Automating Faculty Processes Through a Workflow Solution

Automating faculty processes through a workflow solution is a wonderful thing. Imagine a workday where you are not managing any paper, phone calls requesting status information are reduced to a minimum, processes move quicker, and first-time quality prevents issues from occurring later in the process. This is achievable when using a faculty information system! At…

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Better Ways to Handle Community Educators

In an academic setting, particularly in the faculty affairs offices within medical schools, a lot goes into managing the appointments and data of their community educators. That’s why having a software application solution like SmartPath is essential for managing your community educators. Medical education programs that lead to Medical Doctor (MD) degrees in the United…


Handling A Record Number of Promotions During Remote Work

Remote work has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. This is especially true for faculty affairs and HR departments—particularly for universities experiencing an uptick in promotions. In our most recent webinar, Tom Simon, CEO of Mountain Pass Solutions, interviewed Janine DeWitte, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at Oakland University’s William Beaumont…


Remote Work and Faculty Affairs

It has been more than one year since offices and universities sent staff, faculty, and students home, turning our homes into makeshift gyms, mock classrooms, and pseudo-conference rooms. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted everything we do and it looks like remote work and many classes are here to stay for a little…

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Case Study: Driving Operational Efficiency in Faculty Affairs

What is the problem? A highly ranked dental school was inundated with inefficient processes like appointing, credentialing, and onboarding faculty and staff. They also lacked a central data repository for faculty and their accomplishments. Together, it created much difficulty hiring and evaluating faculty.   Traditional approaches to managing faculty affairs cost way too much time…


Faculty Evaluation Metrics: Gaining Insight into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Evaluations are central to the mission of any Dean’s office. And “getting it right” is vitally important to efforts to improve the quality of our faculty and therefore the quality of the institution. With fierce competition and economic conditions, the best institutions are working hard to make great decisions with respect to their faculty. But, bias is…

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Questions to Ask When Automating Faculty Workflow Processes

Configurability is critical in new technology adoption: Most faculty affairs offices are looking for ways to make a big impact on quality and efficiency and to do it as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Hence an investment in a new technology. But ironically, some of the most important questions to be asked about a new faculty…


Automating Appointment, Promotion & Tenure Processes

According to a recent AACU survey, over 70% of college presidents anticipate revenue losses of 10% or more. So, is now really the right time to consider automating your appointment, promotion, and tenure processes? We’ve all seen the stats. And most of us are in the midst of experiencing them personally. Today’s faculty affairs leaders…


3 Keys to Success for Your Faculty Management System

How do you maximize adoption and utilization of a faculty management system? Addressing quality, process visibility, and accountability can yield big results in the ultimate success of your software investment. Stating the obvious: faculty affairs administrators see big benefits from automating appointment, promotion, and tenure (APT) processes. But finding the right technology is just the…