Research: The Faculty Information System
White Paper: The Faculty Information System—Higher Education’s Next Imperative (UK)
“Academic staff can be directly linked to almost every strategic academic and business process at a college or university.”
How can colleges and universities best equip their academic staff to carry out the institution’s mission?
This free white paper from Interfolio outlines the context, pressures, and vision giving rise to the Interfolio Faculty Information System—the first comprehensive online platform dedicated to academic staff engagement across the full span of academic careers.
Why build for academics first?
Despite sitting at the intersection of every major financial, academic, compliance, and governance system on campus, academic staff have historically been left behind in the surge of new technologies that higher education have embraced in recent years—such as student information systems, learning management systems, research information management systems, activity reporting systems, and others.
Yet clearly, the work that academics do—encompassing the known pillars of teaching, research, and service, as well as academic activities that fall in between those categories—occupies a central place in the mission of every university.
You’ll learn about:
What colleges and universities stand to gain by supporting and studying their academic staff’s work through a modern, well-fitting system (and what they stand to lose by lagging on this front)
The six specific elements of academic information around which the Faculty Information System’s technical capabilities are organized
How the Faculty Information System fits in alongside other known systems in the higher education technology ecosystem