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Webinar: Academic Career Advancement and the University’s Responsibility

Thursday, 07 February 2019 / 10:00-11:00 AM (AEDT)

How can Australian and New Zealand universities better support academic promotion and career advancement?

Find out about the struggles of academics seeking promotion in Australian and New Zealand universities—and how university human resources and academic affairs offices can better support them—in this free webinar and Q&A from Edalex and Interfolio.

You’ll learn:

  • Why the increasing rigidity of academic professional evaluation standards is harmful to the academic mission
  • Which structural decisions universities can make to better empower academics to tell their own, full professional story
  • How the Interfolio Faculty Information System specifically equips universities to increase transparency and clarity around academic promotion

Why this webinar?

In recent years, Australian and New Zealand institutions of higher education have begun to impose increasingly rigid and oversimplified methods of professional assessment upon their academic staff members. When the highly qualified, specialised academics employed by the institution take stock of their prospects for job security and long-term stability, they increasingly report feeling evaluated against a managerial standard that neglects the full value that they provide—to the institution, to the students, and to the community of which the institution is a part.

More about Interfolio and academic information

Based in Washington, D.C., Interfolio operates the groundbreaking Faculty Information System—a modular online platform for managing the work, data, and materials associated with the full scholar lifecycle. Increasingly popular worldwide, the Faculty Information System is currently in use at over 300 academic institutions and grows in scope every year.