Faculty & Staff

Faculty Council

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 2016-2017:

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

September 12 February 6
October 3 March 6
November 7  April 3 
December 5 & December 12 (open) May 1 & May 8 (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)

Heike Schotten (2016-2018)  
Associate Chair and Secretary of the Executive Committee (2016-2018)

Sharon Lamb (2015-2017)

Kiran Verma (2016-2018)

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?

Crystal Schaaf takes a break from using data from NASA’s newest weather satellite for climate models and weather models.

Crystal Schaaf

Professor of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences

”My data are used by scientists in Europe and in the States to monitor crops and climate changes.”

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