Stay informed about COVID-19 and the latest health and safety guidance for higher education.


Chris Gabrieli Headshot

Scale Matters By Chris Gabrieli

"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."

>> Read More

Jim Peyser Headshot

Expanding Access to Early College By Jim Peyser

"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."

>> Read More

Sheila Harrity Headshot

College Readiness for All Students By Sheila Harrity

"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."

>> Read More

Leykia Brill Headshot

Diversity at the Flagship Campus By Leykia Brill

"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."

>> Read More

Lane Glenn, Naomi Custodia-Lora and David Legg Headshost

The Associate Degree: Revalued By Noemi Custodia-Lora, Lane A. Glenn & David R. Legg

"By restoring the associate degreeā€™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."

>> Read More

Marty Meehan Headshot

Changing Landscape for Research By Marty Meehan

"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."

>> Read More