Mason Core Committee Members 2018-2019
|Co-chair||Bethany M. Usher||Associate Provost, Undergraduate Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Science||Gabriele Belle (Senate)||Physics and Astronomyemail@example.com|
|College of Humanities and Social Sciences||Melissa Broeckelman-Post (Senate)||Communication; Cofirstname.lastname@example.org
|College of Humanities and Social Science||Chris DiTeresi (Senate)||Philosophyemail@example.com|
|School of Business||Cheryl Druehl (Provost Appointee)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Humanities and Social Sciences||Kelly Dunne (Senate)||School of Integrative Studiesemail@example.com|
|College of Science||Jason Kinser (Provost Appointee)||Computational and Data Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Volgenau School of Engineering||Tamara Maddox (Senate)||Computer Scienceemail@example.com|
|College of Health and Human Services||Laura Poms (Senate)||Global and Community Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution||Mara Schoeny (Provost Appointee)||email@example.com|
|College of Humanities and Social Sciences||Courtney Wooten (Senate)||Writing and Rhetoricfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Health and Human Services||Ali Weinstein (Senate)||Global and Community Healthemail@example.com|
|College of Education and Human Development||Abena Aidoo (Provost Appointee)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ex Officio||Stephanie Foster||Undergraduate Educationemail@example.com|
|Ex Officio||Shelley Reid||Stearns Center for Teaching and Learningfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Representative||Cedric Price||School of Integrative Studiesemail@example.com|
*On Research Leave
** Faculty Senate approved substitute appointee
Mason Core Sub-comittees
The Mason Core Sub-committee members are available to answer questions related to proposal creation and submission. Contact information is listed above.
Quantitative Reasoning, IT, & Natural Sciences: Rebecca Ericson, Tamara Maddox, Ali Weinstein, Cheryl Druehl, Jason Kinser
Arts & Literature: Peter Winant, Garry Sparks, Shelley Reid, Kelly Dunne
Social & Behavioral Sciences, Global Understanding, & History: Melissa Broeckelman-Post, Dominique Banville, Matthew Scherer, Mara Schoeny, Stephanie Foster
Mason Core Committee
(Charge as revised and approved by the Faculty Senate – April 1, 2009, composition of membership amended September 7, 2011. Revisions including new name: Mason Core Committee approved by the Faculty Senate Dec. 4, 2013)
Composition: The membership of the Committee comprises 14 voting members:
A. Eight elected from the Faculty Senate for staggered three year terms ensuring that most academic units are represented, one at least should be a senator;
B. Four faculty appointed by the Provost;
C. The Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education; and
D. A representative from the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence (ex-officio);
E. A representative from the Office of Institutional Assessment (ex-officio); and
F. One student elected by the Student Senate.
A. The Committee will work in cooperation with the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education on all matters concerning the Mason Core (formerly general education).
B. For all foundation, core, and –synthesis and/or capstone experience Mason Core requirements, the Committee will approve courses to fulfill these requirements. The Committee will develop procedures for the measurement of “satisfactory skills in oral and written presentations” for the synthesis and/or capstone experience requirement, and work with the Office of the Provost to develop procedures for the demonstration of these skills.
C. The Committee will approve and monitor, through periodic review, the proficiency examinations related to the Mason Core requirements, the competency tests, and any other alternatives proposed to fulfill the requirements.
D. The Committee will maintain a file of all proficiency examinations and will approve policies related to their administration.
E. The Committee will confer with the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Policies when changes to Mason Core requirements impact the entire university and/or would be a change to the university catalog.
F. The Committee will provide an annual report to the Faculty Senate. The report shall include:
a) The number of students taking and passing proficiency examinations; and
b) Changes in the criteria for the Mason Core;
More frequent reports to the Faculty Senate might take place as adjustments to the Mason Core program may warrant.
Please contact the Program Specialist for Undergraduate Education at 703-993-5941 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.