Term Faculty Information
Term Faculty Task Force
The Term Faculty Task Force convened in spring 2017 to explore the opportunities for career development for term faculty at Mason and to address their concerns and challenges. With term faculty making up approximately 30% of full-time instructional faculty and 98% of full-time research faculty at Mason (as of Fall 2016), it is critical to create and maintain an environment that supports term faculty members’ work and contributions to Mason’s teaching and scholarly communities and its national reputation.
Mission & Charge: The Term Faculty Task Force is charged with identifying challenges and difficulties, as well as career development and advancement opportunities for term faculty, and generating recommendations to address those challenges and opportunities.
Among the myriad issues related to the well-being of our term faculty, the task force should address such issues as compensation, release time, promotion, contract lengths, responsibilities and expectations, performance evaluation, and others as appropriate.
Task Force Roster
|Kim Eby (co-chair)||Faculty Affairs and Development||Associate Provost||keby1|
|John Cantiello* (co-chair)||Health Administration and Policy||Assistant Professor||jcantiel|
|Karen Alcalde||Board of Visitors (BOV) representative|
|Laurence Bray*||Bioengineering||Associate Chair||lbray2|
|Brian Fitzpatrick*||English||Assistant Professor||bfitzpa2|
|Al Fuertes*||School of Integrative Studies||Associate Professor||afuertes|
|Michelle Lim||HR and Payroll||HR Faculty Initiatives Manager||mlim1|
|Joseph Marr*||Computational and Data Sciences||Associate Professor||jmarr2|
|Cindy Parker*||Management||Assistant Professor||cparker8|
|Keith Renshaw||Psychology||Associate Professor||krenshaw|
|Larry Rockwood||Biology||Chair and Professor||lrockwoo|
|Ellen Rodgers||College of Education and Human Development||Associate Dean||erodger1|
|Girum Urgessa||Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering||Associate Professor||gurgessa|
|* denotes term faculty member|