On-Demand: Virtual Roundtable: Driving Faculty and Institutional Success

The last 18 months have created unique difficulties for every industry—and higher education is no exception. Ongoing change is inevitable, and supporting faculty is even more crucial now. Indeed, faculty are at the crux of institutional success, impacting governance, cost, revenue, student success, inclusion, and rank.

So how can you best support their growth and development?

Listen to the conversation with faculty affairs leaders who are using the Faculty Information System to not only make hiring, advancement, and activity reporting simpler, administratively, for their faculty—but also to make a real impact on a faculty member’s career progression.

With additional visibility into the data and their faculty, universities can explore:

  • Is there an equitable service workload across faculty?
  • How to address advancement with regards to research and tenure pauses, especially with the disproportionate effect on women, caretakers, and BIPOC faculty.
  • What are trends in promotions and advancement, and how can mentoring or additional interventions support early career faculty?
  • How to showcase a range of faculty and their research in press and promotional materials.

We gathered for an interactive conversation to hear how the Interfolio platform provides administrators and department chairs data and visibility to support scholars across their career journey.

Hear from: 

Kim Eby |Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs| George Mason University

Cheryl Koos | Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs & Development | CSU Dominguez Hills


What is a Virtual Roundtable?

Interfolio clients shared how our system has enabled positive change and visibility into their faculty advancement processes. Fellow higher education leaders joined us in dialogue—to connect and discuss their best practices, personal examples, and more.

These universities have committed to putting their faculty first. Will you?

  • Boston College
  • University of Michigan
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • John Hopkins University
  • Queen’s University
  • London Business School

We discussed:

  • How the Interfolio product suite can solve your institutions’ unique challenges with regards to faculty career advancement in today’s world
  • Why our partner institutions have chosen to partner with us over other vendors or home grown systems
  • Best practices for change management and faculty system adoption

eBook: Strategic Success with Faculty Activity Reporting

eBook: Supporting Faculty Careers (During COVID-19 and Beyond)

Download the free eBook to understand:

  • What has worked best for colleges and universities that handle faculty affairs processes online
  • Why today may be the right time to rethink faculty development programs and resources
  • How the Interfolio platform is helping your peer universities adapt to changes in the faculty work experience

Advancing Equity in Higher Education STEM

Dr. Ebony O. McGee, Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, presents “Beyond Recruiting… Retaining Underrepresented Minoritized Faculty & Graduate Students: First Understand the Barriers, then Dismantle Them.”

Her research and work explores “the social, material, and health costs of academic achievement and problematizing traditional forms of success in higher education, with an unapologetic focus on Black folk in these places and spaces.” This free on demand session addresses the important issue of advancing equity in Higher Education STEM. Watch below:

About Dr. Ebony O. McGee, Professor of Diversity and STEM Education

As a professor of diversity and STEM education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, I investigate what it means to be racially marginalized while minoritized in the context of learning and achieving in STEM higher education and in the STEM professions. I study in particular the racialized experiences and racial stereotypes that adversely affect the education and career trajectories of underrepresented groups of color. This involves exploring the socialmaterial, and healthcosts of academic achievement and problematizing traditional forms of success in higher education, with an unapologetic focus on Black folk in these places and spaces. My National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant investigates how marginalization undercuts success in STEM through psychological stress, interrupted STEM career trajectories, impostor phenomenon, and other debilitating race-related trauma for Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx doctoral students. 


Education is my second career; I left a career in electrical engineering to earn a PhD in mathematics education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago, and a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University. With funding from seven NSF grants, I cofounded the Explorations in Diversifying Engineering Faculty Initiative or EDEFI (pronounced “edify”). I also cofounded the Institute in Critical Quantitative and Mixed Methodologies Training for Underrepresented Scholars (ICQCM), which aims to be a go-to resource for the development of quantitative and mixed-methods skillsets that challenge simplistic quantifications of race and marginalization. ICQCM receives support from the NSF, The Spencer Foundation, and the W. T. Grant Foundation.

My first solo-authored book is entitled Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation.

My research has been featured in prominent media outlets, including The Atlantic, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Nature Human Behaviour, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Higher Education Today, NPR’s Codeswitch, The Hechinger Report, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Inside Higher Education, Tennessean, Washington Monthly,and The UK Voice Online.

Visit the EDEFI website and the ICQCM website


Interfolio’s Faculty Information System

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On-Demand Webinar: A Modern Online Solution for Academic Review and Promotion Workflows at Larger Institutions

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, watch our webinar, recorded in August 2021, 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 webinar we 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?

Watch this recording 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 the Review, Promotion, and Tenure module 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

On-Demand: Five Ways Interfolio Supports Academic Recruitment & Hiring

Make the experience better for applicants and hiring committees

What do global universities, individual departments, and graduate program centers have in common?

Well, for one thing, they run their academic recruitment, hiring, and appointments through Interfolio to make an efficient, seamless process for all that are involved.

Watch this free on-demand webinar and moderated Q&A to explore how you add strategic value to your institution with Faculty Search—and, if you have impending deadlines, it is possible to implement and post a position within 14 days with your dedicated Interfolio project manager.


With Faculty Search, your institution will have the leading platform used and preferred by faculty (including 1 million job hunters)—and, the process will be modern and represent your institution well from the job posting through hiring.

Faculty Search:

  • Gives you access to a centralized applicant pool
  • Supports your equity and inclusion efforts
  • Reduces friction for candidates and administrators with efficiencies in workflow
  • Enables data-driven decision-making and insights
  • Bolsters your institution’s recruiting power, reducing the time-to-hire competitive talent

Our acclaimed Services team, supported by our robust Interfolio University courses, will ensure your success, with best practices learned from implementing hundreds of your peers.

“I consider Interfolio the Rolls Royce of customer service.”

Georgia Davidis, Faculty Dossier Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer, Office of the Provost
Haverford College

Find out why almost 200 higher education departments, colleges, universities, and professional organizations use Interfolio to remain competitive in academic hiring and appointments, including:

  • Stanford University
  • Boston College
  • Baylor University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • San Diego State University
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
  • New York Historical Society
  • Emory University
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • 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)
  • Why higher education leaders choose us to enable their faculty-specific recruiting and hiring needs
  • What specific features and actions can shape your recruitment efforts and diversity on campus
  • How all stakeholders benefit from this modern method—from gathering applications to committees, to senior academic leadership, to professional staff
  • And last but not least—how Interfolio empowers you and the end users to get up and running quickly, efficiently, and with immediate data insights

“Covid required a pivot to a completely online process for application submission and evaluation for our two fellowship positions. Interfolio was the clear choice for our applicants and reviewers. We were quickly trained and had our apps up and ready to open on time. It was easy to track our applicants for each position, to take care of administrative tasks, and review applicant materials. The online training modules were helpful and readily available, while customer support quickly responded to any questions we had. A real life saver for a fast transmission to a wholly online review process!”

Wendy Skidmore, Fellowship Manager
Stanford University

On-Demand Webinar: Managing Faculty Promotion and Tenure Online at Smaller Colleges and Universities

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, watch our on-demand 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 webinar recording we 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?

Watch this on-demand webinar 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

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