Three different universities. Three distinctive, informed approaches. One cohesive, robust, and resource-filled final product.

George Mason University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Virginia are each recognized and valued for their unique strengths and assets. Consequently, it’s not surprising to conclude that when these three institutions collaborate on a project, the results are impressive.  Such was the case with a recent 4-VA grant to these top-tier universities for a Read more about Three different universities. Three distinctive, informed approaches. One cohesive, robust, and resource-filled final product.[…]

Defining Impact: 4-VA Grant for ENGH 302

One of the mainstays of the 4-VA at Mason program is to identify and grow academic ventures that truly make a difference in higher education – creating cost savings, providing greater access to the educational process, and developing new or more effective pedagogies. That said, it’s hard to find a more impactful grant than the Read more about Defining Impact: 4-VA Grant for ENGH 302[…]

Steering World History from Flat to Multi-Dimensional

While developing a course titled “Introduction to World History” would have sounded daunting 25 years ago, faculty teaching the course today are now utilizing Open Educational Resources (OER) to meet the many challenges presented in today’s changed environment. However, this process presents a hurdle: Identifying appropriate events to form the hefty narrative of the course, Read more about Steering World History from Flat to Multi-Dimensional[…]

Creating Better Chemistry and Delivering Student Savings

An email from Fenwick Library caught the collective eye of the teaching team responsible for delivering CHEM 336: Physical Chemistry I Laboratory.  The email referenced the 4-VA at Mason course re-design grants, which are provided to encourage the incorporation of Open Educational Resources (OER) into the curriculum. Lead PI Moissa Fayissa, PhD. thought that this Read more about Creating Better Chemistry and Delivering Student Savings[…]