BOV Approves Teaching Excellence Resolution

Posted: January 31, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

A resolution encouraging promotion possibilities for tenure track faculty on the grounds of teaching excellence was unanimously adopted by the Board of Visitors at its Jan. 30 meeting.

As outlined by BOV member Sidney Dewberry, who worked closely with the Provost’s Office in authoring the resolution, its overriding purpose is to compliment George Mason’s goal of becoming a “great research university” by becoming “a great teaching university” as well. The entire resolution is available on George Mason’s web site.

The BOV also approved a $160, or a 2.5 percent per student, increase in room and board rates for the 2003-04 academic year. Specifically, the action approves a $90 increase in room rates and a $70 increase in board rates.

In other action, the BOV approved the following new degrees: B.A. in Global Affairs; M.A. in Political Science; M.S. in Health Science; M.S. in Biodefense; and Ph.D. in Biodefense.

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