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University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

All 2020 graduates, from spring, summer, and fall, are invited to participate in George Mason University’s 2020 Winter Graduation on Thursday, December 17, at 2:00 pm, on GMU-TV. Following the ceremony, CHSS graduates are invited to join the college for its own festivities.

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HEP Alum Publishes Book Understanding University Committees

HEP Alum Publishes Book Understanding University Committees

HEP alum Dr. David Farris's book Understanding University Committees has been published by Stylus Publishing, LLC. "Based on empirical research, organizational theory, and interviews with faculty and administrators, Dr. David Farris provides an informative and vivid examination of the dynamics of committee work, addresses the planning, conduct, roles, composition, and dispositions of members, as well as the institutional context and structures in which they operate that are vital to organizational success."

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HEP Alum Hired as a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum and Publishes Article in The Journal of Higher Education

HEP Alum Hired as a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum and Publishes Article in The Journal of Higher Education

Carrie Klein (HEP Ph.D., 2020) was recently hired as a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum (www.fpf.org). She is working on higher education privacy issues as a part of FPF's Youth & Education team. Carrie also recently co-authored an article in The Journal of Higher Education on data privacy policies in higher education with Dr. Michael Brown, an assistant professor at Iowa State University.

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HEP Alum Selected for National Leadership Program

HEP Alum Selected for National Leadership Program

Michael Johnson, Chief of Staff of the University of Houston and a 2011 graduate of MAIS in Higher Education Administration program has been selected as a protégé for the Class of 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute.

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Dr. Kelly Schrum Receives ACLS Digital Extension Grant

Dr. Kelly Schrum Receives ACLS Digital Extension Grant

Dr. Kelly Schrum, an Associate Professor with HEP, is part of a research team that was awarded a 2020 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Digital Extension Grant. A main focus of the grant is working with community college faculty to improve the teaching and learning of world history at community colleges.

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HEP MA Student Awarded Dean's Challenge Award

HEP MA Student Awarded Dean's Challenge Award

Julio Diaz, a student in HEP's MA in Higher Education and Student Development, was awarded a 2020 Dean's Challenge Award. During his time as a master’s student, Julio has focused his research studies on Latinx student success and academic advising.

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HEP Alum Publishes Article and Receives Promotion

HEP Alum Publishes Article and Receives Promotion

Josh Yavelberg, PhD (2016) recently published "Understanding the Student Perspective of Art History Survey Course Outcomes Through Game Development" in the journal, Art History Pedagogy and Practice ( https://academicworks.cuny.edu/ahpp/). He is continuing similar research in this area as well as studying threshold concepts and critical thinking stemming from research conducted for his dissertation. Josh also was recently promoted to Director of Professional Development for the National Recreation and Park Association. 

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Five Tips for a Successful Virtual Defense

Five Tips for a Successful Virtual Defense

In these unprecedented times, our students are having to adapt to virtual life in many different ways. One of those ways is virtual defenses! Check out this CHSS feature on one of our students, Dr. Carrie Klein, who just defended virtually. She gives five tips for a successful virtual defense.

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Latest University Information on COVID-19

Latest University Information on COVID-19

George Mason University is committed to protecting the health of its community. Its resources include up-to-date plans and procedures, identification of student health services clinics, and attention to its study-abroad programs.

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HEP Alum Highlight: Michelle Gnoleba Seki

HEP Alum Highlight: Michelle Gnoleba Seki

Michelle Gnoleba Seki is a 2015 MAIS Higher Education graduate. She has been busy in the time since her graduation, serving as a Senior Academic Advisor at George Mason University, where she was recently awarded the 2019 Academic Advisor of the Year.

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HEP Alum Recently Married and Buys New Home

HEP Alum Recently Married and Buys New Home

HEP alum Dr. Megan Tucker is the BA Program Director and an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at Mason. She recently got married and just bought a house together with her husband in Centreville, VA.

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Conference on Residential Learning Communities as a High Impact Practice

Conference on Residential Learning Communities as a High Impact Practice

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) is excited to host the Conference on Residential Learning Communities as a High Impact Practice, June 16-17, 2019, at Elon University in North Carolina (USA). Dr. Karen Inkelas, co-author of Living-Learning Communities That Work: A Research-Based Model for Design, Delivery, and Assessment (Stylus, 2018), will deliver the keynote.

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OSOP Grad Assistant/Summer Internship

OSOP Grad Assistant/Summer Internship

Opportunity Scholarships and Outreach Programs at Northeastern University is currently interviewing for Graduate Assistants and/or Interns for the Summer Immersion Program Coordinators (2 positions).

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LGBT Grad Assistant

LGBT Grad Assistant

The Graduate Professional Assistant (GPA) for LGBTQ Resources provides administrative and program support to LGBTQ Resources. The GPA assists with program planning, implementation, coordination and assessment in support of co-curricular experiences of LGBTQ students and is responsible for maintaining the LGBTQ Resources website.

