Upcoming Webinar: What’s next for supporting faculty careers & development?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 / 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

What’s next for supporting faculty careers & development?

As schools are navigating the fall semester, what does the shift from student-focused decisions to assessing impact on faculty look like? Ultimately, what decisions need to be made now in anticipation for 2021? Hear from faculty affairs experts at leading colleges and universities, representing viewpoints from both private and public institutions.

In this free webinar, we will discuss how new or existing technology can maintain essential faculty workflows and support career development, using Interfolio Review, Promotion, and Tenure and Lifecycle Management as examples. Additionally, our panelists will share how their faculty processes were affected by the current pandemic.

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Featuring

Roger Bounds

Dr. Roger Bounds serves as Interim Dean for the College of Health and Human Services and Professor of Health at Northern Arizona University.

He recently served as Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Department Chair for the department of Health Sciences.  Roger has been a member of the Northern Arizona University Health Sciences faculty since 2001. Prior to NAU, he taught full-time at Sam Houston State University in Texas. Roger earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University with an emphasis in Education for Allied Health Professionals.

Danielle Certa

Danielle Certa serves as the Assistant Director of Faculty Appointments for the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost. In her role as Assistant Director, Danielle provides expert analysis and guidance regarding faculty appointments, reappointments, and promotions; search processes; review processes; faculty data collection as it pertains to federal compliance requirements; as well as ensures compliance with university policies and procedures.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Hendrey

Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Hendrey serves as Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Queens College of The City University of New York.

During her time as Acting Provost, the College has increased enrollment; inaugurated the Transfer Honors Program; finalized an agreement with a Japanese university consortium to offer faculty development program to visiting science faculty; and participated in the American Council on Education (ACE)
Internationalization Laboratory.

Hayley Spizz

Hayley Spizz serves as the Faculty Policies Administrator at Smith College.

She has worked at Smith College in the Office of the Provost/Dean of the Faculty since 2003. In her role as Faculty Policies Administrator, she promotes fairness and equity through ensuring consistent application of Smith faculty policies by faculty, staff and administration. Her areas of responsibility include reappointment, tenure, and promotion review processes; sabbaticals and leaves; and faculty development.


eBook: Mapping Scholar Careers

The Costs of Mismanaging Faculty Appointments and Journeys

Download this free eBook to understand:

  • What faculty affairs offices don’t know (and cannot easily accomplish) about their faculty today
  • What gaps exist among most institutions’ technology options today
  • What dangers you risk when your academic appointments and journeys go unsupported
  • What the solution should look like

On-Demand Webinar: How Two Institutions Modernized Faculty Recruiting

How did two research universities increase efficiency, diversity, and accountability with streamlined faculty hiring?

Faculty hiring is essential to a university’s academic mission. And, the process is often cumbersome for all parties with inefficient systems to accommodate the necessary, valuable input for hiring committees and a less-than-ideal application process for candidates.

Now more than ever, it’s essential for leading institutions to equitably hire the right candidates, with faculty buy-in—all while working virtually.

In this free webinar, hear how Ebtisam K. Bakhsh, Faculty Affairs Administrator, at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Henry Tijerina III, Digital Project Manager, at the University of Texas at Austin, redesigned their systems to support global faculty recruitment, data-driven advertising, diversity initiatives, and more.

Featuring

Ebtisam K. Bakhsh

Ebtisam supports the Faculty Affairs function at KAUST, which includes faculty recruitment, annual reviews, and promotions. Besides governing these major faculty-related processes, she also administers the systems/applications that support these processes bridging the gap between technical and non-technical people to make users’ lives easier and to leverage technology in a way that allows business processes to flow better. 

She has worked in higher education for 7 years and has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, and a postgraduate certificate in Information Technology. She started her career as a business analyst, documenting requirements for IT projects, followed by a transition into the office of Vice President for Academic Affairs handling matters related to faculty.

Henry Tijerina III

Henry Tijerina serves as Digital Project Manager in the provost’s office at UT Austin. In this role, Henry supports the digital requirements of provost and faculty initiatives, develops special projects and also manages an extensive portfolio of websites, applications and digital properties. Henry is the lead developer of facultyjobs.utexas.edu, its integration with Interfolio and related tools that enhance the search experience for prospective faculty.


