Faculty & Staff

Faculty Council

On November 30th, 2015, 1pm-3pm the Faculty Council will host an Open Meeting in the Ryan Lounge.

The UMass Boston Faculty Council ensures the representation of members of the faculty in the governance of the Boston campus and the University of Massachusetts as a whole.

Meeting schedule for Academic Year 2015-2016:

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

September 14 February 1
October 5 March 7
November 2 & 30 (open) April 4 
December 7 May 2 & 9 (open)

Regularly scheduled meetings are held on the first Monday of each month during the academic calendar, in the Chancellor’s Conference Room (Quinn Administration Building, 3rd floor) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Implementation Design Team: Dilemmas and Directions

Vision Statement

Implementing the Strategic Vision

Contact the Executive Committee

Manickam Sugumaran
Chair of the Executive Committee (2014-2016)

Jane Adams
Associate Chair and Secretary of the Executive Committee (2014-2016)

Sharon Lamb (2015-2017)

Heidi Stanish (2014-2016)

Heike Schotten (2014-2016)

Jean Rhodes

Teaching, Research, and Service

Professor Jean Rhodes is the research director of the UMass Boston/MENTOR Research Alliance. Our professors teach and conduct major research. Read More 


Why UMass Boston?

Rachel Rubin in the WUMB studio, where she hosts the news and public affairs program Commonwealth Journal.

Rachel Rubin

Department Chair and Professor of American Studies

“I've taught at five universities, and UMass Boston has been my favorite by far."

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