Around Mason: Week of June 22, 2021


Faculty/Staff Announcements

Have something to share? Review announcement guidelines and submit an announcement from your unit through the online form.

Deadline is close of business Wednesday for inclusion in the following Tuesday's edition.

Campus Updates

Welcome2Mason Funding Requests Now Accepted

The Welcome2Mason committee is now accepting funding requests for events held between August 22 and September 27. Hosting an event during Welcome2Mason is a great opportunity to showcase your department and meet new students.

If your department is hosting an event during Welcome2Mason or would like to submit a funding request, complete the online application.

Funding requests must be submitted by Wednesday, July 21, at 5 p.m. Units will be notified the week of August 2, and JVs will be processed in the beginning of October.

More information on requirements and guidelines is available on the Welcome2Mason website.

Mason Shuttles and Independence Day

A reminder that there is no Mason Shuttle service on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Contact or 703-993-2828 with questions.

Training and Professional Development

University Records Management Workshops

Online workshops are available for staff and faculty to complete Records Coordinator training as well as verse themselves on the new Infolinx Database for records warehouse processing.

University Records Management (URM) is a compliance unit governing public records at Mason. Improper handling can affect audits, accreditation, litigation, and more.

Registration is required to attend. Workshops are conducted via Zoom. Dates, times, and workshop descriptions are available on the URM website.

Questions or requests for personalized workshops may be directed to

Join the Staff Senate

Becoming a Staff Senator is a great way to get involved with the university community and have an impact on your workplace. The senate provides many opportunities to learn about how the university works and collaborate with administrators and staff members outside your unit.

The senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Terms begin in August and last for two years.

2021 Staff Senate Election Important Dates:
Nomination Period: June 14–25
Election Period: July 12–23

Visit the election website for more information.

Questions about the responsibilities of being a senator? Contact Lauren Reuscher, Staff Senate chair, at

For questions about the nomination/election process, contact Amanda Corrigan, Staff Senate administrative assistant, at

Deadline to Apply for the Emerging Leaders Supervisor Series is Extended

The deadline to apply for the fourth cohort of the Emerging Leaders Supervisor Series has been extended! The application deadline is July 2 at 5 p.m.

The series begins in September 2021 and runs until December 2022. In addition to the in-class curriculum, participants will:

  • Work with assigned workplace coaches to set goals related to their growth as a leader
  • Complete a developmental project
  • Work with peers across the university to build a network of fellow supervisors

Apply on the Organizational Development and Learning page.

Applicants must be Mason faculty or classified staff and must supervise at least one employee who is faculty or classified staff.

For questions, contact Margaret Vu at

Resources for You

Updated Administrative/Professional Faculty Handbook

The Administrative/Professional (A/P) Faculty Handbook has been updated. These revisions streamline the language and create more clarity.

View more information about recent changes. For questions, contact the Employee Relations Team at