Professional Development

Faculty excellence is a major point of pride at Mason. Empowering our instructors, researchers, and leadership to reach their professional and organizational goals is a serious priority. Mason offers faculty a variety of resources and services for continuing education and development.

Professional support is critical to career advancement.

Mason provides faculty members with the support they need to develop their skills to the highest level.

Faculty Affairs and Development in the Office of the Provost offers programs and resources for faculty professional development. They also offer periodic workshops targeted at specific faculty groups, such as department chairs/heads and mid-career faculty.

Contact Faculty Affairs to learn more. 

Vice President Rose Pascarell at the 2018 Diversity and Well-Being Summit

Vice President Rose Pascarell at the 2018 Diversity and Well-Being Summit presenting "Building an Inclusive University for the World Where You Matter and Thrive!"

We Offer a Variety of Options

Mason's Faculty Mentoring Communities program provides new tenure-track faculty members with experienced mentors, structured sessions, and a community of support to help set them on a pathway for success. 

Writing Across the Curriculum provides Faculty Writing Support programs that offer flexibility and community to help you reach your writing goals, through focused biannual Writing Retreats or weekly Friday Write-Ins. 

HR's Organizational Development, Learning, and Coaching division can offer individual coaching, workshops on conflict resolution, and leadership training. The ODLC team can also customize sessions for your unit. MasonLEAPS has trainings on Blackboard, Fiscal Services, Compliance, Diversity & Ethics, and more. 

Browse the Stearns Center catalogue of development opportunities to find what you're looking for, or try something you didn't know you needed. 

LinkedIn Learning provides free and unlimited online training on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, music and video editing and production, and web design and development, with new courses added weekly. Select "Sign in with your organization account" to access. 

And remember that you can always access Mason's institutional subscription to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, which provides resources, career advancement opportunities, and support designed to enhance faculty success.

Linda Monson

Linda Monson, Distinguished Service Professor and Director of Keyboard Studies in the School of Music, speaks at a Mason TEDx conference at Harris Theatre. Faculty members can increase their knowledge by learning from their peers.