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Interfolio Reinvents Promotion and Tenure With World's First Online Solution

Eighteen Months of Research Key to Dramatic Efficiency Gains

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/21/14 -- Interfolio, the leading provider of technological solutions and services for scholars, today launched the world's first online platform for promotion and tenure committees. The platform -- ByCommittee Promotion and Tenure (P&T) -- raises the efficiency, transparency, and consistency of promotion and tenure reviews to unprecedented benchmarks.

"The concept of tenure is a proud and significant part of faculty life, but its review process has grown corroded and counter-productive," said Interfolio CEO Steve Goldenberg. "To save the tradition of the tenure review, we knew we'd have to rebuild it from the inside out."

ByCommittee P&T, an extension of Interfolio's popular ByCommittee platform, is the latest realization of Interfolio's fifteen-year mission: to create technological solutions and services that bring efficiency, balance, and autonomy to the lives of scholars -- with institutional and legal compliance built-in.

"After the success of ByCommittee Faculty Search, we immediately turned our attention to the frustrations endemic in promotion and tenure committees," said Goldenberg. "The Interfolio team spent over 18 months working side-by-side with committee chairs, senior administrators, and candidates to uncover every pain point and potential hindrance to the promotion and tenure review process."

According to Goldenberg, "With that knowledge in hand, we reengineered the entire process, from the ground up, creating an astonishingly more effective, efficient, and intuitive answer to one of higher education's most time-consuming problems."

Today, with ByCommittee P&T, nearly all aspects of the promotion and tenure review process can be customized and streamlined. For example:

  • University leadership and departments can customize packet requirements and case review steps.
  • Committees can supplement packets with summary statements and external evaluations.
  • Individual committee members can review materials online -- anytime, anywhere.
  • Candidates can have peace of mind knowing that packets move securely and efficiently through each step of the paperless review process.

About Interfolio

Interfolio takes applicant and committee experiences online, freeing scholars to serve smarter, make better committee decisions, and build remarkable careers. Since 1999, Interfolio has delivered innovative solutions and services to improve the lives of scholars by bringing efficiency, balance, and autonomy to the decision-making processes that govern higher education.

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