UNIV 100-level faculty play a crucial role in helping first-year students succeed at George Mason University in regards to both their academic and social transition.

University 100-level Teaching Expectations

  • Co-teach University 100 with a Peer Advisor; attend all UNIV 100 section meetings. 
  • Facilitate class discussion; contribute to lesson planning and preparation. 
  • Provide information about campus services and involvement opportunities to students.

University 100-level Peer Advisor Mentoring Expectations

  • Foster a mentoring relationship with Peer Advisor to include regular meetings, goal setting and performance check-ins, and role-modeling teaching techniques.

Faculty Requirements & Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or at least 18 credits completed by start of the fall semester
  • Approval from supervisor
  • Classified non-exempt employees are ineligible to teach

Faculty Training Expectations

  • Attend all required faculty trainings and meetings

Compensation & Time Commitment

  • Faculty will be paid a base salary of $1,050 with $50 for each addition year of service with $1,300 as the maximum salary (pending final approval).
  • Time commitment includes approximately 5 hours per week for University 100 (including 1.5 hours of class time, one-hour meeting with a Peer Advisor and 1.5 hour of planning and grading). Additional commitments include training requirements and monthly faculty meetings.

By clicking the link above you will learn about overall expectations, requirements, and compensation. UNIV Courses and Programs supports its faculty through numerous development opportunities, trainings, and resources to achieve maximum success in the classroom. The program works with various Campus Partners (link to current Campus Partner tab) to ensure the accuracy of course content and introduction of various campus resources. A data base of lesson plans, rubrics, icebreaker ideas, best practices, etc. is also provided for the faculty and Peer Advisors.

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