A Candidate's Guide to Interfolio Review, Promotion, and Tenure
We have created a secure, user-friendly interface that allows candidates to quickly and easily assemble a packet of materials for their review and submit these materials online.
This article explains what to expect as the candidate of a review conducted using Interfolio's Review, Promotion, and Tenure service.
You can generate a PDF and print this article from the sidebar to the left of this page.
In this Article:
- How do I activate my candidate account? What does the notification email look like?
- How to view past packets
- How to view packet requirements
- How to add files to your packet
- How to preview your packet before submitting
- How to view files that are shared with you by the committee in RPT
- How to respond to shared Files
If your institution uses Interfolio Review, Promotion, & Tenure to conduct review processes online, you will be asked to submit a packet of review materials through Interfolio.
Before you begin, an administrator will create a case for you that includes instructions for submitting your packet with all the required documents and forms.
You will be notified that your case is ready via email.
Select “View Case” in the notification email
When you select “View Case” in this email you will be prompted to create a password that generates the Interfolio account you will use to collect and submit materials for your packet.
If you already have an Interfolio account, the "View Case" button will take you to your account dashboard.
Activate your account
You may need to enter a password to activate your Interfolio account.
Enter a password and accept our Terms of Service and click to activate your account
View your packet instructions and requirements:
Click the link to "Your Packets" from the institutional page's navigation bar, or use the link on your homepage in the To-Do's
Not seeing it?
If you do not see this in your navigation bar, you might be on the Dossier page, Switch accounts user the account menu in the top right.
Select the relevant packet
You can view past packets in the section below the Active Packets
You will see an "Overview" page listing the required materials and forms you will need to add to your packet.
Click Edit Packet to view the instructions
Click "Instructions" in the upper right corner of the page to view any instructions provided by your institution for assembling your packet
Your packet will likely be divided into sections, each with a list of materials you will need to upload in order to complete each section.
If a due date has been set, you will also see the due date for each section. Each section of the packet can be submitted once all requirements for the section have been met.
Note that individual packet sections can have unique due dates.
If enabled by an administrator, you may also be able to add sections to your packet. If this feature is enabled, you will see an "Add Section" button.
Click "Work on Packet"
This will open a page where you can upload files to satisfy packet requirements.
Click "Add File" to upload materials to your packet
When uploading files, make sure you give the materials in your packet a meaningful title because reviewers will see the titles you provide as bookmarks to the left of the page when reviewing your documents.
By default, the name that will appear to reviewers is the name of the file as you upload it, but you can also edit the title of a file after adding it to your packet.
You can upload multiple files at one time.
You can also add files from packets you have previously submitted:
Or you can add new files including video and webpages:
If your institution subscribes to the feature, you can also add files from collections, including collections you may have created when using Interfolio's "Guidelines" feature, as shown in the two images below.
Look for the green check mark when you have satisfied a requirement
When a requirement is satisfied it appears with a green check mark. Likewise, completed sections are marked "Complete."
If you need to edit or replace a document, click the edit pencil
You can edit the title of the file, or click "Replace" to choose a new file to replace it.
Click "Preview Packet" when you are ready to submit completed sections
Select which sections of your packet you want to submit
Only sections with completed requirements will appear in the list.
The preview shows exactly how the packet you are submitting will appear to your committee. A sample preview is shown below.
Click "Submit Packet" when you are ready
Your packet will be sent to the appropriate committee for review.
If a section is labeled as a "Locked Section," this means your institution has opted to restrict editing after submission. Please contact an administrator at your institution if you have questions about a locked section.