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Mason Board of Visitors “Ahead of the Curve” on new Virginia law

The Virginia Legislature passed a bill earlier this month that sets forth mandatory requirements for state university governing boards, including Mason’s Board of Visitors.

The bill, #1952, requires governing boards to be transparent in regards to board meetings. However, Rector Clemente, the head of Mason’s Board of Visitors, claims that these requirements are nothing new for them.

Faculty promotion and tenure to undergo changes

The method through which George Mason University faculty are promoted and awarded tenure are expected to undergo potentially controversial changes.

On March 20, Mason’s Office of the Provost met with the Board of Visitors to discuss those changes.

“[We’re proposing] a different structure for the university appeals committee, and reducing the role of the Board of Visitors in the appeals process,” said Peter Stearns, provost for the university.