Welcome to UMass Amherst Advocacy
An advocate is...
Anyone who supports or takes action on behalf of UMass Amherst.
News You Can Use
The FY 2011 Budget Process
The Governor released his FY 11 budget recommendations on January 27, 2010. His funding recommendations for the University of Massachusetts include:
Funding the University system line item 7100-0200 at $443,217,006
Funding Commonwealth College line item 7100-0500 at $3,608,220.
Chancellor's Report on the Governor's Budget Recommendation
What's the message?
Invest in UMass Amherst – the Commonwealth’s public research university. We…
- Drive the Massachusetts economy
- Educate the 21st century workforce
- Develop new technology
- Investigate real problems, create real solutions
- Return $8 for every $1 invested
The proof is in the pudding...
UMass Amherst needs you to show and tell how investing in UMass Amherst adds value to the Commonwealth. Although located in Western Massachusetts, the University lives and works in our communities developing and supporting the health, wealth, and wisdom of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.
What can you do?
Be informed. Connect to campus resources for news and information. In the Loop and the Office of News and Media Relations are good resources.
Think creatively. Disseminating messages in an information-saturated world is challenging. You know how to share messages effectively and efficiently. Word-of-mouth is a powerful tactic for persuasion. Person-to-person contact has more impact than you think.
Share your strengths. Identify your areas of expertise. You are an important resource who can help others advocate for UMass Amherst.