product, Interfolio

This webinar aired in January 2021.


Faculty Information System

White Paper: The Faculty Information System

Read the updated 2020 edition of our popular white paper to find out:

  • Why build for faculty first?
  • What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying faculty work with a modern, digital-first system
  • The six specific elements of higher education faculty information

Planning for new faculty technology: Change management & Best practices

Everything you need to know to be ready for the fall 2021 academic year
(Spoiler alert: it’s not too soon) 

2021 is almost here, and before we realize it, we will be welcoming the fall academic year (and the related set of appointments and reviews). How might this year be different for you and your faculty? Is adopting new faculty technology on your list for the year ahead? 

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

We get it. 2020 has been full of challenges. And, we’ve seen how streamlining and digitizing faculty management can be smooth and beneficial. Many of your peers have done it, and throughout the process, we’ve learned what works best.

This free webinar, geared towards institutions who are looking to adopt and implement new faculty technology, shares best practices for this transition and how to best roll out this change on campus for maximum faculty adoption. 

We share stories from peers on what worked well (and didn’t). Additionally, we discuss what implementation of a modular system for various review workflows and managing faculty journeys would look like so you can plan ahead.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:
  • How (and when) to involve your colleagues and leadership for a successful change to an online faculty management system
  • How peers have implemented faculty technology
  • What a common approximate timeline is for an institution to roll out new technology for fall processes 
  • What digital systems for review, promotion, and tenure and lifecycle management could look like on your campus

Webinar Guests

Josh Gianitsis

Project Manager, Interfolio

Tommy O’Boyle

Account Executive, Interfolio


Change Management - University Faculty Technology - Interfolio

White Paper

Managing Change When Implementing Faculty Technology

Download the White Paper to learn about:

  • How faculty-focused leaders achieve meaningful change
  • Ways to engage individuals on personal, emotional, and cultural levels, in order to adopt new tools
  • How to best manage the timeline and pacing of a new change

On-Demand Webinar: How to Improve Your Faculty Activity Reporting

Watch this discussion on the flexible and varied uses of the right faculty activity reporting system. 

Best practices from University of Wyoming and Winthrop University

A well-known challenge in higher education is collecting, accessing, presenting, and analyzing data about the professional activities of scholars.

In this free webinar, University of Wyoming and Winthrop University discuss how they approach faculty activity reporting on their campuses. 

In 2019, the University of Wyoming was the first institution to include the Interfolio Lifecycle Management along with the use of the Faculty Activity Reporting and Review, Promotion & Tenure modules. Annual reviews, CV generation, accreditation, and reporting are just a few outputs from Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting at Wyoming. 

Winthrop was the first institution ever to adopt the full available Interfolio platform for hiring, activity reporting, and faculty review workflows in 2017. Today, they use Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting to realize consistent and efficient processes across campus and bring value at once to faculty and administration with faculty activity reporting. 

“As a land grant institution, we are committed to supporting thriving agriculture, natural resources, people, and communities in Wyoming through quality education, innovative research, and impactful engagement. Building on our history and identity as Wyoming’s sole land-grant and public flagship institution, we are developing more effective, sustainable, and equitable relationships with our communities to address the complex economic and social challenges facing Wyoming, and the world. Interfolio is part of how universities like ours tell this story.”

Tami Benham-Deal, P.E.D Vice Provost for Academic Personnel University of Wyoming

Webinar Guests

Aneesa McDonald

Faculty Information Specialist, University of Wyoming

Brian Hipp

Director of Business Intelligence and Data Management, Winthrop University

Lori Nealy

Account Manager, Interfolio

Kafui Dzaka

Sales Engineer, Interfolio


Best Practices Checklist

Faculty Information Management

Download the checklist to learn about:

  • Building a foundation for faculty data
  • Establishing buy-in
  • Addressing data collection challenges

On-Demand Webinar: Announcing the Interfolio Data Service featuring Emory University

Learn about higher education’s new path to trustworthy academic data.

Please join us for a free webinar about faculty data and how universities can streamline their faculty activity reporting needs.

Special guest Bridget Mullaney, MD, of the FACET Project Team in the Office of the Provost at Emory University, joins us to share a case study on their approach to activity reporting with Interfolio, and we will discuss why Emory was drawn to the innovative new Interfolio Data Service. 

Launched fall 2020, the Interfolio Data Service represents a new way of tackling a fundamental challenge in academic information management: ensuring the ongoing reliability of faculty activity data. 

Emory University is the first higher education institution to partner with Interfolio on the vision of the new Data Service and its potential to populate the Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting database with reliable citation data. We’ll hear what problems they are seeking to solve with this groundbreaking offering.

Featuring

Bridget Mullaney, MD

FACET Project Team, Office of the Provost, Emory University

Katie James, Ph.D

Product Manager, Interfolio

Lauren Wolk, MBA

Senior Project Manager, Interfolio

This webinar took place in October 2020.


White Paper: Data in Faculty Affairs

How Modern Universities Can Get the Most out of Tracking Data

Download the free white paper to learn about:

  • 3 core types of faculty activity data 
  • Main pain points your peers face around faculty data
  • Best practices from peer institutions

“Before requiring information, think deeply about why you need it and whether collecting it is worth the potential inconvenience to faculty.”

David Schwartz
Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

On-Demand Webinar: How London Business School Improved Faculty Hiring & Recruitment

Struggling with a complex paper and email-based workflow around hiring, London Business School faced challenges in managing faculty recruitment and on-boarding.


Whether you’re a business school or not, if you work in hiring academics in higher education, you’ll want to understand how leading institutions like London Business School are going about it.

In this free webinar, Sian Smith, Assistant Director, Faculty HR discusses topics like:

  • How has London Business School optimised academic hiring remotely?
  • What challenges were they facing, and what has the impact been of moving to the Interfolio platform for hiring, promotions, and data?
  • Why does London Business School benefit from Interfolio’s full lifecycle approach to academic engagement?

The webinar also includes a demonstration of the Interfolio Faculty Search module for academic recruiting.

Not ready to watch just now? Read the highlights from this webinar on our blog and learn about London Business School’s move to an international recruitment and hiring system in Interfolio.

Optimising Shared Governance in a Remote Environment

How can institutions ensure a faculty recruitment process that is not only fair and equitable, but also attracts diverse, talented candidates?

This white paper outlines the five main steps to follow when hiring a new faculty member for your college or university.