Mason FACTs (Faculty Activity and Collaboration Tools)

Mason Faculty Activity & Collaboration Tools (FACTs)

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.

Mason FACTs is an important initiative for our university and Interfolio is an important tool and resource for our community. The technology will provide a structure for cataloging faculty accomplishments while also helping to streamline the promotion, tenure and reappointment processes. It will be an important catalyst for our continued maturation and development as a nationally respected comprehensive research university

 

~Mark R. Ginsberg, Provost and Executive Vice President

About Interfolio

What is Interfolio?

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 and has proven the following:

  • 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 

How was Interfolio Selected?

Interfolio was selected through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, after demonstrating the above strengths. The RFP process involved campus representatives and stakeholders:

  • Communications & Marketing
  • Faculty & Faculty Senate
  • Human Resources & Payroll
  • Information Technology Services
  • Office of the Provost 
  • Research Council

Faculty define the culture and intellectual climate of a campus. They drive research initiatives, grants, published works, and critical thinking. They are responsible for the success of current students and the influence of generations of alumni.

 

~Interfolio

Investments for Faculty

Review, Promotion & Tenure (RPT)

The Review, Promotion & Tenure (RPT) tool automates existing workflows and processes for faculty renewal, promotion and tenure into a unified content management system to streamline the RPT experience for both candidates and reviewers at all levels within one secure and configurable system.

Please find additional information below to learn more about the RPT Tool:

Dossier

Dossier is an optional and confidential platform, within RPT, that can assist faculty in preparing for every phase of their academic career. Interfolio's Dossier offers tools to help scholars prepare for academic opportunities using cloud-based storage:

  • Annual evaluation
  • Renewal, promotion and/ or tenure
  • Grant submission
  • Etc.

All the documents collected and added to Dossier remain there for future use. Newly hired faculty can use Dossier, upon hire and they will retain access to Dossier even after the end of their time with the institution.

Please find tutorials below to set up your personal dossier:

Users may end up with multiple Interfolio accounts as a result of working at a previous institution(s), applying to various positions, as well as being a letter writer for external evaluations. This tool has been designed to let users self-merge their multiple accounts.

Please find tutorials below to merge your personal dossier:

Faculty 180 (F-180)

The Faculty 180 (F-180) tool can collect, integrate and consolidate data around faculty activities and accomplishments into a single-source, faculty-verified, online database to promote strategic and data-driven decisions:

  • Facilitates accreditation reporting
  • Facilitates CV maintenance and empowers faculty to tell their own story
  • Promotes scholarly networking, collaboration, partnerships, etc.
  • Leverages and communicates faculty strengths to a variety of stakeholders
  • Reduces the need to respond to multiple administrative requests
  • Integrates with faculty profiles on Mason websites.
Contact Mason FACTs

Molli J. Herth, M.Ed

Program Manager for Faculty Affairs and Development,

Office of the Provost