Date of Award


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Open Access


Political Science Department


Laurie Buonanno

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First Reader

Laurie Buonanno, Ph.D.

Second Reader

Elizabeth Cappella, Ph.D.


Electronic portfolios are used at many institutions of higher education in the United States for faculty tenure and promotion reviews. Commonly referred to as an e-portfolio, their purpose is to replace traditional paper portfolios with electronic portfolios which can be viewed online and are easily shared. Though e-portfolios can be used for many purposes, this study will focus on their application in the tenure and promotion process. The purpose of this research is to gather faculty and administrator views towards utilizing e-portfolios for promotion and tenure reviews at Buffalo State. With the expected benefits e-portfolios offer, they will likely be a future consideration for the college.