Sponsoring Departments

There are many training opportunities available to members of the University community.  The sessions cover a wide range of topics and are offered by a number of departments and units.  Below is a complete list of departments that sponsor workshops through this website. Please note additional training opportunities can be found through Human Resources Training and Organizational Development and Environmental Health and Safety.

Assistive Technology Initative

The mission of the ATI is to help provide equivalent access to electronic and information technology resources for members of the Mason community, as well as visitors to Mason campuses.
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BTT is the group that offers the Banner/INB Navigation workshop that is required in order to receive access to the Banner system.
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Business Intelligence Group

BIG is comprised of the Report Support and Data Mart Support Groups, manages Discoverer and MicroStrategy reporting software and all data marts (Student, Admissions, HR, Finance, etc.) at George Mason University.  The Business Intelligence Group is committed to providing guidance and assistance to academic and administrative units regarding their data, analysis, and reporting needs. The Business Intelligence Group offers training and office hours for faculty and staff related to these needs.
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Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics 

CDE is committed to advancing the university’s commitment to creating a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive educational environment that values integrity and a culture of shared responsibility. They are particularly concerned with having the most difficult conversations, hearing the voices least heard, and sustaining an accessible, inclusive environment that empowers all members of the campus community to achieve their highest potential. They also work to strengthen Mason’s obligation to act with integrity by embracing diversity, accountability and ethical decision-making. They accomplish this through the development of policies and initiatives that promote compliance with applicable laws and regulations that assure equal access and equal opportunity for all university members.
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Export Compliance, Office of Research Integrity and Assurance

The Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) promotes ethical and responsible conduct of research through serving as a resource for researchers. The office provides policies, procedures, support, training and advice to aid researchers with compliance related to federal, state, university, and local regulations with regard to research. The office also identifies compliance risks and communicates those risks to the research community. Finally, ORIA monitors and investigates instances of noncompliance to protect the university research reputation.
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Fiscal Services

FS manages financial activities including Accounts Payable, General Accounting, Purchasing and Student Accounts at George Mason University and is committed to providing guidance and assistance to academic and administrative units. Fiscal Services offers workshops for faculty and staff related to managing their purchasing, reconciling, and other fiscal responsibilities.
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Human Resources

The Human Resources & Payroll department provides organizational development, learning, and coaching services for Mason faculty and staff.

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Instructional Design

The ID team offers a variety of services and expertise to faculty teaching courses at George Mason University. The team supports faculty in these four categories: 1. face-to-face courses; 2. technology-enhanced face-to-face courses; 3. hybrid courses and 4. online courses.

The primary goal is to assist faculty in designing effective e-Learning. This goal is accomplished through continuously evaluating new instructional strategies and technologies for effectiveness, and introducing best practices to enhance the curriculum. Instructional designers assist professors in the following areas: 1. design and development; 2. training and technology tools; 3. technology support and 4. resources for the development of their courses.
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Office of Sponsored Programs 

OSP supports external funding for research, scholarly, and creative pursuits while ensuring the University’s financial, contractual, and regulatory exposures are minimized. OSP provides guidance and support to the University’s community in its research efforts. OSP training provides PIs and administrators with up-to-date information related to grant management.
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Online Learning Resources

OLR provides support and administration for the Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard Courses, Organizations, and University Portal (myMason) as well as other university technologies that help foster student engagement and interaction including Collaborate, PB Works, Kaltura, and WordPress. All OLR workshops are for faculty and staff, except for the Camtasia & 3D Printing workshops; which is available to the entire mason community.
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The Office of the University Registrar implements the academic policy of George Mason University as well as applicable federal and commonwealth laws. The Registrar offers FERPA training.
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Students as Scholars – OSCAR

The Students as Scholars initiative is administered through the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, & Research (OSCAR). OSCAR and the Students as Scholars initiative provides George Mason University with the opportunity to connect students with faculty and to the research and creative mission of the institution.
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