Quality Enhancement Program Director Genyne Boston is excited to announce the opening of the Center for Teaching and Learning, which is almost completed. The center will provide teaching and training resources for faculty members.
QEP will also start awarding faculty for its accomplishments in the classroom this upcoming spring during the Faculty Mini Conference. These new projects foreshadow what Boston has planned for the program.
“I accepted this position because I believe it will afford me the opportunity to enhance the experiences of students and faculty at FAMU,” Boston said. “I want to see positive change and positive growth continue at FAMU.”
Maurice Edington stepped down as director of QEP this month to accept the interim dean position in the College of Science and Technology. Genyne Boston, a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools leadership team and a professor in the Department of English, is the new QEP director.
QEP, a SACS mandated requirement, was implemented in fall 2009. The program is a five-year plan that designates courses that address a well-defined and focused topic related to enhancing student learning. QEP is a faculty-driven plan designed to improve the learning and experiences for students.
“I love it because I love working with faculty and students to implement initiatives for
students and faculty, such as the Freshmen Seminar series, the Summer Reading Program and the Faculty Development Workshop series,” said Michelle Roberts, QEP coordinator.
Boston’s primary plan for QEP is to continue to assist with the growth and enhance the teaching of the faculty.
“I was reading about FAMU’s 125 years this past weekend in the (Tallahassee) Democrat, and an article highlighted FAMU’s top 30 under 40,” Boston said. “The accomplishment of those FAMU graduates is a reflection of outstanding teaching and instruction.”
Her goal for QEP is to continue enhancing the educational experience for every student at FAMU as well as providing growth to the goals that Edington already started.
“FAMU’s humble beginnings focused on teaching – excellent teaching – and we want to continue to celebrate that,” Boston said.