For software to fly high in this landscape, it must be adopted by users who aren’t necessarily receptive to technology
By creating efficiencies that streamline the administrative processes around faculty service, Interfolio allows institutions to free up non-productive faculty time so they can spend more time on mission-oriented activities: teaching, advising, researching, and publishing. Interfolio’s ByCommittee gives faculty and administrators a way to organize their committee work online in a single easy to use platform. CEO, Andrew H. Rosen upholds that, “ByCommittee is a secured system to streamline the logistics of the committee allowing more time for informed and strategic decisions regarding recruitment, tenure, and promotion of the faculty.”
Interfolio had a long history of launching relevant products in the higher education industry—it’s Dossier product launched in 1999. Now, the company’s innovation lab is focusing on expanding the ByCommittee platform and developing an analytics component. Rosen, a passionate photographer himself, believes that technology is productive when it is painted with creative thought processes. He further stresses that, “for software to fly high in this landscape, it must be adopted by users who aren’t necessarily receptive to technology.” Catering to the niche market, Interfolio is currently working with institutions such as Stanford University, John Hopkins University, and University of Virginia.
In the near future, Interfolio will offer a holistic, data driven, system-of-record for universities and their faculty. With increasing demand for ByCommittee, Rosen is working with number of provosts, deans, and presidents to ensure that Interfolio adds value to decision makers along with providing unassailable user experience. Looking beyond the horizon, the company is poised to define and address the demand for “faculty information system,” similar to the “student information system.”