"There are literally dozens of exciting and intriguing model programs across our 29 campuses, each worth celebrating for the effort and the anecdotes of success. But there is a worrisome lack of scale to the work, taken as a whole."
"By better integrating Connecting Activities, Dual Enrollment, and STEM Starter Academies, we can leverage public and private dollars to create new early college programs and take this initiative to larger scale across the Commonwealth."
"Expanding access to early college programs, promoting dual enrollment opportunities, and developing robust articulation agreements will not only save our college-bound students time and money, these programs will reduce redundancy and keep students engaged."
"Diversity is about much more than race or ethnicity for UMass Amherst. Diversity is about the opportunity to be in a classroom, a dining hall, a residence hall, or a playing field that brings with it people from various geographical locations, religious affiliations, political parties, socio-economic statuses, and gender (non)identities."
"By restoring the associate degree’s value, we can begin to address the skills gap and build a stronger, more efficient and effective ladder of educational and career opportunity across New England."
"UMass has a three-fold mission of education, research and public service, and the manner in which it has been able to advance that mission should be a source of great pride for the citizens of the Commonwealth."