Faculty and staff in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Office manage a full range of organizational and administrative support for the Dean, as well as supporting various needs of faculty, staff, and students.
Contact me about: Scheduling requests for the Dean and senior staff team; reserving conference rooms on Horizon Hall 6th floor; sending records to archive storage/destruction of records
The Graduate Academic Affairs team serves CHSS students, faculty, and staff across the College with academic processes. The office supports inclusive excellence and innovation in graduate education and research, and addresses the academic and professional development needs of students in CHSS. We assist with graduate curriculum development and academic program reviews for CHSS faculty, develop college-level academic policies, and manage graduate student appeal and grievance processes. We also manage CHSS’s competitive awards for graduate students, process academic actions, support efforts by faculty and students to secure external funding, and facilitate professional development opportunities related to graduate education and mentoring.
Contact me about: Updating CHSS graduate webpages; general admissions information
Our team provides dean’s review and signatures for a number of university forms, as well as providing information and support to students, faculty, and staff about academic policies and procedures throughout the year. We also provide guidance to departments and programs on advising, enrollment, scheduling and curriculum.
CHSS Research works to facilitate the research, scholarship, and creative works of the college’s scholarly community. We help our community members develop strategies, resources, and connections to seek external funding to support their research and scholarly works. We coordinate internal funding opportunities, charter and coordinate college research centers, and connect our scholars with colleagues across the university to create community and support students.
Contact me about: External funding and research development (pre-award); internal scholarly support; research centers and institutes; research policy, space and equipment; multidisciplinary opportunities
Contact me about: Administrative support for the Associate Dean for Research, e.g. internal funding, research center charters, scheduling meetings, outreach and communication, and coordinating other research related items.
Contact me about: Your research proposal if I am the research administrator assigned to your project
The Faculty Affairs team is committed to helping all faculty flourish as scholars, instructors, and colleagues. The Dean’s Office offers programs, services, and resources to assist faculty in finding meaning and purpose in their work lives by:
Cultivating a shared college value of respect and the importance of equitable workplaces for all faculty type and ranks.
Creating a college collegial culture that supports and values the achievements of a diverse faculty.
Nurturing faculty through their professional career by providing mentorship, leadership development, and resources for career exploration.
Guiding faculty and academic unit heads to support faculty development across their career spans.
To achieve these goals for faculty, CHSS Dean's Office has a variety of programs, awards, and resources for faculty facilitated by the Faculty Affairs team.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences development and alumni relations team engages alumni and the broader community in the life of the college. We develop active volunteers, well-informed alumni, and committed donors. Our mission is to help the community make a meaningful contribution to the important work of the college and to ensure the college has the resources it needs to maximize its impact. We seek support for student scholarships, encourage interest in funding for faculty and research centers, and generate resources to sustain and expand the college's educational footprint.
Contact me about: writing alumni profiles and writing stories about philanthropic impact.
Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
Contact me about: Alumni and community engagement and awards; alumni chapter; student scholarships Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences marketing and communications team produces and implements strategic communications and marketing for CHSS departments and programs to market their degrees to potential students, to raise awareness about CHSS faculty expertise and research, and to create and maintain the brand identity for the college. We promote our faculty research, achievements, and more by creating and sharing content via the college’s website, email and print communications, and social media.
Assistant Dean, Strategic Communications and Marketing
Contact Kristen (email@example.com) about Mason and CHSS branding and messaging, media relations, crisis communications, campus and college communications, CHSS publications, and marketing and recruitment of CHSS programs.
Contact Marissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have post requests for CHSS's official social media handles or if you need assistance with social media, social media strategy, social media training, or content creation.
Contact Melanie (email@example.com) about news to share with the CHSS community or Mason's central communications team, support for compliance with the university's editorial style guide, and CHSS publications.
Contact Haroon (firstname.lastname@example.org) about CHSSWeb design and development.
CHSS Finance and HR is responsible for financial stewardship of college resources. Our office works closely with departmental office managers and program managers on all hiring and other employment transactions. In addition, we assist with processing financial transactions, financial reporting, monitoring unit budgets, and supporting sponsored projects.