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February, 2011  // Posts published in February, 2011

28 Feb Posted by in Academics, Business | Comments

Regulatoriness

Regulatoriness

I’ve written before about widespread faculty concerns about excessive regulation, from requirements for sexual harassment training to safety or human subjects’ rules, with all sorts of things in between. We decided to tackle this difficult subject by getting a task force together, with faculty and support unit representatives, and holding a faculty forum. Discussions were […]

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21 Feb Posted by in Academics | Comments

Doctoral Mason

Doctoral Mason

One of the quiet transformation stories of George Mason over the past two decades, and particularly the past decade, is its emergence as a broad-gauged doctoral institution. In 2000, Mason had 13 PhD programs; now it has 31. Also in 2000, there were 1,166 PhD students, and in that year 117 PhD degrees were awarded; […]

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15 Feb Posted by in Academics, Observations | Comments

Seeing Visions

Seeing Visions


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09 Feb Posted by in Academics, Business, Observations | Comments

Publics and Privates

Publics and Privates

It’s widely acknowledged that the boundaries between public and private universities blur increasingly. The most obvious movement results from that steady reduction of state support in the public domain. The schools involved turn more and more to private fundraising, tuition increases, (though some differences remain in this category), and other devices long familiar to the […]

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02 Feb Posted by in Academics, Business | Comments Off

The Issue of Overregulation

The Issue of Overregulation

Somewhat impeded by a weather-induced late opening, we went ahead this week with an open forum on issue of possible overregulation, with the task force assigned to this topic in attendance. Participants raised concerns about a few aspects of research and safety regulation, the requirements on sexual harassment training, and some accounting requirements (to take […]

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