Electronic Promotion Portfolio Resources

Electronic Promotion Portfolio Resources

FGCU's Faculty Senate and Academic Affairs are working together to investigate what FGCU's promotion process could look like without a requirement for a paper format submission.   

During the 2020-21 academic year, discussions in multiple faculty meetings arose about the burdensome documentation requirements for promotion.   As of academic year 20-21, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) stipulates that the official promotion document ("Portfolio") is to be a paper document and that an identical electronic copy must be provided for archival purposes.  The discussions in Faculty Senate teams on this topic culminated in a resolution that was passed by the Faculty Senate in support of making the electronic portfolio the official document for promotion and eliminating  the required paper document.  This web page will collect information that is useful to faculty about what work is happening toward this goal. 

In April 2021, the Faculty Affairs Team surveyed all faculty about their opinion toward electronic promotion portfolios.  Response rate was good (n=234) from a total of about 550 faculty.  An overwhelming majority of respondents were in favor of adopting e-portfolios.  Faculty were asked about a number of pre-identified concerns and were also given a chance to write in their own comments. 

Pie chart with survey results

Bar graph of survey results