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Lessons on Digitizing Faculty Promotion and Tenure

In this free webinar and Q&A, you’ll see a series of practical lessons learned at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) about how to successfully introduce the Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure module—or perhaps any significant new technology for faculty—on campus.

We speak with Dr. Genyne Boston, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, who has spearheaded the process of bringing the whole university’s promotion and tenure processes online in a system that actually works for faculty. Today, Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure is the online system FAMU uses to centrally manage the workflows, materials, decision logistics, and candidate experience involved in faculty promotion and tenure cases. The webinar includes a brief live demo of relevant portions of the Interfolio platform.

You’ll learn:

  • Why FAMU deliberately took a “phased” approach to introducing this new method for these academic review processes
  • What impact the Interfolio platform has had on time, costs, security, and shared governance around P&T decisions at FAMU
  • How FAMU and Interfolio have established a “train the trainer” model to support faculty and staff across campus

About our speaker

Dr. Genyne Henry Boston currently serves as the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development at Florida A&M University, where she is a full professor of English and the founding Director for the Teaching and Learning Center.  She has served in various administrative roles at the University for more than 15 years.  In her role as Associate Provost, Dr. Boston has forged new initiatives designed to support high priority faculty-centered activities like the annual Teaching and Learning Conference, the Provost’s Digital Learning Program, and the Innovative Teaching Award.  She is a Higher Education Leadership Institute Fellow, and has participated in executive leadership training with the American Council of Education’s Women’s Leadership Forum and Academic Impressions Advanced Leadership Program.  She completed her undergraduate and graduate education at Florida State University.  She has also taught at Valencia State College, Tallahassee Community College, and Florida State University.

This webinar took place in June 2018.