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2022 Celebration of Success recognizes and shows appreciation of all College of Science faculty and staff

Thank you for attending this year's celebration of success. 

Celebration of Success 2022

Resources and Opportunities

Outstanding Achievement Awards: Call for Nominations

Mason's Outstanding Achievement Awards honor faculty and staff across 16 award categories and celebrate their hard work, dedication, and contributions to the university.

Nominate a colleague for an award by the Feb. 25 deadline. Note: Departmental awards may have different deadlines.

The Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony is scheduled for April 25. For more information, visit the website

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Inclusive STEM Teaching Project

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project is a 6 week course designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and the ability of faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students to cultivate inclusive STEM learning environments for all their students and to develop themselves as reflective, inclusive practitioners. The next session will run from March 6 through April 28. Register and learn more about the March 6 course here.

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Participate as an ASSIP mentor

Do you have a grant proposal idea that you want to pilot using seed money and top young researchers?  Are you passionate about recruiting the next, diverse generation of problem solvers and innovators as future Mason undergraduate and graduate students?  Would you like to broaden your impact by conducting original research with enthusiastic, top undergraduate and high school students in a remote, in-person or hybrid summer setting with support from a mature Mason research program?    

If so, you may address those goals by participating as a 2023 Aspiring Scientists’ Summer Internship Program (ASSIP) Mentor! 

If interested, please complete this short survey. 

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Stearns Center First Year Five

The First Year Five is program for new faculty run by the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning. George Mason University has a deep commitment to inclusivity in all aspects of university life, and faculty’s work in designing and teaching courses is a fundamental aspect of that dedication. Stearns Center, with support from the ARIE Project, the Inclusive Excellence Council, and the Diversity Office, invites new faculty to join this endeavor, increasing their own capacities as teachers while building a network of like-minded peers across the university, starting in their very first weeks at Mason. 

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Resources

Spring 2023 Syllabus Guidance

The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning continues to collaborate with units across campus to support you in whatever modality your teaching occurs this semester. We invite you to review our updated Syllabus Guidance information this spring. Even if you are familiar with most of Mason’s start-of-semester policies and procedures, we encourage you to take a few minutes to check this page for overviews and for links to updated course policies, technology guides, and resources.

Stearns Center First Year Five

The First Year Five is program for new faculty run by the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning. George Mason University has a deep commitment to inclusivity in all aspects of university life, and faculty’s work in designing and teaching courses is a fundamental aspect of that dedication. Stearns Center, with support from the ARIE Project, the Inclusive Excellence Council, and the Diversity Office, invites new faculty to join this endeavor, increasing their own capacities as teachers while building a network of like-minded peers across the university, starting in their very first weeks at Mason. 

Career Influencer Network

The Mason Career Influencers Network is a nationally recognized model for providing career development support to students through their relationships with professors, advisors, success coaches, supervisors, community directors, and many other roles at the university. Learn how to join.

Student Evaluations of Teaching

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning invites faculty to visit the Student Evaluations of Teaching (SET) website to learn more about the SET process and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Well-Being Resources

The Patriots Thriving Together website presents quick summaries of those resources, with links to learn more in-depth information on other Mason sites, such as The Center for the Advancement of Well-being. Discover which resources are most interesting and helpful for you. Get started now.

Faculty Study Leave

Some projects require extended time away from the university. Mason and the College of Science understand the importance of field research, writing, and study.

In the fall and spring semesters of each academic year, eligible term and tenured faculty at Mason are provided an opportunity to apply for a study leave to advance their scholarly research, teaching, and/or creative activity, including the development of innovative teaching approaches and methods. Leaves are for one semester at full pay and full benefits or an academic year at half pay that can be supplemented with sponsored project funding.

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