News From the Provost's Office

News Items

News coming out of the Provost's Office is divided into three areas: Academics, Research and Resources. Click the sections below to see the corresponding messages and check back regularly for updates.

Academics

2021

June 29: New Course on Racial Justice to Teach Understanding

June 2: Graduate Council Recommends Automatic Extension Not be Granted

April 30: End of Year and Final Exam Week Message from Provost Ginsberg

April 1: Mason Adds In-Person Graduation Options for 2021 and 2020 Graduates

March 30: George Mason University Named Voter Friendly Campus

March 8: Planning and Modifications for Fall 2021

February 22: Mason COACHE Update

February 22: Apply Today As Distinguished Mentor for the 2021-22 Faculty Mentoring Communities Initiative

February 22: Dr. Creston Lynch Appointed Assistant Vice President for University Life

February 15: Mason Professors Forging Community Bonds

February 3: In Lieu of Spring Break, We Suggest Mason Meeting Free Week

January 14: National Guard Deployment and Mason’s Military Activation Policy

January 13: Obituary for Mary Catherine Bateson, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Anthropology and English and Professor Emerita at George Mason University

January 11: Kay Agoston Departs Mason, Office of Fellowships Expanded

 

2020

December 16: Invitation to VPR Candidates’ Public Presentation – January 12, 13 & 15

December 14: Important Information Regarding Alternative Grading Structure, Dean's List & Spring Semester

December 7: Spring Semester Academic Plans

December 2: Statement from Dean Ann Ardis on the Passing of Dr. Walter E. Williams

November 18: Order Spring 2021 Textbooks Online for Delivery to Your Home

November 13: Message Regarding Gov. Northam's New Statewide Measures

November 12: Appointment of Interim Divisional Deans

November 5: Alternative Grading for Fall 2020 Semester

October 19: Announcement Regarding Spring 2021 Semester

October 9: Midterm Grade Reminder for Fall 2020

October 7: TTIP Faculty Thematic Hiring Initiative

October 2: Board of Visitors Approves the Proposed College of Engineering and Computing

October 1: Announcing New Dean of George Mason University’s Scalia Law School

September 15: Nominations Are Open for 2021 Teaching Excellence Awards

August 25: Faculty Evaluations

August 24: George Mason to Close on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3

August 14: School of Computing Final Report

August 13: Fall 2020 Syllabus Information for All Faculty

August 11: Welcome Mason’s New Senior Director of Advising

August 5: Dr. Justin Sutters Named SACSCOC Faculty Fellow

August 5: Thank You to Mason's Research Community

July 31: FAQs from IP Town Hall

July 29: Update to ICE Message About Online Enrollment for NEW F-1 Students

July 17: What to Expect For Fall 2020

July 6: Apply Today for SACSCOC Faculty Fellowship

May 15: Faculty Evaluation Guidance

May 12: Annual Update from the Adjunct Faculty Committee

April 28: Fall Registration to Begin May 1, Summer Registration Ongoing

April 21: New Upcoming Graduate Inclusion and Access Scholars Announced

April 17: Office of Academic Innovation and New Ventures Transition

April 17: Student Orientation to be Held Virtually

April 13: Mark Rozell Reappointed as Dean of Schar School

April 9: Baker Named Interim Dean of CEHD

April 9: Alterations to Graduate Policies

April 7: Spring 2020 Withdrawal Option and Alternative Grading Updates for Graduate Courses

April 7: Coffee Time with Associate Provost for Graduate Education Begins Friday, April 10

April 3: Academic Advisor of the Year

April 2: Academic Standing Procedures – Response to COVID-19 Emergency

April 2: All Summer 2020 Classes to be Held Online

March 28: Graduate Student Grading for Spring 2020

March 25: Official Grading System Changes for Spring Semester

March 16: Clarification Message to Faculty

March 13: Instructional Continuity

March 12: Student Evaluations of Teaching

Resources

2021

July 19: FAQs - Campus Reopening for Faculty and Staff Fall 2021

April 15: Libraries Survey on Journal Article Access

March 9: Solidarity with our Mason Asian Community

February 22: Adjunct Committee Call for Nominations

January 25: Well-Being Tip for the Week of January 25, 2021

January 14: Changes to Disability Services Student Support and Testing Center for Spring 2021

 

2020

September 30: Guidance Regarding COVID Student Notifications for Faculty Teaching Online

September 16: Graphics on COVID-19

September 8: MAAPs Initiative (Introduction): Supporting Students with Sensory Impairments at Mason

August 5: Voluntary Temporary FTE Reduction Option

June 17: Nearly 2,400 Students Helped Through UL Student Emergency Assistance Fund

April 7: Virtual Workshop for Curricular Impact Grant Scheduled for April 17

April 3: COVID-19 Risk Assessment

April 2: University Libraries Update

 

STEARNS CENTER MESSAGES

2021

January 20: Using Piazza in the Spring 21 Semester

January 19: Spring 2021 Syllabus Guidance

January 13: Stearns Center Spring 2021 Semester Prep Information

 

2020

May 27: Sample Syllabus Language

May 14: Reflecting On Your Remote Teaching

May 7: Wrapping Up Your Remote Course

April 30: Active Learning in Your Remote Course

April 23: Considering Alternatives and Adjustments to Your Major Assessments

April 16: Managing Your Time as an Instructor

April 9: Feedback to Students

March 13: Stearns Center and ITS Support

March 28: Teaching Ideas for the Week Ahead from the Stearns Center