Faculty and Staff Resources
Welcome, CVPA Faculty and Staff!
This page offers a quick reference to contacts, policies, and resources designed to support everyone who works in our college. For more specific information, click on one of the pages listed at left.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Liaisons
|Academic Advising and Student Forms||Undergraduate: Dawn Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org); 3-1321||Graduate: Asma Omarzad, 3-9773|
|Academic Affairs||Laili Safa, 3-2196||General Line: 3-4551|
|Admissions||Undergraduate: Drew Comparin, 3-5572||Graduate: Stevie Otto, 3-5576|
|Banner Forms (Banner and MicroStrategy)||Academic: Laili Safa, 3-2196||Finance: Catherine Winkert, 3-8879|
|Telecomm & IT Forms||Meghan Blydenburgh, 3-8877|
College of Visual and Performing Arts Policies
It is university policy that all students, faculty, and staff must use their GMU email account for all University business. If you are experiencing difficulties with your Mason email, please contact ITS immediately at 703-993-8870.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of students. In accordance with the law, our office can only speak directly to a student regarding his or her request or record. The student may waive their privacy rights to allow an office within CVPA to talk with another party by completing a FERPA form, which can be accessed through the Registrar's Office.
Complete information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is available on the Department of Education website.
Mason has several offices and programs whose aim is to help support students in their studies and allow them to maintain a strong sense of wellness during their academic careers. Here are some common resources to which advisors and faculty may refer those who might want to take advantage of these services:
- Learning Services and Academic Workshops
- Off-Campus Student Programs and Services
- Office of International Programs and Services
- Writing Center’s Resources for Multilingual Students
- English Language Institute
- Student Health Services
- Office of Military Services
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education Services (WAVES)
- Resources for Students with Disabilities
- University Life
University Diversity Resources
Mason has a wealth of diversity resources to support students and faculty in their identities and in their research and academic pursuits surrounding issues of diverse identities. To enhance opportunities for connections across campus, the CVPA Diversity Committee has assembled the following list of resources.