Mason FACTs FAQs
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Interfolio is an enhanced "faculty-first" higher education technology that offers a digital and holistic platform for faculty information. Interfolio supports the full lifecycle of faculty work.
The RPT and F-180 tools will help meet institutional needs:
- Technologies that simplify and streamline institutional processes:
- Integration of faculty profiles on Mason websites
- Facilitate the administrative process for unit and college reviews
- Facilitate administrative compliance reporting for funders; federal and state agencies; and accreditation (institutional, college/school, and departmental/programmatic)
- A searchable, faculty verified database that can assist in accessing and leveraging data for strategic purposes:
- Facilitating faculty collaboration and partnerships
- Identifying faculty achievements & accomplishments
- Sharing stories of faculty excellence
Interfolio was selected through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, after demonstrating the following strengths:
- Experience and understanding of R1 university renewal, promotion, and tenure processes and accreditation
- Capacity to satisfy institutional needs and uphold Mason's commitment to centric beta testing and associated assessments
- Ability to provide superior support throughout the planning, implementation, and maintenance phases
The RFP process involved campus representatives and stakeholders that included: Communications and Marketing, Faculty & Faculty Senate, Human Resources and Payroll, Information Technology Services, Office of the Provost, Research Council, and academic unit leadership and support.
The Mason FACTs launch for both RPT and F-180 will occur in an intentional, systematic, and supported process. Adoption of tools will occur in time for the reaffirmation of university accreditation by SACS-COC.
Leadership teams for Mason FACTs will be developing project management plans for both tools that engage all relevant members of the campus community in a deliberately phased process. Once finalized, we will be reaching out for volunteers and/or volunteer units to pilot and give feedback on the systems prior to full implementation. There will be extensive trainings offered as part of this process.