Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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George Mason University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tyler Orton
Projects Innovation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution administer and/or participate in a program or programs to help build a diverse faculty that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs that help increase the diversity of higher education faculty:

George Mason (Mason) University's office of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics (CDE) assist and enforces Mason's policies for hiring a diverse workforce. They also provide verified sources to assist the university in finding a well qualified and diverse pool of potential faculty and staff. Other programs include PhD and graduate student fellowships, and participation in job fairs.

Mason also offers Preparing for Careers in the Academy, a credit-bearing course offered by Mason’s Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence. The purpose of this program is to help students working on terminal degrees such as the PhD and the MFA to prepare for future academic careers and strengthen their instructional effectiveness.

Mason also participates in the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program, a national movement to transform the way aspiring faculty members are prepared for their careers. The PFF program provides doctoral students, as well as some master’s and postdoctoral students, opportunities to observe and experience faculty responsibil- ities at a variety of academic institutions with varying missions, diverse student bodies, and different expectations for faculty.

More information on these can be found at:

The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :
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Data is for FY14

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