Instructor Qualifications and Credentialing Requirements

As an institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Mason ensures the qualifications of its instructors meet SACSCOC and University standards.

The George Mason Faculty Credentialing Manual provides guidance regarding documenting and justifying the qualifications of faculty and graduate student instructors at Mason. In addition, the manual clarifies the responsibilities of all stakeholders in this process (faculty and graduate student instructors, departments/LAUs, colleges/schools, and the Office of the Provost).

GMU Faculty Credentialing Manual

  • Appendix A – Ordering Credentials Checklist
  • Appendix B – Mason Transcript Release Form
  • Appendix C – Graduate Student Instructor of Record Documentation Form
  • Appendix D – Justification of Alternate Credentialing/Qualifications Form