INNOVATION NEWS

Helping students advance, one coach at a time

As a student success coach for the ADVANCE Program, Sharon Kim divides her work week between Mason’s Fairfax Campus and NOVA’s Annandale Campus. Her current caseload of about 350 includes online students, adult learners, student-parents, international students and more. ADVANCE has four success coaches, including Kim, and two more are expected to start this spring.

Coaching Mason’s Success Coaches: A holistic approach to meeting student needs

Students deciding on a major, and those transferring from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to George Mason University, are two of the groups supported by the Mason Care Network and ADVANCE Program. The success coaches guiding these students, and NOVA and Mason advising managers, received coaching of their own on Nov. 18-21 from InsideTrack.

Mason, Nova, Amazon degree program is lauded

The new four-year degree pathway in cloud computing between George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), and developed with Amazon Web Services Educate, has been named Partnership of the Year by Education Dive.

A Closer Look: Contemporary Student Services

New Ventures is launching a new iphone video series to highlight the interesting and innovative programs happening right here on the Mason campus. Learn about the new Contemporary Student Services Office and what makes this office one of the most innovative in the country.