Posts Tagged ‘Mason graduate’

Did we deliver?

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 5:45 pm

As 7,695 students prepare to receive their Mason degrees this week, it’s timely to ask: did we deliver on our promise to them? Was their investment in time and money worthwhile? Our promise to students is captured in our definition of the Mason Graduate as an engaged citizen and well-rounded scholar who is prepared to […]

The Mission of the University according to Ortega

Posted: November 23, 2012 at 6:59 am

A Mason colleague recently directed me to Spanish, 20th Century philosopher Ortega’s essay on the mission of the university (José Ortega y Gasset, 1931, Misión de la Universidad, pdf in Spanish). The text is indeed priceless and very pertinent for our ongoing task to craft a new mission statement for the university.  It raises questions […]