Adopting technology to modernize processes for faculty

Adopting technology to modernize processes for faculty

By Marlen Lebish

Adopting technology to modernize processes for faculty

By Marlen Lebish
Miami Herbert partners with Interfolio to create a streamline platform for managing the activity reporting, review, promotion, and tenure process.

This change in technology will lead to greater transparency, equity, and ease in the faculty review process. Using the Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting and Review, Promotion & Tenure modules will create a consistent process and user-friendly platform for faculty to showcase their accomplishments and incorporate their vitae into academic reviews.

“We, like many institutions, are in the midst of a digital transformation” said Zheng Fan, executive director of information technology at Miami Herbert. “Supporting faculty work is a key reason for this evolution—we must shift our manual, paper-based processes for advancement and activity reporting to be digital and automated. Interfolio offers a centralized system for faculty to collect and maintain their teaching, publications, grants, and service and makes this data actionable for reviews and promotion.”

With the Interfolio platform, the School will overhaul its faculty reporting process, increasing efficiency for both administrators and faculty. Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting will facilitate data analytics and reporting on faculty research, service, and teaching. Additionally, integration with academic and bibliographic sources will eliminate manual data entry while increasing data accuracy. Lastly, the collaborative features will allow faculty to expand their networks and search for colleagues with shared research interests.

The adoption of Interfolio’s Review, Tenure & Promotion module will streamline faculty advancement with a platform designed for committees and shared governance. This software supports the faculty by saving administrative work and increasing transparency.

“Leading universities continue to see the need to update outdated administrative processes for faculty in a shared governance context,” said CEO of Interfolio, Andrew Rosen. “We are pleased to help the University of Miami Herbert Business School in their digital transformation and provide innovative technology to modernize their processes.”

 Conceived by academics for academics, Interfolio is an education technology company headquartered in Washington, D.C., and in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1999, Interfolio operates the acclaimed Faculty Information System for colleges and universities, the Researchfish impact assessment platform for funders and research organizations, and the widely used Dossier service for individual scholars. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and advancement, administrative leadership, and beyond.