Awarded First Michael J.
Casey Endowed Scholarship: Simohamed
Ghiwane, EIT, a candidate for the MS in Construction Project
CEIE, has been named the first Michael J. Casey Endowed
Scholar. The Michael J.
Casey Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the life
and work of the
late Michael J. Casey, PhD, and former CEIE professor.
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George Mason University is
offering a seminar
series on the Responsible Conduct of Research (details below)
February 3, 2016.Completion
of this series
is a requirement of certain NIH career, education, and training
grants (see: http://oria.gmu.edu/ethical-conduct-of-research/responsible-conduct-of-research-education/responsible-conduct-of-research-training-plan/).
It is highly encouraged
that all trainees
(undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral
on other types of awards also complete this training.The seminars will be
presented by experienced
faculty and cover a wide range of topics related to conducting
attend, individuals must visit this link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2539477/RCR-Seminar-Enrollment-2016
and enroll in the course. Once enrollment is completed the room
number for the
training will be displayed. Please encourage your trainees to
capped at 30
attendees for this session but future sessions will also be
offered if the
times for these sessions do not work for individuals who wish to
1:00pm-2:15pm: Introduction to
Responsible Conduct of Research/the Researcher as a Responsible
Society– Dr. Aurali Dade,
Vice President for Research Integrity & Assurance
Mentor/Mentee Relationships – Dr. Catherine Tompkins, Associate
Assistant Dean and Dr. Emily Ihara, Professor/Director, BSW
3:30pm-4:00pm: Research Safety -
Zobel, Assistant Vice President, Safety, Emergency and Enterprise
4:00pm-5:00pm: Conflicts of
Research Misconduct - Dr. Aurali Dade, Assistant Vice President
Integrity & Assurance
Day 2 – Thursday, February 18,
1:00pm-2:15pm: Data Acquisition,
Sharing, and Ownership - Dr. Anne Washington, Assistant Professor,
Policy, Government, and International Affairs and Wendy Mann,
Services Group; Digital Prog & Sys, University Libraries
2:15pm-3:30pm: Peer Review - Dr.
Authorship - Dr.
Jeff Offutt, Professor Computer Science
Announcements from Office of Teaching
items below were sent to me by Kim Eby (Director, Teaching &
Excellence Center, [log in to unmask]).Please contact her office if you have questions.
NOMINATIONS: David J. King Teaching Award
are currently accepting nominations for the 2016 David J. King
Mason’s award that honors an individual for their career
contributions to the
overall educational excellence of the university. Nominations are
4. For more information, please visit the awards page: http://ctfe.gmu.edu/awards/david-j-king-teaching-award/
Course Development Institute (OCDI)
you been interested in learning more about teaching online? The
Technology Services (ITS) Learning Support Services Instructional
is seeking proposals for participation in the Online Course
Institute (OCDI) from 02/03/16 – 03/22/16. The OCDI is an online,
designer-facilitated course development program. Full-time
tenure-track, adjunct, term faculty members, and graduate teaching
who are interested in learning how to design and develop online
courses are all
encouraged to apply. To learn more about the OCDI experience, see
this video (https://vimeo.com/137621539).
are due January 19 and can be accessed here. Please direct
questions to Dr.
Constance Harris, Manager, Instructional Design, at [log in to unmask] or 703-993-5950.
Student Opportunities this Spring
a reminder about our “Thriving in Graduate School” Workshop Series
in partnership with Graduate Student Life. This professional
workshops series is designed for Mason graduate students to
opportunities and challenges of graduate school. All workshops
will be held on
Fridays, 1:30pm-2:50pm in Robinson Hall, B106. Space is limited
registration is required—see http://gradlife.gmu.edu/thriving/
for a full listing of spring offerings.
Legacy Program Applications
program is designed for faculty and staff who are committed to
leadership development. A significant goal of the program is to
number of faculty and staff prepared to assume leadership
all levels of the institution. Please see the Leadership Legacy
more information. A formal call for applications will go out next
completed applications will be due February 12.