Clark University launches new platform to recognize the teaching, research, and service of faculty
Massachusetts research university announces partnership with Faculty Information System Interfolio to power faculty advancement and recognize the total contributions of the faculty workforce
WORCESTER, MASS. — January 29, 2020 — Clark University, a private Massachusetts research university, announced today the launch of a new platform to more holistically recognize the teaching, research, and service of its faculty. Through a partnership with Faculty Information System Interfolio, Clark faculty can now seamlessly report and share their accomplishments during the annual review process, providing administrators with a comprehensive understanding of their faculty members’ expertise and career achievements.
“We know that our faculty are talented educators, prolific authors and researchers, and devoted mentors, but until recently we have lacked the infrastructure to fully appreciate the impact they make in support of our academic community and university mission,” said Yuko Aoyama, Clark’s Associate Provost and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. “With Faculty Activity Reporting, faculty at Clark University has gained a tool to effectively showcase their scholarship to the broader community.”
With the Interfolio platform, Clark University faculty can now use an intuitive interface—specifically designed for them—to curate their research accomplishments and other scholarly activity, which they can share as part of the review process and use to gather information for grant proposals. Administrators can use the platform to view each faculty member’s teaching courseload and research, publishing, and service activities, providing a new level of insight into faculty members’ unique contributions to the university’s mission.
By providing an efficient process for reporting research activity, Clark University will use the platform to discover areas of faculty expertise, creating opportunities to elevate faculty members’ public profiles through public speaking and media interviews. Additionally, faculty can more easily recognize potential collaborators for grant proposals and other projects based on shared research interests.
“Colleges and universities are searching for novel ways to ensure that faculty members receive credit for the diverse—and sometimes overlooked—ways they contribute to institutional success. Faculty in turn are looking to translate their professional accomplishments into evidence of academic impact,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Clark University’s work is reflective of their commitment to celebrating the unique value and impact of every faculty member.”
ABOUT CLARK UNIVERSITY
For more than 130 years, Clark University has thrived at the nexus of world-class teaching, boundary-pushing discovery, and creative invention. Today, Clark promotes a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within the context of a research experience that addresses social and scientific challenges on a global scale. Here in Worcester, Massachusetts — in the heart of New England — Clark teaches students to become imaginative, engaged citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding. Privately funded, coeducational, and nonsectarian, Clark offers bachelor’s, master’s, certificate, and doctoral degree programs in a wide range of academic disciplines.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is an education technology company based in Washington, DC, that 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, or visit www.interfolio.com.