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Mason FACTs FAQs

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Why this investment now?

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
How did Mason choose Interfolio?

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.

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.