Blog: Resources for a Diverse and Inclusive Faculty Workplace

Higher education leaders have known for many years which gaps need to be closed to create a more diverse and inclusive faculty body. So what are your peer institutions doing successfully? What methods and tools are they using?

On-Demand Webinar: Adopting the Faculty Information System with University of Chicago

August 6, 2020 | 12-1 PM EST

How can the Faculty Information System improve system-wide engagement of faculty, staff & leadership?

University of Chicago decided to begin implementing the Faculty Information System in 2018 by leveraging local champions, engaging the right stakeholders, and developing a tiered communications plan. 

In this webinar, we will discuss why University of Chicago is taking a full faculty information system approach, and how they’re navigating a large complex implementation in light of COVID-19.

Featuring

Cassandra Martynow

As Associate Director at University of Chicago, Cassandra supports the planning, development, and implementation of strategic projects to enhance administrative systems, faculty and emeriti resources, and academic programs. She also staffs a variety of provostial committees and supports communications efforts around these and other initiatives in Vice Provost Melina Hale’s portfolio.


eBook: Managing Faculty Online


2020 has been a year for rapid change. Have your faculty affairs processes kept up? Download this eBook to learn how five institutions approach online faculty management.

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On-Demand Summit Session: Tracking Faculty Accomplishments to Improve Teaching

July 9, 2020 | 3:15-4:00 PM EST

How can tracking faculty activities improve teaching outcomes on your campus?

Andy Goodman, Director in the Office of Academic Affairs for the University of Missouri System, shares his thoughtful approach to configuring Faculty Activity Reporting (Faculty180) to structure and take in data to produce insightful outcomes.

In this session from the Interfolio Virtual Summit, Andy demonstrates how building your product instance to reflect reporting desires is a critical step in implementation. He shares templates, examples from faculty, and other learnings you can apply to your usage of Faculty Activity Reporting (Faculty180) on your campus.

Featuring

Andy Goodman

Andy Goodman is a Director in the Office of Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri System. He is the former Center for Teaching and Learning director and current faculty member at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He leads system-wide initiatives like the adoption of Open Educational Resources and improving teaching effectiveness.


eBook: Managing Faculty Online


2020 has been a year for rapid change. Have your faculty affairs processes kept up? Download this eBook to learn how five institutions approach online faculty management.

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In Conversation: Adrianna Kezar + Andrew Rosen

Thursday, June 18, 2020 / Noon – 1 PM ET

Join Andrew Rosen and Adrianna Kezar for a discussion about the pressures on higher education and the future of faculty.

As colleges and universities prepare for uncertainty with respect to tuition and research revenue, state funding, and endowments, many institutions are also exploring the expansion of revenue opportunities.

While it is obvious that COVID-19 will have short and long term impacts on the business of higher education, what are the implications on tenure, non-tenure track, and contingent faculty? Are we witnessing the dawn of a new era in this existential crisis?


About our featured guests

About Adrianna Kezar

Adrianna Kezar is the Dean’ s Professor of Leadership, Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern California, and Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education.  A national expert on change, governance and leadership in higher education, Kezar is regularly quoted in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Washington Post, PBS, and NPR (national and local stations), among others. At the Pullias Center, Kezar directs the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, and is an international expert on the changing faculty. Her latest book is The Gig Academy: Mapping Labor in the Neoliberal University (October, 2019). 

About Andrew Rosen

As CEO at Interfolio, Andrew Rosen brings a proven track record of successfully introducing and scaling innovative, problem-solving technologies into new markets. Andrew started his career as an early co-founder of Blackboard where he and the team successfully built and scaled the Learning Management System throughout the education marketplace. After taking Blackboard public, Andrew left to grow Presidium Inc., an early education start-up focused on end user support services and then joined the Education Advisory Board as General Manager of its Education Technology. At EAB, Andrew and his team evolved analytics and predictive modeling technologies to address the rising issues around student retention and student success. Most recently, Andrew served as the Sr. Executive Vice President and Head of Product at MicroStrategy, a world-class enterprise analytics platform company.


Free eBook: Rapid Digital Transformation for your Faculty Affairs Processes

Compiled and published in the time of COVID-19, our free eBook pulls together best practices around online faculty evaluations and professional reviews, planning ahead for future digital transformation, and more.

