Webinar: Northern Arizona University

Making Activity Data Easy for Faculty

Thursday, December 8 | Noon ET

How are universities today freeing up thousands of hours for faculty and staff every year and keeping academic affairs processes secure and equitable? Hint: It’s a technology solution.

And what does life look like at a university that uses those thousands of hours for additional instruction, research, clinical care, committee decisions, and engagement with the community? 

Join us on December 8 at noon ET to hear the journey of Northern Arizona University (NAU) in their adoption of the Interfolio Faculty Information System for faculty activity reporting and professional evaluations.

You’ll hear about:

  • How NAU has approached faculty adoption of Interfolio for activity data and reviews throughout the year
  • What NAU has gained by handing critical faculty processes in a way that’s both more efficient and more secure
  • How your institution can get started on improving faculty activity reporting and evaluations in the coming year—and what steps to take first

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Our Speaker

Roger Bounds
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Northern Arizona University


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Emory University

Case Study: Emory University

A top liberal arts and research university in Atlanta, Emory University uses Interfolio’s Faculty Activity Reporting (FAR) module to capture and report out faculty DEI activities.

Interfolio FAR complements their use of Interfolio’s Faculty Search, Review, Promotion & Tenure, and Lifecycle Management modules for a full lifecycle of visibility into faculty careers. 

On-Demand Webinar: Modernizing Faculty Affairs Practices at San Diego State University + Tulane University + UMBC

Free Webinar Presented by HERC + Interfolio

What are leading universities doing today to make their faculty affairs practices more equitable and consistent when it comes to recruitment and retention? 

And what recent faculty careers trends must academic leaders respond to in the coming 1-2 years?

Watch this free, on-demand webinar presented jointly by the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and Interfolio, on how San Diego State University, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and Tulane University support the unique demands of faculty employment in a modern way—and what they’re looking ahead to. This event originally took place on Thursday, November 3 from Noon to 1pm ET.

All three institutions have been using Interfolio for some combination of faculty hiring and faculty tenure/promotion and other evaluations for over seven years. SDSU is a member of HERC and the lead institution of the Southern California HERC. Dr. Reed of UMBC serves on the advisory board for the National and Mid-Atlantic HERC. Tulane uses the full Interfolio Faculty Information System suite.


Our Speakers:

Jennifer Park
Campus Director of Inclusive Recruitment

San Diego State University

Regional Director for Southern California HERC Chapter

Autumn Reed
Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Advisory Board Member, National and Mid-Atlantic HERC

Kady Weingart

Assistant Provost for Finance and Operations and Chief of Staff

Tulane University

In this free webinar, we addressed:

  • Which essential trends academic leaders should be prepared for in the next 1-2 years that affect faculty career journeys
  • How these institutions’ choices to run faculty employment processes through Interfolio has influenced the career journey experience for their faculty
  • Where peer academic leaders in faculty recruitment and retention should consider focusing their efforts in the coming year

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Rebuilding White Paper

White Paper: Rebuilding Higher Education

Drawing on a direct survey of 600 faculty members and wide contextual research on academic careers in COVID-19 pandemic times, this fresh study from Interfolio and Hanover Research sheds new light on how academic/faculty affairs leaders can best position their institutions for success.

On-Demand Webinar: Clemson University on Getting Faculty Hiring Right

Which scholars you hire and promote is crucial to get right. Why? Because professors define the institution. They drive the academic prestige of your college, school, or university with their research contributions. They shape a generation of alumni through teaching. And they create the intellectual community on campus.

In this free, on-demand webinar, hear how Clemson University has found success with faculty hiring by using Interfolio. See what three main problems they have solved with a centralized, committee-friendly online platform—no more shared drives, searching your email inbox for application documents, or endless back and forth compiling reference letters.

Recruit faculty talent strategically and swiftly with Interfolio.


Our Speaker:

Danielle Arrington
Director of Talent Acquisition
Clemson University

In this on-demand webinar, you will:

  • Get an inside look at the Interfolio Faculty Search product and features
  • Hear from a leading institution on how Interfolio Faculty Search supports their DEI initiatives
  • Learn how to save your faculty and staff hundreds of hours every year

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Rebuilding White Paper

White Paper: Rebuilding Higher Education

Drawing on a direct survey of 600 faculty members and wide contextual research on academic careers in COVID-19 pandemic times, this fresh study from Interfolio and Hanover Research sheds new light on how academic/faculty affairs leaders can best position their institutions for success.

Expanding Your Faculty Information System: Tackling One Process at a Time

Often, a college or university first adopts an Interfolio module to solve a specific faculty process pain—such as digitizing tenure, hiring efficiently, or passing accreditation. Yet higher education leaders increasingly recognize the multifaceted Faculty Information System as an essential technology across the scholar lifecycle. In this panel, hear how the University of North Texas Health Science Center; the University of Michigan, Dearborn; and Tulane University have seen accumulating benefits from adopting multiple Interfolio modules over time.


Speakers

Peg Demers

Chief of Staff and Executive Director, Academic Planning and Operations

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Dr. Mitch Sollenberger

Associate Provost and Professor of Political Science

University of Michigan, Dearborn

Kady Weingart

Assistant Provost for Finance and Operations and Chief of Staff

Tulane University

Carol Gersten

Chief Client Officer

Interfolio

Fireside Chat

Recorded at the 2022 Interfolio Virtual Summit, Andrew Rosen, Interfolio CEO, and Theo Pillay, Elsevier SVP & GM of Institutional Products, discuss the future of higher ed and Elsevier’s acquisition of Interfolio.