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ACE Internships

ACE Internships

The GRA program has been around for a more than six years and is designed to provide master’s and doctoral students (and recent graduates) with an opportunity to gain real-world experience conducting research to inform both policy and practice from within a leading national higher education association.

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IHEP Internships

IHEP Internships

IHEP is seeking two research interns, one for their policy research team and another for their applied research team.

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HEP Doctoral Student Publishes Two Articles

HEP Doctoral Student Publishes Two Articles

Rick Hess, a doctoral student in the Higher Education Program, co-authored the article “Student Affairs Assessment & Accreditation: History, Expectations, and Implications” in the Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry. He also co-authored “Gender and Racial Disparities in a Youth Urban Agriculture Workshop” in the Journal of Extension.

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Resounding the Archives

Resounding the Archives

Dr. Kelly Schrum is part of a team that launched the website Resounding the Archives. "This interdisciplinary project bridges digital humanities, history, and music by bringing historic sheet music back to life through digitization of sheet music, performance of each piece, and student research about each piece. The website makes all of these resources freely available for use by students, teachers, researchers, and public audiences under a Creative Commons license."

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Funding Opportunity: The Graduate Inclusion & Access Scholarship

Funding Opportunity: The Graduate Inclusion & Access Scholarship

The Graduate Inclusion & Access Scholarship seeks to support the growth and development of an inclusive graduate community at George Mason University. At Mason we believe “diversity is our strength.” An inclusive graduate student community is essential to enhance the quality of the intellectual environment for all of our students and faculty. This scholarship, awarded on a competitive basis, is available to doctoral students from disadvantaged and/or underrepresented groups in their respective fields of graduate study.

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HEP Student and Affiliate Publish Article

HEP Student and Affiliate Publish Article

HEP affiliate Dr. Hironao Okahana and HEP Doctoral Candidate Carrie Klein recently published an article in Innovative Higher Education, STEM Doctoral Completion of Underrepresented Minority Students: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Participation in the Doctoral Workforce.

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Book Edited by Members of HEP Community Slated for August Release

Book Edited by Members of HEP Community Slated for August Release

HEP Professor Jaime Lester and HEP Doctoral Candidate Carrie Klein’s edited book, Learning Analytics in Higher Education: Current Innovations, Future Potential and Practical Applications, is slated for an August 15th release date. Carrie Klein and fellow HEP student Rick Hess authored a chapter in the book on learning analytics, assessment, and student learning outcomes.

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HEP Student Awarded National Research Grant

HEP Student Awarded National Research Grant

Adrienne Thompson, a doctoral student in HEP, is part of a research team that received the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention, in Higher Education’s (NODA) 2018 – 2019 Catalyst Grant.

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CHSS 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

CHSS 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

This year Dr. Barbara Glenn was awarded a CHSS Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Glenn, who received a Doctor of Arts degree with our program, is the Dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at J. Sargeant Community College.

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Celebrating success

Celebrating success

The mood in EagleBank Arena was lively on May 18 and 19, as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences held its degree celebration ceremonies. Congratulations again to all of our graduates! We are pleased to welcome you to an impressive community of alumni, made only stronger by the class of 2017.

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The college welcomes Edward Lengel and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin to the 2017 degree celebrations

The college welcomes Edward Lengel and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin to the 2017 degree celebrations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the May 2017 degree celebrations will be led by two outstanding alumni: chief historian for the White House Historical Association, Edward Lengel, and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin, a former acting chief of police for the Fairfax County Police Department and the current supervisor of safety and security for Loudoun County Public Schools.

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HEP Alum's New Book is Published

HEP Alum's New Book is Published

2015 HEP DA graduate Michael Perini recently published The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional: Reassessing and Redefining the Role through Chandos Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier.

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What Are Students Demanding?

What Are Students Demanding?

HEP alum Hollie Chessman along with Lindsay Wayt analyze the demands from student organizers across 76 higher education institutions and coalitions in this blog post.

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Library of Congress Selects the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media for K-12 Interactive Development

Library of Congress Selects the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media for K-12 Interactive Development

The Library of Congress has selected the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University to develop Eagle Eye Citizen — an engaging, online and mobile-friendly interactive for K-12 students focused on Congress and civic participation. Kelly Schrum, associate professor in the Higher Education Program and director of educational projects at the Center for History and New Media, is the principal investigator and co-director for the grant.

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HEP Alum Michael Perini Publishes Chapter in the Book Advances in Librarianship

HEP Alum Michael Perini Publishes Chapter in the Book Advances in Librarianship

HEP alum Michael Perini had a chapter published in the book Advances in Librarianship. The chapter titled "The Scholars’ Commons: Redefining Services and Spaces for Graduate Student Success" serves "as a review of recently developed models of graduate commons—in this discussion referred to as Scholars’ Commons—as defined by an integration of physical learning spaces, personnel, and a dynamic availability of research support services that support assist graduate students throughout their academic life cycle."

