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May, 2010  // Posts published in May, 2010

26 May Posted by in Business | Comments Off on Distributed Campuses

Distributed Campuses

The first performance weekend of Mason’s new Hylton Performing Arts Center, plus the imminence of other new buildings in Prince William and Arlington, calls new attention to our distributed campus system. Fairfax is of course our largest campus — I was successfully instructed when I sought the job here that we never refer to it […]


19 May Posted by in Business | Comments Off on Money Isn’t…

Money Isn’t…

Had a discussion yesterday with a bevy of university administrators from the UK, who were in the United States to discuss higher education leadership. It’s the second time we’ve hosted such a group — they visit a number of institutions — and the exchange has been both pleasant and interesting. Lots of shared issues. After […]


11 May Posted by in Academics | Comments Off on Student Quality

Student Quality

This is the week where we join students in celebrating the achievement of graduation. At many ceremonies, we have a chance to note what individual students have accomplished, and what they are now in a position to accomplish through their next job or program of study. It’s always fun, and sometimes genuinely inspiring, to see […]


03 May Posted by in Business | Comments Off on Assessing


We’re drawing to a close on the busiest season yet on program review, which keeps our office of assessment and many academic units quite busy. We established a system of seven-year reviews a few years back, and the pace has picked up considerably this year. All programs are involved save those with separate accreditation procedures. […]