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December, 2012  // Posts published in December, 2012

16 Dec Posted by in Academics, Faculty, Students | 1 comment

NSSE: How Our Students Are Doing

NSSE: How Our Students Are Doing

We’ve received National Survey of Student Engagement data for Mason for 2012, and while further reports will be issued by beginning of spring semester, from our peerless Office of Institutional Assessment, some preliminary results are worth attention. NSSE is a national survey that asks students to reflect on learning activities that relate to student success. […]

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09 Dec Posted by in Faculty, Observations, Policies | 2 comments

The Vanishing Race

The Vanishing Race

For some years educational institutions have been experiencing a fairly steady increase in the percentage of students who choose not to declare race. We had thought this trend might be modified by new census categories that allow multiple race identifications, but it has not. Now the trend is affecting faculty, bigtime. This year about 200 […]

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02 Dec Posted by in Faculty, Research | 6 comments

Nervous Researchers

Nervous Researchers

As many readers of the blog know (indeed, as all faithful readers should know), Mason recently sponsored a conference on teaching and innovation that came off quite successfully. One side effect, however, seems to have been a certain level of anxiety among some of our many research faculty that we were changing the orientation of […]

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