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Mason FACTs FAQs

Contact Mason FACTs

Contact Mason FACTs for system access and training:

Molli J. Herth, M.Ed
Program Manager for Faculty Affairs and Development,
Office of the Provost

Innovation Hall 418 // 4400 University Drive, MSN 5G1 // Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 993 – 6383

Email

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can I contact for system access, support & training?
System Access & Training

For Review, Promotion & Tenure tool user access and training contact Mason FACTs here.

Technical Questions & Support

For Review, Promotion & Tenure tool technical support or post-training questions related to how to use the system, mechanical errors, etc. contact help@interfolio.com or call 1(877)997-8801.

Renewal, Promotion & Tenure Requirements

For questions related to tenure track renewal, promotion and/or tenure requirements contact the Director of Personnel Operations here.

What are the benefits of the Faculty 180 (F-180) database system?

The Faculty180 database system facilitates accreditation, CV maintenance, metadata, and reporting—and empowers faculty to tell their own story.

  • Collects, integrates, and consolidates data around faculty activities and accomplishments into a single-source, faculty-verified, online database to promote strategic and data-driven decisions
  • Leverage and facilitate faculty collaborations and partnerships
  • Promotes scholarly networking and collaboration and communicate faculty strengths to a variety of stakeholders
  • Reduces the need to respond to multiple administrative requests
  • Integrates with faculty profiles on Mason website
What are the benefits of the Review, Promotion & Tenure (RPT) content management system?

Interfolio's Review, Promotion & Tenure content management system is a flexible, committee-friendly engine for conducting academic professional reviews online—in a shared governance context.

  • Promote committee collaboration and controlled review access within one secure, configurable and online platform.
  • Automate consistent, standardized and transparent casebook workflows.
  • Single, paperless submission of casebook materials.
  • Status tracking of multiple dossiers through multiple stages of review.
When will my unit transition to Mason FACTs?

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. 

Why this investment now?

As George Mason University matures as a multifaceted public research university, the need to invest in systems that facilitate the work of our faculty, programs, and institution as a whole becomes more critical. We must be able to promote faculty expertise and academic programs to prospective students, various university stakeholders, and the broader community.

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 in an online platform.

How was Interfolio selected?

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.