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For faculty and staff

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.

Promotion & Tenure and Workload Guidelines

Promotion and Tenure Timelines

Statement from the Dean

The promotion and tenure process is one of the most important tasks that we undertake as faculty in an institution of higher education. Over the last two years, the Provost Office and Colleges have collaborated to make our guidelines for renewal, promotion, and tenure accessible online in a detailed format. Internally, I have worked with the Provost and our Department Chairs, who in turn, worked with our faculty, to detail each department’s criteria as follows.

College of Science Documents



Nominate your colleagues for an award

Faculty Teaching Awards   Faculty Research Awards   Outstanding Staff Award

Latest Accolades / Awards

Submit Accolades to Teri Fede via email at tfede.

University reward and recognition program

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.

Send a reward

Recognize your peers

University HR provides DIY FREE resources, like sticky notes, printable templates, and thank you cards, upon request.

Research Help

Research help

Looking for research computing guidance?
Visit the Office of Research Computing website for more information.

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.

Proposal development

While the Library provides resources for getting the research done, the Office of Research is ready to help you get the research grant funded.

Contact information

Ali Andalibi
Associate Dean for Research
Suite 3200 Exploratory Hall
 email: aandalib

Staff Representation and Committees

Templates (Letterhead, Powerpoint, Promotional Materials, etc.)

Document templates

Promotional Kits

These linked promotional kits help us bring key upcoming events to the attention of our students.

The College of Science Marketing and Communications Team will add new kits to this link each week: Check back often for additional events that you can add to slides before classes, the department TVs and websites, or even to send out via your own social media.

View the Promotional Kits



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