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Making a Difference through Meaningful Appreciation

Making a Difference through Meaningful AppreciationMarch 1, 2023

About a year ago, we asked all staff and faculty to participate in the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey. This national, research-based initiative from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at the Harvard Graduate School in Education was also completed at Mason before the pandemic in 2019 and provides a roadmap of workplace issues and opportunities as measured by the change between the survey’s results.

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You Can SucceedFebruary 22, 2023

Last week, I referenced the importance of early career research and experiences shaping one’s scientific success. To commemorate Black and African Heritage Month, as a part of our commitment to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI), I am delighted to share the story of our own Dr. Gerald Weatherspoon, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  

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Dr. Gerald Weatherspoon, Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Early career ASSIP research experiences set a success trajectoryFebruary 15, 2023

At Mason Science, research opportunities are available early and often. As you may know, George Mason University is a globally ranked R-1 research university, with five expanding learning locations in northern Virginia and one campus in South Korea. Science research is at the core of Mason’s past and growing research success.

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ASSIP students

Taking initiative — a key to STEM success February 8, 2023

If you ask 'What is the secret to success?' some may say, 'hard work.' Others may suggest it's 'being at the right place at the right time,' or maybe even 'it's who you know.' Some others might attribute it to luck. I would add one other element to a list of how to achieve the highest levels of success — one's ability to take initiative.

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Spring 2023