OAP has developed a few new features in UW Interfolio Faculty Search system to help units track the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on recruitment efforts.

New Position Statuses
Two new position status options – “Search Delayed – COVID-19” and “Search Cancelled – COVID-19” – are accessible via the Status drop-down menu near the top of the position page. While use of the position status feature is optional, we hope these new options will help units to better monitor and analyze recruitments during this challenging time.

New Disposition Code
Additionally, a new COVID-19-related disposition code has been created and added to the disposition matrix. Units can use the new “Review Suspended – COVID-19” code to disposition applicants who were still under consideration when the recruitment was cancelled due to COVID-19. Any applicants who were reviewed and taken out of consideration prior to the cancellation should be dispositioned using the standard disposition codes. All applicants need to be assigned a disposition code before a search is closed with or without hire, or canceled due to COVID-19.

For UW Interfolio Faculty Search resources, visit the user guides and our newly updated Interfolio FAQ page on the OAP website.