Professional Development

As a member of the CHSS and Mason community, faculty are encouraged to engage in professional and career development. The CHSS Dean's Office offers individual career development either with the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs or through Mason's extensive leadership offerings.

Individual Faculty Development

The CHSS Dean’s Office offers individual professional development counseling for all full-time faculty. The goal of the individual meetings is to assist faculty in identifying and executing individual meaningful and purposeful work goals and related activities. To set-up a meeting, please email Jaime Lester, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, at

HR & Payroll Organizational Development & Learning

The Organizational Learning and Development unit in HR & Payroll at Mason offers professional and leadership development to faculty and staff through organized programs and individual coaching.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Mason has a membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity which offers many programs, webinars, and resources to support faculty development.