[VIDEO] Coming Soon - Fall 2018: Improvements to Candidate Packets in Review, Promotion & Tenure
Planned for release this fall, we are releasing two related improvements around candidate packets in Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure.
- Improved packet transparency. We will be changing the visual layout of the candidate packet, so that the administrator view and the candidate view will resemble each other much more closely.
- Reuse past case materials. We will be adding the ability for an Administrator or Committee Manager to pre-populate a candidate's case with suggested materials pulled from that candidate's past cases—which the candidate can accept, edit, or remove.
We encourage institutional administrators currently using Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure to watch our brief video tour below.
About Wireframes: A Note on the Video Tour
The video tour below looks like the actual Interfolio technology platform, but it's really just a series of visual mockups to illustrate what the interface is planned to look like.
We call these "wireframes"—and of course, they are pretty close to accurate, or we wouldn't show them to you! Therefore please bear in mind that the finished product may differ in small aspects from what you see in the video. Still, it should help you prepare.
Video Tour: Upcoming Release Preview
About Improved Packet Transparency
As you'll see, we are making a few visual changes to the layout of the candidate packet.
Some colleges and universities have an obligation to make a large portion (or all) of the information involved in the case available to their faculty review candidates, throughout the entire review process. What you see in the video will make that easier for these institutions to satisfy that obligation.
At the same time, the new packet layout does not force total transparency on those institutions whose policy requires a more closed-off experience. We have preserved the variety of tools that already existed to associate materials and information with the case that are not visible to the candidate—such as internal case sections, case data forms, and external evaluations.
About Reusing Past Case Materials
As the video indicates, we are adding the ability for authorized institutional to pre-populate a candidate's case with suggested materials pulled from that candidate's past cases.
At the same time, the platform gives the candidate the option to accept, edit, or remove those suggested materials.
This feature should make it more convenient, and further prevent errors, when running repeat reviews for the same individual through Interfolio over multiple years.
If you would like more information about how to prepare for this upcoming feature, please contact your Account Manager or Project Manager (depending upon your institution) directly.