Southeast Asian business school launches new digital platform uniquely designed to support and engage faculty
Asian Institute of Management taps Interfolio’s Faculty Information System to attract and retain world-class faculty workforce and accelerate international expansion
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – October 31, 2019 – The Asian Institute of Management (AIM), the first international school of business in Southeast Asia to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), today announced the launch of a new platform to provide their faculty workforce with holistic support throughout their entire academic lifecycle at the institution. Through a partnership with Interfolio, provider of their Faculty Information System, current and prospective faculty can now access a single workflow and reporting platform to accomplish critical tasks related to recruitment, promotion, and reporting processes.
“As a truly international institution serving executives and aspiring business leaders from nations across Southeast Asia, it’s imperative that we recruit and cultivate an academic workforce as global as the students we serve,” said Jammu Francisco, Associate Dean at the Asian Institute of Management. “Our engagement with Interfolio will enable us to maintain our competitive edge by attracting and retaining internationally-recognized research and teaching talent, while empowering current faculty with the tools to focus on teaching, scholarship, and service.”
With Interfolio, AIM will translate critical activities related to faculty recruitment, retention and development into streamlined, digital processes managed in an easy-to-use online environment. Using the Interfolio platform, faculty can more easily apply for open positions as internal candidates, manage review and promotion workflows, tell their holistic academic story and submit letters of recommendation. Administrators, meanwhile, will also use the platform to seamlessly share materials and collaborate during the hiring, review and promotion processes, reducing the burden of critical, often time-consuming administrative tasks.
With the Faculty Activity Reporting module, faculty can also use the Interfolio platform to curate and share research accomplishments, conference attendance and other scholarly activity, which they can also use during the review and promotion processes. The achievements shared using the platform will then feed into the institution’s ongoing international accreditation efforts.
The new rollout of the technology platform is part of AIM’s efforts to improve teaching and learning and increase efficiency across the institution through the adoption of new technology. AIM has earned accolades for its emphasis on innovation, including taking top honors for Technological Innovation of the Year at THE Awards Asia 2019.
“Talent knows no borders when it comes to world-class faculty. As graduate institutions operate in an increasingly global context, innovation in faculty recruitment and engagement is fast-becoming a prerequisite for competing on the international stage,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “AIM is defining a new standard for graduate education in the region, and their deep commitment to faculty development and innovation is a major driver of that success.”
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is an education technology company based in Washington, DC, and offers the first holistic faculty information system to support the full lifecycle of faculty work—encompassing job seeking, professional accomplishment (in teaching, research, and service), evaluation success (in reviews, tenure, promotion, sabbatical), and beyond. All Interfolio software applications focus on faculty, with workflow tools to support shared governance processes; activity reporting solutions that support accreditation, decision making, and data analytics; and consumer offerings that provide portable, private dossier collection and curation for sharing with academics and others. Working with over 300 clients, Interfolio leads with vision and innovation, always focused on advancing faculty and their institutions. For more information about Interfolio, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.