Campus Conversations: Online Education

Event date:  November 8, 2019

This fall, Provost David Wu and Vice President Michelle Marks will host a series of engagements that invite faculty and staff to participate in the visioning process of our online education initiative. We will need the knowledge, perspectives and feedback of the entire Mason community as we work together to develop our online programming model. RSVP today.

Pathbreakers Webinar Series: “Post-Traditional Students/Adult Learners”

Event date:  May 29, 2019

Today more than 20% of college students are over the age of 24. Marie Cini, the President of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), talks about companies, universities and organizations that are helping to innovate to support the non-traditional, "adult" college student.

P3•EDU Conference 2019 (Invitation-Only)

Event date:  April 30, 2019

Higher education institutions in the United States face a number of fundamental challenges to their business model. To address these challenges, colleges and universities are increasingly entering into long-term contractual relationships with private partners...

Campus Conversations: Online Learning

Event date:  April 22, 2019

As we consider how to best develop and scale online programs, we’ll need the knowledge, perspectives and feedback of the entire Mason community. This semester, we’re launching a series of conversations that will explore Mason’s opportunities to fulfill our access vision and we invite your participation.

Faculty Chat with Michelle Marks: Online Education

Event date:  April 22, 2019

Dr. Michelle Marks, Vice President for Academic Innovation and New Ventures, is leading the university's effort to grow and scale online programming. Please join her for a discussion about different models for online learning and share your experience...

Online Innovation Conversation with Michelle Marks

Event date:  April 17, 2019

Dr. Michelle Marks, Vice President for Academic Innovation & New Ventures, iinvites you to join her for a conversation around online education at Mason. Michelle will bring together a small group of faculty and staff to participate in group discussions exploring ways our campus and faculty keep Mason at the forefront...

Pathbreakers Webinar Series: “Innovating Financial Aid with Income Sharing Agreements”

Event date:  February 26, 2019

Student debt remains at an all-time high, topping $1.5 billion this year, and as the cost of higher ed rises, there seems to be no end in sight. So how can we think differently about supporting students? How do we innovate financial aid? ISAs – or income sharing agreements – represent a new way of helping students finance their college degrees...

Pathbreakers Webinar Series: “Innovating Higher Ed”

Event date:  January 28, 2019

Featuring Michael Horn, an expert on innovation, online learning, and how to transform the education system into a student-centered one, this Pathbreakers session will focus on how to define innovation in higher ed and how to leverage the “disruptive” forces both inside and outside of higher ed to Mason’s advantage...

Pathbreakers Webinar Series: “Competency-Based Learning”

Event date:  November 27, 2018

Competency-based education (CBE) involves defining skills that students will be asked demonstrate in practical ways during their course study. While universities are intrigued by the promise of defining and measuring competencies and helping students build a portfolio...

Building ADVANCE Pathways with Janette Muir

Event date:  November 5, 2018

Come meet with Janette Muir to learn how you best position your program and faculty to join the ADVANCE team. Janette will lead a discussion that addresses academic policy and curriculum issues and helps you prepare to connect with the NOVA team. Join the discussion and...

Online Programming with Steve Nodine

Event date:  November 1, 2018

Online learning is front and center in several new Mason initiatives. Are you teaching online now? Do you have issues or ideas you want to share? Are you looking for new ways to approach online? Steve and his Digital Learning team want to hear from you and talk about possible strategies for you. We...

Pathbreakers Webinar Series: “Blending Apprenticeships and Bootcamps”

Event date:  October 23, 2018

Most boot camps charge students, even those with a university degree, to take on more education as a ticket to entering the workforce. Is that fair?  We will talk with Heather Terenzio, CEO of Techtonic, a new kind of boot camp and business model that seeks to empower women, minorities and underserved...

Innovation Conversation with Michelle Marks

Event date:  October 17, 2018

Dr. Michelle Marks, Vice President for Academic Innovation & New Ventures, invites you to join her for conversation around innovative ventures at George Mason University. Michelle will bring together a small group of faculty and staff to participate in group discussions exploring ways our campus and...

ADVANCE Academic Summit

Event date:  October 8, 2018

The ADVANCE Academic Summit is a NOVA-Mason event for faculty across the two institutions in several disciplinary areas and high demand programs. Participants will work on creating clear pathways from NOVA to Mason, develop faculty partnerships to facilitate the exchange of syllabi and other materials, and to potentially explore new areas of focus...

Innovation Conversations with Michelle Marks

Event date:  April 25, 2018

Dr. Michelle Marks, Vice President for Academic Innovation and New Ventures, invites you to join her for conversation around innovative ventures at George Mason University. Michelle will bring together a small group of faculty and staff to participate in group discussions exploring ways our campus and faculty...

Building ADVANCE Pathways with Janette Muir

Event date:  April 18, 2018

Come meet with Janette Muir to learn how you best position your program and faculty to join the ADVANCE team. Janette will lead a discussion that addresses academic policy and curriculum issues and helps you prepare to connect with the NOVA team. Join the discussion and identify the steps...

Listening Sessions: Online Programming with Steve Nodine

Event date:  April 12, 2018

Join Steve Nodine for two listening sessions on “Online Programming at Mason.” Steve and his Digital Learning team will provide opportunities for you to discuss your experiences, voice your concerns and your share plans related to instructional design and online course development. Your responses will...

Innovation Conversation with Michelle Marks

Event date:  March 21, 2018

Dr. Michelle Marks, Vice President for Academic Innovation & New Ventures, invites you to join her for conversation around innovative ventures at George Mason University. Michelle will bring together a small group of faculty and staff to participate in group discussions exploring ways our campus and faculty can support the university’s strategy...

ADVANCE Faculty Summit

Event date:  March 2, 2018

As we prepare for the launch of the NOVA/Mason ADVANCE program, we look forward to bringing together faculty from the two institutions for a day focused on the work we will do to best serve our students...

ADVANCE Student Services Summit

Event date:  February 16, 2018

The Student Services Summit will be an opportunity to bring together teams from both institutions around the NOVA/Mason ADVANCE program focused around student services. We will concentrate on three primary areas: Informational overview and updates on NOVA/Mason ADVANCE program overall, as well as the delivery of student services Flash presentations...