Purdue University Northwest (PNW) has partnered with Interfolio, a provider of faculty-focused technology for higher education, on an enterprise-wide digital solution for faculty review, tenure and promotion.
Decision makers at PNW sought a software solution to enhance equity and trust among faculty throughout the review process; as well as one that handles complexities of a multi-campus university. Interfolio’s understanding of faculty and workflows was exhibited in the platform’s robust functionality, ease of use, intuitiveness and flexibility—resulting in support from both faculty and administrators at Purdue Northwest.
“We did a ‘pros-and-cons’ meeting, and everybody felt the intuitive nature of Interfolio was just much superior,” said Michelle Block, Ph.D., associate professor of Nursing. “People felt really comfortable with the application and were confident it would work well for us.”
“Our bottom line is for faculty candidates to feel fairly evaluated, for reviewers to feel they have sufficient time to provide fair and equitable assessments of candidates, and for the university to be assured all participants have easy access to documents in a secure environment,” said Lori Feldman, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “We are especially pleased with the successful shared governance model that was utilized in the evaluation and selection of this product.”
The system will be built and faculty trained during the 2018-2019 academic year for a roll-out during the 2019-2020 promotion and tenure cycle.
“Purdue University Northwest is a model of an academic institution focused on cutting edge technology answers,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “The opportunity to partner with a university focused on assuring its vision and the future wellbeing of its faculty with technology that advances both the scholar and the institution is extremely exciting.”