Capital Soup

TALLAHASSEE, FL – During a recent meeting of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee, Provost Marcella David underscored the University’s commitment to not only ensuring a premier learning environment for its student body, but also a efficacious teaching environment for its faculty. The University’s focus in these areas includes the recent creation of a new associate provost for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development position.

David announced that long-time administrator and tenured professor Genyne Henry Boston, Ph.D., will serve in this capacity. In her new role, Boston will provide leadership in ensuring academic and research excellence, as well as innovation in facilitating a learning environment of intellectual vibrancy, personal and social responsibility, success, and significance for both faculty and students.

“Faculty engagement is a high priority,” David said about creating the new role. “This alignment will allow us to provide better support to the FAMU community.”

Boston will also serve as the liaison for the provost and vice president for academic affairs for faculty recruitment and hiring, and coordinate faculty-related human resources functions, including representing Academic Affairs in the collective bargaining process. She will coordinate centralized orientation services for new faculty and faculty in transition; ensure that quality mentoring and development support are provided to faculty to enhance student learning and teaching in different modalities; serve as a liaison with administrators, faculty, and other constituents of the University; support and develop the research capacity and endeavors of faculty; and support execution of academic practices in alignment with the policies and academic goals of the University.

Commenting on her appointment and highlighting her passion for teaching and learning, Boston said, “I believe that everyone has a role to play in the success of our students. It is my goal to ensure that faculty members are equipped with information and resources to make a difference in the learning experience of FAMU students.” read more