Best practices, policy and procedures, document templates and governance information. The resources below support our efforts as faculty and staff members in the College of Science at George Mason University.
The central university reward and recognition program is administered by Human Resources and Payroll. The program provides resources to motivate and retain our faculty and staff and includes formal and informal recognition opportunities.
Request items such as Thank You cards and stickers, gift cards, or Mason memorabilia to create your own recognition toolkit, and even get ideas for reasons to say thank you.
The University Libraries is the place to go for help with scholarly research. Want to get access to electronic publications while on travel or at home? The library has a simple interface for finding your publication or resource and providing you with direct access.
Library Catalogs: The Mason Library Catalog, as well as collaborating collections such as VIVA and WRLC.
Research Databases: Want to find articles on a given subject, searching large numbers of journals? The University maintains subscriptions to many databases and can get you the results fast.
E-Journals: OK, you know which journal you want to look at. Come here to get to it quickly. If the Library subscribes to the electronic version, you will be able to get direct access to full-text versions or pdf downloads. (If you somehow get to a publisher’s page that wants you to pay for an article, you probably got there by some route other than the Library website).
InfoGuides: Subject-specific help written and collated for you by real librarians. Some are created for students in particular courses, some by subject area. There is even one to help you understand and work with the library online system itself.
Research Portals: University Libraries has embarked on an ambitious program to develop discipline-specific research portals.
While the Library provides resources for getting the research done, the Office of Research is ready to help you get the research grant funded.
Here's a reward for your sluthiness - Melanie Juba, who was awarded her Ph.D. in 2013 and also received her B.S. in Biology from Mason, talks about her experience as a doctoral candidate in the following video.