Dear Students and Families: As we enter the final days of February, I am writing to share our weekly update about activities on the calendar this weekend. The team and I are grateful for your continued participation; these events and…
Faculty Invited to Provide Input on Faculty Information System Vendors
Over the course of the Spring 2021 term, Syracuse University will review and adopt an electronic portfolio or Faculty Information System (FIS) for full-time faculty. This system will enable capturing details about faculty activities in research and creative activities, teaching and service in a useful, consistent and sharable manner.
Once fully implemented, it will be the backbone of all full-time faculty reporting processes, including annual updates, reappointment reviews, tenure reviews and promotion processes. It also can be used to create consistent online faculty profiles, for accreditation reports and for telling our story to the world. Although part-time faculty will not use the system for review and reappointment at this time, they are invited to preview the system and may use it voluntarily to create digital profiles.
Faculty are invited to attend vendor demonstrations and to provide feedback about the systems. Each vendor will provide a general overview session or a walkthrough of their product, focusing on key features, functions and user experience. Demonstrations will last approximately 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for questions, and are scheduled for these times:
- Digital Science: Thursday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to noon
- Interfolio: Friday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Information about the vendors is in the Faculty Information System Answers page. Users must be logged in with your NetID and password to access the page.
A third demonstration from Watermark took place last week. All sessions are recorded and are available through the Answers page. After reviewing the recordings, faculty are invited to submit their feedback. All feedback should be submitted before the close of business on Feb. 26, 2021.