March 19, 2018


Undergraduate Education Advisory Board

The Undergraduate Education Advisory Board began as the  Leadership Council and was convened in August 2011, along with its associated committees, by President Merten and Provost Stearns, and continues to be supported by President Cabrera. Chaired by Dr. Bethany Usher, this committee is charged with overseeing the implementation and assessment activities of the Mason Impact initiative and has grown to include serving as an advisory board concerned with undergraduate education at Mason.

The UE Advisory Board generally meets twice a semester. At each meeting new items are discussed in addition to reports from three committees focused on Assessment & Program Design, Faculty & Curricular Activities, and Student Scholarly Activities. For more information on these meetings, you can read our minutes from recent meetings

Faculty & Curricular Activities Committee

This committee is charged with reviewing Mason Impact proposals for program and course designations; assisting with the development and revision of curricular programs; and advising the Undergraduate Education Advisory Board on faculty participation in student scholarship.

Mason Core Committee 

The Mason Core Committee is a Faculty Senate appointed committee that is charged with governance of the general education (Mason Core) requirements for undergraduate students. The committee is comprised of Faculty Senate elected and Provost appointed members, representing various disciplines. Committee members review proposals submitted by faculty members for general education requirements. Proposals are evaluated based on the learning outcomes for each category.

Undergraduate Council

The Undergraduate Council is an advisory and legislative board on matters of undergraduate education at George Mason University in accordance with polices set forth by the Board of Visitors.

The principal function of the UC is to review and make recommendations to the Provost on behalf of the University regarding the undergraduate curriculum. This specifically includes:

a. Reviewing proposals for the creation, modification, or discontinuation of all undergraduate academic degree programs, certificate programs, new bachelor’s/accelerated master’s programs, minors, and courses;
b. Monitoring undergraduate program assessment;
c. Serving in an advisory capacity to the Senate regarding academic policies for undergraduates.