Academic Year 2018 Meeting Schedule

Fall 2017 Pre-Assessment Workshops

Faculty who are teaching courses in Global Understanding or Western Civilization/World History are expected to attend ONE of the following pre-assessment workshops. Please register at:

Thursday, August 24, 2017
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Fenwick 1014


Friday, September 8, 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fenwick 1014

The pre-assessment workshop will focus on syllabus messaging, Mason Core student learning outcomes, and strategies for assignment design. The workshop will be led by Dr. Shelley Reid from The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Stephanie Foster from Undergraduate Education, and Maoria Kirker from Mason Libraries. Please bring 1. a copy of your course syllabus; and 2. instructions for a course assignment that addresses at least one Mason Core learning outcome.

Note: These are the big meetings. During the semester, I will be happy to hold smaller meetings by request. Perhaps you want to group with other faculty teaching the same class? Or, you want to plan ahead for future semesters? Just ask! Contact Stephanie Foster at

Post-Assessment Meetings (Spring 2018)

The post-assessment meeting schedule will be posted later in the semester.

Learning Opportunities for Faculty

Fall 2017 Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference

Want to talk with colleagues about teaching and get ideas? Join us for a fun, food-filled day featuring keynote speaker Kentaro Toyama (author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing social change from the cult of technology) and 30+ sessions led by Mason instructors! See our page for more information and to REGISTER, or browse the PROGRAM SCHEDULE. Nominal registration fee. Discounts for adjunct faculty; free for graduate students and volunteers!

The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning (formerly, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, CTFE)

Check the website for ongoing learning opportunities:


For more information about Mason Core Assessment, contact Dr. Stephanie Foster at