Digital Panel: Achieving a Diverse Faculty Workforce in the 2020s

A diverse faculty composition and inclusive academic workplace is critical to institutional success

While specific steps for achieving faculty diversity and an inclusive workplace have been proposed for decades, the choices and insights available in today’s highly digitized context may open new doors. Watch our on-demand recording to learn where academic leaders focus their efforts to impact diversity, equity and inclusion in 2020.

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Register to watch our panel discussion with leaders from higher education:

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Zulema Valdez

Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty and Professor at University of California, Merced

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Christy Pichichero

Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Diversity in the College of Humanities at George Mason University

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Genyne H. Boston

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

How did Yale University improve the logistics of their review, promotion, and tenure processes?

Thursday, June 11, 2020 / 2-3 p.m. EST

Yale University struggled with a convoluted faculty promotion workflow that was dependent on one centralized office.

Since 2014, when they were early adopters of Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure module, Yale has dramatically reduced the workload of the faculty affairs office, while still incorporating the oversight, support, and approval standards required by the institution. Two faculty affairs leaders from Yale discuss the challenges they faced and how their use of Interfolio has evolved over time, including what has changed for their office during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring:

  • Pam Bosward, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs
  • Audrey Bribiescas, Faculty Services Manager

You’ll learn about:

  • How the current environment influenced Yale’s review, promotion, and tenure processes
  • Best practices around implementing a review, promotion, and tenure process using a digital platform like Interfolio
  • Benefits Yale realized from an online review, promotion and tenure process

Thursday, May 14, 2020 / 3:00-4:00 PM BST (UK)

Comparing the effect of the coronavirus pandemic to the effect of the Second World War, the crisis has disrupted virtually all aspects of life and mobilised nations on a scale not seen since that conflict.

In this webinar, Jonathan Grant, Professor of Public Policy, The Policy Institute, King’s College London, will discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a profound impact on the way that research and science is funded, administered and conducted—and these changes could shape the next generation of science policy.

Showing Research Impact with Researchfish by Interfolio

Impact assessment is a major focus of modern funding bodies, higher education institutions, and research centers. But the total impact of funded research activity takes many different forms—not just publications and inventions. And data validated by the researcher is the key.

Funders, universities, and research centers worldwide use Interfolio’s Researchfish to track, study, and communicate the total impact of their research.

How is higher education thinking about business continuity in faculty affairs during COVID-19?

East Stroudsburg University, Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, American College of Education, and University College London discuss how their departments are navigating faculty processes, shifting priorities, and approaching digital transformation. 

Our panelists include:

  • William J. Bajor, Ph.D., Director, Graduate and Extended Studies, East Stroudsburg University 
  • Danielle Certa, Assistant Director of Faculty Appointments, Faculty Affairs: Office of the Vice Provost, Vanderbilt University
  • Alysia K. Loshbaugh, Assistant Vice President for Business Relationship Management, Tulane University
  • Natalie Pelham, Ed.D., Senior Director of Training & Development, American College of Education 
  • Nina Seppala, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs, University College London

What You’ll Learn

Hear from higher education peers about business continuity and how faculty’s mission-critical work continues during COVID. Panelists discuss what was most challenging when going fully remote and the role of technology in this transition. We hear crowd-sourced best practices and close with a Q&A session.

This webinar took place in May 2020.

Free eBook: Rapid Digital Transformation for your Faculty Affairs Processes

Compiled and published in the time of COVID-19, our free eBook pulls together best practices around online faculty evaluations and professional reviews, planning ahead for future digital transformation, and more.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 / 10:00-10:30 AM GMT

Join us for this 30-minute webinar where, with real-life research impact reports, we will discuss research impact, helping to answer the age-old important question: “What difference are we making?”

Find out how you can join an international community of research funders, charities, and universities tracking research and evidencing impact—using outcome data far beyond just publications, and using intelligent technology.

Showing Research Impact with Researchfish by Interfolio

Impact assessment is a major focus of modern funding bodies, higher education institutions, and research centers. But the total impact of funded research activity takes many different forms—not just publications and inventions. And data validated by the researcher is the key.

Funders, universities, and research centers worldwide use Researchfish by Interfolio to track, study, and communicate the total impact of their research.