CHSS Annual Report 2020-21

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to present its 2020-21 Annual Report

CHSS plays an important role in the academic lives of each and every student at Mason, and the college has continued to undertake this vital work even while grappling with the ongoing turmoil of the pandemic. In 2021:

  • The Department of Criminology, Law and Society’s graduate programs achieved a No. 1 ranking in Virginia and a No. 10 ranking nationally; 
  • Seven of the college’s adjunct and full-time faculty members were recognized by the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning for excellence in online and in-person instruction;  
  • 179 CHSS full-time faculty, graduate students, and adjuncts were recognized by the university for their stellar contributions to Mason’s general education curriculum; and 
  • 32 of our faculty, staff, graduate students, and under-graduates were invited to serve on Mason’s Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force and on Mason’s Military, Veterans, and Families Initiative. 

The stories assembled here illustrate this college’s outsized contributions to Mason’s vision, mission, and values as a comprehensive public research university that serves a majority minority and high first-generation-college student population, prioritizes access to excellence over seeking to become increasingly selective, and values excellence in both teaching and research.  

CHSS is grateful to everyone—faculty, staff, students, alumni, community partners, donors, advisory board, and friends—who have contributed to and supported the college’s teaching, research, and community engagement activities.