Annual Planning Conference–George Mason

Just got back from our annual planning conference–this year held on campus at the brand new Mason Inn and Conference Center (which we’ll be using for our executive short courses next summer). Take away message: the University is in good shape. I found my colleagues to be enthused and full of energy about the new academic year. There is a strong consensus for combining the strengths of a major research university with an institution dedicated to excellent teaching, and the notion of students as scholars, not just learners, as a way to differentiate ourselves going forward.