This month, we’ve got another free webinar exploring faculty technology at liberal arts colleges: an overview of Interfolio Faculty Search for academic hiring, including a Q&A with special guest Georgia Davidis of Haverford College.
With the 2017-2018 school year opening, this webinar should especially interest a few specific groups (more information):
- Deans and faculty affairs
- Department-level chairs and staff
- Diversity and inclusion officers
It will include a demo of the platform, but we’ll also discuss the scope of the challenges that have prompted Interfolio’s “faculty first” philosophy around academic technology.
We’re also pleased to invite Georgia Davidis, Faculty Dossier Coordinator at Haverford College, to join us for a Q&A portion about how their small liberal arts institution has benefited from using Interfolio for faculty hiring and review processes.
For another thing, as a faculty-centric technology built for the committee model, the Faculty Search module sets Interfolio apart from higher education technology companies that focus more narrowly on faculty activity reporting (we do that too), research and publication data (why not more?), or personal dossiers (our glue). It helps our clients address their faculty’s point of entry into the institution, as well as their activities throughout their time there.
Why a liberal arts series? Basically, Interfolio’s liberal arts clients have played an influential role over the years in our understanding of the priorities and needs of shared governance and the academic committee model. Often having fewer administrative layers between faculty, leadership, and students, our conversations with liberal arts colleges have proven pretty indispensable in terms of seeing clearly what the core benefits of faculty-focused technology should be. It feels worthwhile to bring to the surface some of these schools’ experiences, as new kinds of digital experiences intersect in new ways with traditional (and nontraditional) faculty career models.