Speakers

Elvin Freytes

Higher Ed Professional, Podcaster, Co-Founder, The EdUp Experience

Moderator

Andrew Rosen
Andrew Rosen

CEO

Interfolio

Theo Pillay

SVP & GM Institutional Products

Elsevier

Telling a Fuller Story of Faculty Impact with Data

What counts as faculty impact? We know there are many reasons why entities in academia seek to track the total impact of scholars’ work. In different situations, such goals might be securing funding, informing policy, recruiting competitively, representing fields equitably, or others. The difference in these end goals can influence how academic accomplishments are recognized and rewarded. Hear how several institutions are leveraging the Interfolio platform to tell a fuller story of faculty impact—in a modern way.


Speakers

Aneesa McDonald
Aneesa McDonald

Faculty Affairs Specialist

University of Wyoming

Dr. Kristin K. Stang

Associate Vice-President of Faculty Affairs & Support and Professor of Special Education

California State University, Fullerton

Dr. Binod Tiwari

Associate Vice President for Research & Sponsored Projects

California State University, Fullerton

Anthony Morris

Vice President, Account Management

Interfolio

Modernizing Faculty Evaluation Workflows—from Appointment Through Tenure

Universities develop highly specific processes for faculty professional evaluations in order to maintain academic excellence. Yet every year, the traditional administrative practices for processing P&T and other faculty reviews at once tie up a massive amount of time, and offer alarming room for error. Hear what institutions as diverse as the University of Colorado School of Medicine; the University of California, Los Angeles; and the Dartmouth College Faculty of Arts & Sciences have gained by shifting their tenure, promotion, and other faculty evaluations into Interfolio.


Speakers

Denise Riccio

Division Coordinator, Social Sciences

Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Dartmouth College

Cheryl Welch

Director of Faculty Affairs

University of Colorado School of Medicine (Anschutz Medical Campus)

Erika Chau

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel

University of California, Los Angeles

Sandra Harnden

Project Manager

Interfolio

Faculty Recruitment in the Current Academic Job Market

The academic talent marketplace has been rocked by COVID-19, broad professional “reshuffling,” and an evolving relationship between higher education and other industries. How are colleges and universities today best achieving successful and inclusive faculty recruitment? And how do modernized administrative practices intersect with universities’ strategic recruitment goals? Hear from several academic affairs professionals on what competitive and equitable faculty hiring looks like in 2022 and beyond.


Speakers

Scott Jaschik

Editor

Inside Higher Ed

Dr. Sheanine Allen

Senior Associate Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Columbia University in the City of New York

Russell Johnson

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Professor of Biology

Colby College

Celebrating Faculty Impact: Recognizing and Protecting Higher Education’s Greatest Resource

When higher education is the focus of news stories or the national spotlight, it is often not in the most flattering light. There are indeed important trends and concerns that higher education continues to work to address; however, there are also astonishing accomplishments that result from the ongoing work of institutions and their faculty. In this keynote, we briefly explored that national spotlight before focusing most specifically on the often-unheralded work that faculty perform in service to students, the public, and democracy. These endeavors are worthy of celebration. In an era where anxiety, compassion fatigue, and burnout are real threats to our faculty, this session concludes with concrete recommendations for how to meaningfully recognize faculty accomplishments as well as actions to take to ease burdens and reduce burnout.


C. Edward Watson, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation

American Association of Colleges and Universities

About the Speaker

C. Edward Watson, Ph.D. is Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation for the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and formerly Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia.  At AAC&U, he leads national and state-level advocacy and policy efforts to advance quality in undergraduate student learning.  He also directs numerous faculty development and institutional capacity building efforts in support of faculty and student success.  He has been quoted in the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Campus Technology, EdSurge, Consumer Reports, UK Financial Times, and University Business Magazine and on CNN and NPR regarding current issues and trends in higher education.  He is also the author of two recent books, Teaching Naked Techniques:  A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes and Playing to Learn with Reacting to the Past – Research on High Impact, Active Learning Practices.

On-Demand Webinar

Kean University + University of Rhode Island

Faculty Evaluations: Building Efficient Administrative Processes

Ongoing budget constraints and the past two years’ challenges require institutions of all sizes to do more with less. Faculty, administrative staff, and software choices are not spared from this necessity.

We know faculty members are focused on the vital work of teaching students, making valuable contributions to their fields, and providing critical service to the institution.

And your professional staff—from faculty affairs, to the provost and dean’s offices, to the departments—provide essential support for that work.

So how can you help build administrative processes that work more efficiently, and support faculty more effectively?

We invite you to watch this on-demand webinar with Kean University and the University of Rhode Island so you can hear firsthand best practices to re-engage and motivate your faculty and staff with the modern, user-friendly Interfolio platform for faculty evaluations.

Ultimately, institutions that fail to support faculty work with the right technology—rather than just any digital method—will be left behind by those that do.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Firsthand experience from Kean University and URI about how the specialized Interfolio platform has alleviated administrative burdens for faculty and professional staff.
  • The benefits (and struggles) of evolving from an existing digital system, or even moving from a paper process.
  • Productive steps to take in the change management process to gain buy-in from (and hours back for) your faculty members across the board.


Our Speakers

Phillip Teixeira

Lead Information Technologist

University of Rhode Island

Maria Shah

Assistant Director for the Office of the Provost and Vice President

Kean University

Jean Ku

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Interfolio


Case Study: New York University

With the Interfolio platform, NYU has significantly enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of its faculty workflow processes.

In return, the university has seen these benefits unfurl campus wide—such as for faculty, staff, and the Provost Office. Read more about why they adopted and their experience implementing a new system in this case study.