Term Faculty Information
Mason would be unable to thrive without our term faculty. We must recognize term faculty contributions in a systematic and inclusive way.
With term faculty making up a significant portion of full-time instructional and full-time research faculty, it is critical to create and maintain an environment that values term faculty members’ work and contributions to Mason’s teaching and scholarly communities and its national reputation. Mason strives to be an institution where term faculty are supported in reaching their professional and career goals. Term faculty contribute to campus life and institutional success in a wide variety of ways, such as teaching, advising students, providing administrative leadership, university service, and more.
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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. The Task Force presented its final report and recommendations to the Provost in December 2018.
Mission & Charge: The Term Faculty Task Force was 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 addressed such issues as compensation, release time, promotion, contract lengths, responsibilities and expectations, performance evaluation, and others as appropriate.
Term Faculty Task Force Final Report
The Term Faculty Task Force presents its final report and recommendations.
|Kim Eby (co-chair)||Faculty Affairs and Development||Associate Provost||keby1|
|John Cantiello* (co-chair)||Health Administration and Policy||Associate 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||Human Resources 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 and Faculty Senate||Chair||krenshaw|
|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