Upcoming Webinar: A Modern Online Solution for Academic Review and Promotion Workflows for Larger Institutions

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 // 11am ET

How are you currently managing the essential faculty advancement and workflow processes for promotion and tenure? Many institutions are relying on paper-based systems, piecemeal digital solutions, or a stopgap option such as SharePoint, Google Drive, or Box.

If this sounds familiar, join our webinar to hear why you need to consider making a change now so that your institution can achieve its strategic goals and faculty excellence. Plus, our software is chosen by faculty members (and administrative staff) time and time again. 

In this live webinar we’ll discuss the following:

  1. How a system for transparent, equitable reviews demonstrates your investment and value of faculty
  2. How Interfolio solves for your unique challenges with its 20 years of expertise working in higher education 
  3. What kinds of new information around faculty career development universities have gained by using Interfolio
  4. Why an effective faculty evaluations technology has become a new requirement for modern universities of all sizes that consider diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives paramount to their success
  5. How Interfolio Professional Services can mitigate and alleviate change management challenges

Why should you partner with Interfolio?

Join this live, virtual event to find out how Interfolio has helped administrators, deans, and faculty evaluation committees to save time, be more focused, and stay consistent in decisions. We’ll also explore why they chose Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure module instead of other vendors or a homegrown system.


Some Interfolio clients with Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) on campus include, among many others:

Carnegie Mellon UniversityUniversity of Arizona
Johns Hopkins UniversityDartmouth College
Texas A & M University-College StationNew York University
DePaul UniversityYale University
Tulane University of LouisianaOberlin College


“One of the most important factors for success in transitioning from a paper-based RTP process to a digital format is supporting the culture change with a product that is intuitive and user-friendly for faculty candidates, committee members, administrators, and support staff.  Because Interfolio is tailored to the needs of faculty and the RTP process and provides superior customer service, we will be able to manage that culture change more easily and realize the benefits of a digital RTP process.”   

Natalie Bersig, Director of Faculty Affairs / California State University, Long Beach

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Upcoming Webinar: Managing Faculty Promotion and Tenure Online at Smaller Colleges and Universities

Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 11 AM ET

How are you currently managing the essential faculty advancement and workflow processes for promotion and tenure? Many institutions are relying on paper-based systems or a stopgap digital solution with SharePoint, Google Drive, or Box.

If this sounds familiar, join our webinar to hear why you need to consider making a change now so that your institution can achieve its strategic goals and faculty excellence.

In this live webinar we’ll discuss the following:

  1. Faculty are at the core of every initiative in higher education: They generate all the revenue, they are the largest component of cost in the form of academic payroll, they are ultimately responsible for student success, moving diversity and inclusion strategies forward, growing reputation and brand, but most notably influencing rank, and governance
  2. How Interfolio solves for your unique challenges with its 20 years of expertise working in higher education 
  3. How Interfolio alleviates the administrative burden required to conduct faculty evaluation cases properly and equitably
  4. What kinds of new information and transparency around faculty career development universities have gained by using Interfolio
  5. Why an effective faculty evaluations technology has become a new requirement for modern universities of all sizes

Why should you choose Interfolio as a partner?

Join this live, virtual event to find out how Interfolio has helped administrators, deans, and faculty evaluation committees save time and collaborate efficiently at many of your peer institutions, some of which are listed below. We’ll also explore why they chose Interfolio’s Interfolio Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) module over other solutions or homegrown systems.

Today over 400 higher education institutions, research funders, and academic organizations based in 15 countries—and over 700,000 active scholars on the job market—use Interfolio’s technology. We understand the big initiatives and can partner with your institutions and teams of all sizes.


Interfolio clients with at least Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) on campus include:

Kentucky State UniversityMeharry Medical College
Winthrop UniversityElizabeth City State University
Swarthmore CollegeGallaudet University
Haverford CollegeJacksonville University (Florida)
California Institute of the ArtsColby College


“Institutions are presented with a lot of options for software. We did not find any other tool that is so faculty focused, and that has tools so well designed for an academic division, like Interfolio. It’s worked out better than we could have imagined to have a product designed with our needs in mind.”

Erin Walsh, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Administration, Bryn Mawr College

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On-Demand Virtual Forum – Leaders in Academic Affairs: the Power of Data

Institutional leaders, on a global scale, are faced with the challenge of prioritizing various institutional goals on a set budget. In an increasingly digital world, a Faculty Information System (FIS) is becoming higher education’s imperative to save faculty time and reduce administrative burden. One data-driven focus area of the FIS by Interfolio is robust reporting for internal and external needs—like accreditation— supporting institutional leaders with a responsive tool within their academic tech stack. Hear perspectives on the realm of faculty data from client guests at University of Missouri and University of Nevada, Reno. Today over 400 higher education institutions, research funders, and academic organizations based in 15 countries—and over 700,000 active scholars on the job market—use Interfolio’s technology. 

In this On-Demand virtual event you’ll understand:

  • Why institutions choose an FIS to support various faculty processes & reporting needs
  • How modern technology yields a competitive advantage over peers
  • What data goals an FIS might help you achieve 
  • The benefits of a platform-approach and more

“Faculty need to be able to provide the whole story of what they do to their chair: teaching, research, and service—and the impact of these activities…These stories are invaluable as administrators must communicate the impact of the faculty and their work to the public and legislators.”

-Kathy Schmidtke Felts, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics, University of Missouri System

This webinar was recorded on May 20, 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: Academic Hiring and Promotion Worldwide

Featuring London Business School + American University of Paris

In this virtual presentation about more effectively and equitably managing academic employment workflows, especially hiring and promotion, we spoke 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

This Webinar was recorded on April 22, 2021 at 11 AM EST (US)


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: 4 Ways Interfolio Makes Faculty Evaluations More Equitable

Learn How Leading Universities Approach Modern Academic Affairs Management

How do modern universities ensure faculty professional evaluations and academic career advancement are equitable and consistent?

Well, for one thing, they run their faculty evaluations through Interfolio.

Watch our on-demand free webinar and moderated Q&A to find out how the widely acclaimed Interfolio Faculty Information System actively addresses fairness and transparency around faculty evaluations, and see it in action.

This aspect of academic affairs is increasingly viewed as a critical consideration—whether the workflow is annual review, tenure, promotion, or other career moments like sabbaticals. 

Find out why hundreds of the world’s leading universities use Interfolio for their faculty professional reviews, including:

  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • University of Chicago
  • London Business School
  • Emory University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 3 City University of New York (CUNY) Campuses
  • 18 of the 23 California State Universities
  • And many more

You’ll learn:

  • What makes the Interfolio approach fundamentally different (and why so many of the world’s most influential institutions use it today)
  • Which specific features and actions can shape a more equitable faculty review landscape
  • How all stakeholders benefit from this modern method—from faculty being reviewed, to committees, to senior academic leadership, to professional staff

“One of the most important factors for success in transitioning from a paper-based RTP process to a digital format is supporting the culture change with a product that is intuitive and user-friendly for faculty candidates, committee members, administrators, and support staff.  Because Interfolio is tailored to the needs of faculty and the RTP process and provides superior customer service, we will be able to manage that culture change more easily and realize the benefits of a digital RTP process.”   

-Natalie Bersig, Director of Faculty Affairs / California State University, Long Beach

This Webinar was recorded on Wednesday, June 23, 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: 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