Online psychology: moving from courses to curriculum

George Mason University is on a mission to bring quality education within the reach of more students. In its drive to lead a diverse population of learners to their educational goals, Mason is building a robust and varied program of online education...

Micron commits $1M to increase diversity in VA STEM fields

Mason's ADVANCE program and the university's relationship with Micron Industries are highlighted in this InsideNOVA story about how such partnerships can help a company expand its workforce. "(Businesses) support a number of our students' senior design projects," said Ken Ball, dean of Mason's Volgenau School of Engineering. "Our...

A model transfer program that should be copied

Under prodding from the General Assembly that goes back years, Virginia’s four-year institutions are finally developing an easier path from community college to a bachelor’s degree. Unfortunately for students, it is spreading slowly. Unfortunately for anybody obstructing the process, there is one place where the full potential is being realized and proving the concept...

U.S. News: Mason ranks highly for diversity, innovation

George Mason University was ranked as one of the nation’s top institutions for diversity, innovative learning and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings, released Monday. For a second consecutive year, Mason is the top-ranked...

Mason cited as a best college for adult learners

George Mason University is ranked No. 6 nationally, and tops Virginia, as a best four-year college for adult learners, according to Washington Monthly magazine’s latest evaluation. Through initiatives such as the Online Virginia Network and graduate courses offered through a partnership with John Wiley & Sons Inc...

Two Mason faculty honored for online learning

Two George Mason University faculty members are winners of the 2018 Blackboard Catalyst Award for their efforts in successfully leveraging technology to further flexible and experiential learning in an online class. David Miller, the coordinator of the Media Production and Criticism Program within Mason’s Department of Communication, and instructional...

Mason expands online graduate offerings through Wiley partnership

Mason will begin offering an online version of the data analytics engineering master’s degree through Wiley Education Services in spring 2019 to serve a rising number of prospective data scientists and “big data” working professionals across the country. In 2014, Mason became one of the first...

Mason hosts P3•EDU conference

George Mason University this month held a two-day conference with higher ed leaders, business executives and industry media to discuss the impact of public-private partnerships on higher education. The event drew presidents, provosts and senior leaders from more than 100 colleges and universities and included an inside look...

NOVA/Mason ADVANCE student services summit

Mason’s University Life used its Student Service Symposium to bring together teams from Mason and NOVA to focus on the ADVANCE program. The day served as a way to share information and updates, vet and discuss student service provisions for the upcoming fall launch and dream about...