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HEP Alum Michael Perini Publishes Chapter in the Book Advances in Librarianship

HEP Alum Michael Perini Publishes Chapter in the Book Advances in Librarianship

HEP alum Michael Perini had a chapter published in the book Advances in Librarianship. The chapter titled "The Scholars’ Commons: Redefining Services and Spaces for Graduate Student Success" serves "as a review of recently developed models of graduate commons—in this discussion referred to as Scholars’ Commons—as defined by an integration of physical learning spaces, personnel, and a dynamic availability of research support services that support assist graduate students throughout their academic life cycle."

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How We Learned to Drop the Quiz: Writing in Online Asynchronous Courses

How We Learned to Drop the Quiz: Writing in Online Asynchronous Courses

Kelly Schrum, associate professor in the Higher Education Program and director of educational projects at the Center for History and New Media, had an article she co-wrote with two PhD history students published as a chapter in Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning. The article “How We Learned to Drop the Quiz: Writing in Online Asynchronous Courses” focused on "eliminating multiple-choice quizzes from online courses, an experience that enabled both instructors and participants to focus on providing meaningful feedback."

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4VA: Teaching Hidden History

4VA: Teaching Hidden History

Kelly Schrum, associate professor in the Higher Education Program and director of educational projects at the Center for History and New Media, is currently developing an online course with funding from 4VA. The course, Teaching Hidden History, integrates digital history, history education, and best practices in teaching and learning history.

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Moments of Truth Lecture: Amy Goodman

Moments of Truth Lecture: Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,200 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press.

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Digital Storytelling Class Enhances Teaching and Research

Digital Storytelling Class Enhances Teaching and Research

Dr. Kelly Schrum, associate professor in the Higher Education Program and director of educational projects at the Center for History and New Media, is teaching a digital storytelling class this fall. Her section of CTCH 792 (co-offered as HIST 615), "joins compelling research with exciting ways to communicate."

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Kelly Schrum Launches Virginia Child Custody Project

Kelly Schrum Launches Virginia Child Custody Project

Kelly Schrum, associate professor in the Higher Education Program, has launched the Virginia Child Custody Project, a freely available website which "explores child custody in Virginia and nationally within a broad historical and legal context with the goal of providing an impartial, interdisciplinary resource grounded in humanities scholarship."

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Brydin Banning Received Advising Award

Brydin Banning Received Advising Award

Brydin Banning, student in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (MAIS) on Higher Education and Director of Undergraduate Student Services, School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution was recognized as the Student Organization Advisor of the Year for Mason for the work that she has done with S-CAR's student organization, Agora. Congratulations Brydin!

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Dr. Julie Owen Won Diamond Honoree Award

Dr. Julie Owen Won Diamond Honoree Award

Dr. Julie Owen, affiliate faculty member in Higher Education Program and Assistant Professor in New Century College was inducted as a Diamond Honoree at the recent annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association. Congratulations Dr. Owen!

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Dr. Nance Lucas Won the Thomas M. Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award for 2014

Dr. Nance Lucas Won the Thomas M. Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award for 2014

Dr. Nance Lucas, Executive Director, Center for Advancement of Well-Being in New Century College and a faculty member in the Higher Education Program, was the 2014 recipient of the Thomas M. Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland, College Park. The reward was presented at the recent NASPA conference in Baltimore. Dr. Lucas teaches Leadership Ethics in Higher Education.

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Kelly Schrum Receives Grant

Kelly Schrum Receives Grant

Associate Professor Kelly Schrum has received an America's Media Makers Production Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Public Programs.

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Kelly Schrum Receives Award

Kelly Schrum Receives Award

Associate Professor Kelly Schrum has received a Faculty Research and Professional Development Award in the amount of $4,990 to support her Child Custody Project.

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Workplace Bullying in Academia

Workplace Bullying in Academia

Professor Jaime Lester's study, "Workplace Bullying in Higher Education," due to be released in December, takes a unique look at the phenomenon of bullying at work: it is perhaps the first study of its type to look at university faculty.

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Website for Graduate Fellowships

Website for Graduate Fellowships

The Office of the Provost at George Mason University is pleased to announce a new web site for the Office of Graduate Fellowships. The site is a resource for Mason graduate students.

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Graduate Teaching Assistant Positions

Graduate Teaching Assistant Positions

The Center for International Student Access is looking for 1-2 teaching assistants for spring 2013. The assistants will assist with lecture and teaching recitation sections of a research methods course for international students.

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Pitt Presents at EDUCAUSE

Pitt Presents at EDUCAUSE

Sharon Pitt has been selected to give two presentations at the 2012 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Sharon is pursuing a graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration.

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MAIS Graduate Publishes on Financial Aid

MAIS Graduate Publishes on Financial Aid

Gil Brown, a May 2012 graduate of the MAIS in Higher Education Administration program, contributed a chapter on financial aid to the AACRAO book "Strategic Enrollment Management: Transforming Higher Education." Gil is Assistant Vice President and Chief Budget Officer for the Office of Budget and Planning at Mason.

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