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Office of Research and Program Evaluation


Course Buyouts 

Effective July 1, 2014, a faculty member may "buy out" of a course for every 20% salary support s/he receives from an extramural funded project. The formula for buying out of teaching by a faculty member on research assignments will include:  20% for the first course buyout in an academic year and 20% for each additional course buyout in an academic year to allow reallocation of time for additional research effort. All full-time faculty members are expected to teach at least one course every other year to demonstrate their dedication to the teaching mission of the College.

Indirect Costs

Changes have been maded to the formula for distributing revenues from indirect cost. Review the changes.

About Us

One of the primary functions of the Office of Research and Program Evaluation is to strengthen the research infrastructure important to faculty and student research. Additionally, the office coordinates evaluations of academic programs, including university-wide accreditations. In carrying out these primary functions, office personnel interact regularly with individual faculty members, the Provost’s Office, the dean of CHHS, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), similar offices in Mason’s other colleges and schools, as well as administrators in CHHS academic units.

General services provided to support faculty research include:

  • Arranging internal and external reviews of journal manuscripts and funding proposals
  • Identifying funding sources for faculty and student research projects
  • Assisting faculty members and OSP in the preparation of funding proposals
  • Providing post-award support to faculty members with externally funded projects
  • Disseminating faculty and student research activities on CHHS and university websites

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Points of Contact

  • Office of Research and
    Program Evaluation
    Robinson Hall A, Room 489
    4400 University Drive, MS 2G7
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Keith Howell, PhD
    Associate Dean for Research
  • Grant Support:
    703-993- 9631