The Interfolio 2020 Summit theme is "A Community of Practice: Fostering Engagement & Impact in Higher Ed"

Thought Leadership

Join an innovative group of thought leaders from institutions of all sizes to share faculty affairs best practices, turn ideas into reality, and replicate success on campus.

Educational Sessions

Enjoy general and breakout sessions on tactical topics like achieving faculty buy-in, best practices for change management, reporting, and more.


Connect with peer institutions that have implemented or are currently implementing Interfolio products on their campuses and get a direct line to Interfolio staff.

2020 Agenda

Thursday, July 9, 2020

10:00 AM-10:45 AM EST | Opening Panel
Establishing the Faculty Information SystemAndrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio, welcomes attendees and moderates a panel discussion with University College London, New York University, and Emory University, about the current challenges facing higher education and how a modern Faculty Information System has contributed to institutional success.

11:00 AM-11:45 AM EST | Enterprise-wide Change Management
Creating Engagement & Buy-in Are you looking for best practices in communicating change and getting buy-in from leadership to faculty? Join Erika Chau, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel at UCLA, and Rob Nelson, Executive Director for Academic Technology & Planning, at University of Pennsylvania for a conversation on how they’ve approached change management in the past and now during a pandemic. They’ll share learnings, data indicators of success, and take questions from the audience.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM | Networking Lunch
Grab your meal and beverage of choice (many time zones will be represented!) and join colleagues for a casual conversation online.An Interfolio moderator will welcome attendees, assist with introductions, and keep the conversation going (no deathly Zoom silences here!).

1:15 PM-2:00 PM | Innovative Uses of Review, Promotion & Tenure
In this product-specific conversation, hear from Alysia Loshbaugh, Assistant Vice President for Business Relationship Management in Information Technology at Tulane University, about how they utilize Review, Promotion & Tenure (RPT) in a variety of unique ways. Topics include sabbaticals, endowed chair appointments/reappointments, teaching portfolios, emeritus requests, and more. Loshbaugh will also address how they were able to maintain business continuity during COVID-19 using RPT.

2:15 PM-3:00 PM | Tracking Faculty Accomplishments to Improve Teaching
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. Essentially, Andy will demonstrate how building your product instance to reflect reporting desires is a critical step in implementation. He’ll share templates, examples from faculty, and other learnings you can apply to your usage of Faculty Activity Reporting on your campus.

Friday, July 10, 2020

12:15 PM-1:00 PM | Achieving a Diverse and Inclusive Faculty Workforce in the 2020s
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. Join our panel discussion with Genyne H. Boston, PhD, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Adrienne Davis, Provost at Washington University, Christy Pichichero, Associate Professor of French and History and Director of Faculty Diversity for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University, and Zulema Valdez, PhD, Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty and Professor at University of California, Merced, about where academic institutions can focus their efforts now to bring about a diverse and inclusive faculty workforce.

2:15PM-3:00 PM | Best Practices for Communicating, Training, and Supporting Your Campus
As you consider implementing a new product on campus, there are many facets of support and guidance that must be considered. Join this session to hear from Doris Ng, Project Manager of Academic Appointments and Compensation (AAC), with University of Washington School of Medicine, on how best to create customized training programs as you set up Review, Promotion & Tenure.