Interfolio @ UConn
Interfolio @ UConn
UConn will implement Interfolio's Promotion, Tenure, and Review module beginning with the Academic Year 2023-2024 PTR cycle. Following a review process of competing products, the Office of the Provost selected Interfolio for their faculty-focused and integrated module to streamline and digitize the PTR review process.
The Interfolio workflow platform supports the Provost's goals of simplifying the application process for faculty while promoting compliance and access. The stages of implementation and project updates can be found on this page. As the project progresses, job aids, resources, and other training materials will be updated on this page.
Please direct any questions about the forthcoming Interfolio implementation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding the Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment review at UConn is available on this page. Any questions on the PTR process should be directed to your department and school/college.
We invite members of the UConn community to provide anonymous constructive feedback on our implementation of Interfolio RPT and Dossier during AY 2022-2023. Please note that submissions to this form will be checked periodically. If you are looking for training resources or have a system-use question, please contact your school/college PTR staff administrator or the Interfolio Scholar Services Team.
- Interfolio Town Hall - February 10, 2023 (email to faculty)
- Interfolio Info Session (11/15) Reminder (Provost Office Newsletter, October 2022)
- Interfolio Info Session Announcement (Provost Office Newsletter, September 2022)
- Interfolio Rollout Announcement (Provost Office Newsletter, August 2022)
Information about upcoming info sessions, town halls, or other events will be posted below.
Information and recordings from previous events will be posted below.
What is Interfolio?
Interfolio hosts a suite of faculty information system modules geared towards higher education institutions. Interfolio modules in use by UConn will be accessible via a single, streamlined platform for managing the PTR process, and faculty will have access to a streamlined tool to assemble, label, arrange, and submit their formal packet. The system helps keep the review process professional and standardized and ensures that all faculty members have a consistent means to represent their scholarly activities.
PTR case reviewers will be able to review applicant materials, solicit external and internal letters of review and recommendation, share candidate materials with the appropriate University administrators, and vote on promotion and tenure decisions within the new platform.
Modules Implemented at UConn
- Dossier: Dossier is an online platform for faculty to collect and curate scholarly materials in a single, secure file management module. Faculty may curate academic materials and evidence in Dossier throughout the year and easily integrate into their PTR case.
- Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment: The PTR module supports the collection of review materials and approval workflows for promotion, tenure, and reappointment cases. The module consists of workflow templates that govern every type of academic review case at UConn.
More Information about Interfolio Products
To learn more about Interfolio products being implemented at UConn, we encourage you to review the resources at https://product-help.interfolio.com/.
Phase 1: Discovery
The UConn Interfolio Implementation Project Team in the Provost's Office worked with partners at Interfolio to codify current PTR procedures.
Complete: spring 2022
Phase 2: Configuration
PTR administrators in the Provost's Office developed university-level templates for each PTR form.
Faculty and reviewers tested and provided feedback on early templates.
ITS and the Provost's Office coordinated on the configuration of the Interfolio system and the loading of necessary data.
Complete: summer 2022
Phase 3: User Acceptance and Training
The Dossier module will be made available for use during the fall 2022 semester.
The Interfolio Implementation Project team will train school/college PTR administrative staff on the new system.
Reference materials and job aids will be available for faculty to begin training on the new system.
Complete: fall 2022
Phase 4: Implementation
The Interfolio PTR module will be made available for use in the spring 2023 semester in advance of the AY 23-24 PTR cycle. It is anticipated the module will be functional by April 2023, subject to final configuration.
The Provost's Office will facilitate town halls and consultation by appointment to address any questions.
In progress: spring 2023
Phase 5: Go-Live
Faculty will submit materials for consideration for the AY 23-24 PTR cycle in Interfolio.
Anticipated: spring/summer 2023