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University of Louisville Launches New Program to Re-Design Faculty Activity Reporting and Workflows, Freeing Up Faculty Time

September 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The University of Louisville, a prominent public research institution, has partnered with Interfolio to better support shared governance practices and improve managing data throughout the faculty lifecycle. Using Interfolio’s digital platform, the university aims to enable faculty to devote more time to teaching and research by streamlining faculty data management, promotion, and tenure processes.

“We had multiple systems to track faculty information that created a lot of redundancy,” said Tracy Eells, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. “We wanted to alleviate the pain points for our faculty through time savings, ease of use, and consolidation of information we request from them. In addition, we wanted to make it easier on review committees for all key decision processes—like promotion and tenure, annual reviews, post-tenure reviews, contract renewals, and sabbaticals.”

Designed for the unique needs of faculty, Interfolio’s platform provides a full suite of faculty-focused technology to support every stage in the faculty lifecycle, from hiring through tenure. Decision makers found Interfolio’s expertise and commitment aligned well with the University’s vision for how faculty and administrators should engage with and benefit from campus technology.

Additional considerations related to benefits for administrators, as noted by Paula Hensel, Director of Faculty Affairs, “We had no way to track faculty data centrally to support our workflows. We wanted to move to an electronic system, away from the paper-based personnel action processes, to achieve increased efficiencies.”

“The University of Louisville is a model of a forward-thinking metropolitan research university committed to having an impact on the local and global communities,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO, Interfolio. “The opportunity to partner with a major institution focused on advancing its mission by advancing its faculty is truly extraordinary.”

About University of LouisvilleEstablished in 1798, UofL is Kentucky’s premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university. With over 22,000 students and three campuses, UofL offers more than 200 areas of study from its 12 colleges and schools. The institution is a long-time leader in medical breakthroughs.

About InterfolioFounded in 1999, Interfolio is an education technology company based in Washington, DC, and 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 dossiers for sharing with academics and others. Working with over 200 clients, Interfolio leads with vision and innovation, always focused on advancing faculty and their institutions. For more information about Interfolio, please contact team@interfolio.com, or visit www.interfolio.com.

For more information, please contact Ben Heverly, Heverly@whiteboardadvisors.com

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