Meeting Agendas & Materials
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: APRIL 2, 2020
On April 2, 2020 the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University will meet and host a Public Comment Session to receive public input on proposed undergraduate tuition and mandatory fee increases for the 2020-2021 academic year (as mandated by Virginia codes § 23.1-307.D and § 23.1-307.E). The meeting will take place on the Fairfax campus, Merten Hall, Hazel Conference Room (1201), 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
At this session, Carol Kissal, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, will present the proposed FY 2021 Financial Plan. Following this presentation, the Board will receive public comment on tuition and mandatory fees. Provided is the link to the full agenda and meeting materials:
Meeting Materials – Executive Committee Meeting & Public Comment Session – April 2, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions on public gatherings, additional measures are being implemented to minimize interpersonal contact and maximize social distancing among participants. The following measures include directives from the Governor of Virginia, as well as recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- The session will be live streamed online for remote access (details below under “Remote Access/Live Stream Information”)
- Additional nearby spaces will be used as overflow and will have a live stream of the session.
- All seating will have a minimum of 6 feet of separation.
- Capacity in the primary meeting room and the overflow rooms will each be limited to 10.
Members of the public are highly encouraged to access the session remotely. Details for accessing this stream can be found in the “Remote Access/Live Stream Information” section below.
To submit written comments and/or register to speak during the April 2, 2020 Board of Visitors Public Comment Session, please complete the following registration and comment form in its entirety: https://forms.gle/ZbUgMNPjQFKT3eXt7.
All public comments must be limited to the topic of undergraduate tuition and mandatory fee increases. The Board will hear speakers in the order in which they registered through the registration and comment form. Due to time limitations, each speaker will be provided 3 minutes, and not all registrants may have the opportunity to address the Board. Therefore, it is highly encouraged to provide feedback in writing through the form. Please note that all verbal comments received during the meeting, and written statements directed through the form will be provided to the Board and included in the public record. The registration and comment link will remain open until April 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
REMOTE ACCESS/LIVE STREAM INFORMATION
Option 1: GMU-TV
A live broadcast of the session will be available at https://gmutv.gmu.edu/live-broadcast/. The GMU-TV broadcast will not offer the ability to provide verbal comments, but for those wishing to only observe the session, this can be streamed from any device’s web browser.
Option 2: Webex
If you would like to remotely provide verbal comments for the board, you may join the session via Webex*. If you wish to observe the session without providing comment, you may still join the Webex event, however the GMU-TV broadcast outlined above is best for viewing access.
To provide verbal comment via Webex, you must register in advance using the registration and comment form detailed in the “Public Comment” section above.
Upon joining the Webex session, your device microphone will be automatically muted. If you have registered to make verbal comments, the moderator will unmute your microphone when recognized by the Rector. For additional information on joining a Webex Events session, please see the guide located at: https://help.webex.com/en-us/kwmj5eb/Join-a-Cisco-Webex-Event
1.Webex Login Information:
Click the following link: https://gmu.webex.com/gmu/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9b9007dc56fb01589594743867785ab7
Event number (Access code): 614 584 159
2.Webex Audio Conference Information*:
To listen to the audio of the session over a telephone, dial:
+1-415-655-0003 (US Toll)
Enter the access code: 614 584 159
*Please note: Due to the nature of Webex Events, verbal comment cannot be offered over the phone via the Audio Conference option. If you would like to make remote verbal comments, please join the session via the Webex link above from a computer (that is equipped with a microphone) using your web browser, or through an iPad or other mobile device using the Webex Meetings application.
Time-permitting, and at the discretion of the Rector, the floor may be opened for further public participation from those who have not registered. During that time, if you would like to make verbal comment, you are asked to use the “raise hand” feature in the Webex application and wait to be called upon.
Pursuant to § 2.2-3708.2.D.2, to report an interruption in the video broadcast, please call Mason Information Technology Services’ support line at (703) 993-8870.
Pursuant to § 2.2-3708.2.D.6, the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council public comment form may be accessed at: http://foiacouncil.dls.virginia.gov/sample%20letters/Elec%20Mtgs%20public%20comment%20form%202013.doc
Please check the Board of Visitors homepage (https://bov.gmu.edu/) for updates to the Public Comment Session and future details on the live video stream.
Past Meeting: Board of Visitors Meeting – February 2020
Board of Visitors Meeting on February 27, 2020
Special Board of Visitors Meeting on February 24, 2020
Board of Visitors Announcement Committee Meeting on February 12, 2020
Special Board of Visitors Meeting on February 7, 2020
Board of Visitors Meeting on December 12, 2019
Board of Visitors Meeting on October 10, 2019
Board of Visitors Annual Meeting on July 26, 2019
Board of Visitors Planning Conference Meeting on July 25, 2019
Board of Visitors Special Meeting on June 20, 2019
Board of Visitors Meeting on May 2, 2019
Board of Visitors Sessions on April 3, 2019
- Approved Minutes, Fiance & Land Use Committee Information Session – April 3, 2019
- Approved Minutes, Public Comment Session – April 3, 2019
- Finance & Land Use Info Session Materials – April 3, 2019 updt. 4-3-19
- Agenda – Public Comment Session – April 3, 2019
Board of Visitors Meeting on February 27, 2019
Board of Visitors Meeting on December 12, 2018
Board of Visitors Meeting on October 10, 2018
Board of Visitors Annual Meeting on July 27, 2018
Board of Visitors Planning Conference Meeting on July 26, 2018
Board of Visitors Meeting on May 3, 2018
Board of Visitors Special Meeting on April 11, 2018
Board of Visitors Meeting on March 1, 2018
Board of Visitors Meeting on December 13, 2017
Board of Visitors Meeting on October 12, 2017
Board of Visitors Annual Meeting on July 28, 2017
Board of Visitors Planning Conference Meeting on July 27, 2017
Board of Visitors Meeting on May 11, 2017
Board of Visitors Meeting on March 2, 2017
Board of Visitors Meeting on December 8, 2016