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George Mason University

Professional Development

Faculty excellence is a major point of pride at Mason. Empowering our instructors, researchers, and leaders to reach their professional and organizational goals is a serious priority.

A career path in higher education and research includes its own set of unique challenges and opportunities.You're always learning something new. Mason offers our faculty a variety of resources and services for continuing education. We'll help you stay abreast of the latest developments in your field, and keep your skills and knowledge sharp and up-to-date.

Former Mason Provost Peter Stearns speaks at commencement at Eagle Bank Arena

Mason honored former Provost Peter Stearns by naming the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning for him in September 2017.

Opportunities and Resources:

George Mason University is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an organization devoted to professional development, training, and mentoring. Please visit the Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics site for more information about available resources and instructions on how to activate your free sub-account membership.

Explore options for Faculty Writing Support that offer flexibility and community to help you reach your writing goals. 

The Leadership Legacy Program provides formal coaching to selected faculty and staff to explore what leadership means in the context of a university setting, and how individuals can best meet challenges, manage change, and work effectively in a changing university environment.

In addition, other opportunities are available through HR & Payroll and at