New Faculty Welcomed to Mason

Posted: August 23, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Approximately 120 new faculty members joining George Mason this fall were welcomed yesterday at an orientation and luncheon hosted by the Office of the Provost.

Provost Peter Stearns provided an overview and spoke about academic integrity, reappointment, promotion and tenure, while Linda Schwartzstein, vice provost for academic affairs, discussed academic policies and the Banner system.

Marilyn Mobley, associate provost for educational programs, spoke about teaching; Laurie Fathe, associate provost for education improvement and innovation, and Star Muir, director of Learning Support Services, discussed instructional support and information technology; and Erek Perry, director of the University Scholars program, spoke about Mason students.

Other presenters were Suzanne Slayden, chair of the Faculty Senate; Christine LaPaille, vice president for University Relations; Matthew Kluger, vice president for research and economic development; and Sandy Hubler, vice president for University Life.

The program concluded with a luncheon sponsored by Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF and a benefits fair. The names of all new faculty members, their academic degrees and most recent positions will be listed in a directory that will be distributed at the Fall Convocation on Oct. 11.

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