January 27th, 2012
January 24th, 2012
The search committee for Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences has identified Interim Dean Robert Feldman as a finalist. Dr. Feldman will meet with Heads & Chairs, Staff and Faculty in Campus Center 162-175 on February 1, 2012.
Finalists for the Position of Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School AnnouncedJanuary 20th, 2012
The search committee for Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School have identified two finalists, John McCarthy, Distinguished University Professor and Special Assistant to the Provost, and Elizabeth Dumont, Professor of Biology and Director of the Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.
January 17th, 2012
To: Center and Institute Directors
From: Provost James V. Staros
Vice Chancellor Michael F. Malone
cc: Chancellor Robert C. Holub
Deans, Department Heads and Chairs, Faculty
Faculty Senate Secretary Ernest D. May and the Rules Committee
Loren W. Walker, Director of Research Development
Bryan C. Harvey, Associate Provost
Date: January 13, 2012
Subj. : Evaluation of Centers and Institutes
December 8th, 2011
Provost Jim Staros and the College of Engineering Dean Search Committee are pleased to announce that two finalists for the position of the Dean of the College of Engineering will be visiting our campus during the Week of December 12-16. The two finalists are:
November 18th, 2011
Three internal Dean searches have begun for Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School, Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. The search committees will review applications beginning December 1, 2011 and will also be accepting nominations for the positions.
October 6th, 2011
Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost for faculty development and director of the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, visited Egypt in September to lead a review of The American University in Cairo's Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT). She was joined by Frank Moretti, Executive director of new media teaching and learning at Columbia University. More...
July 22nd, 2011
Provost James Staros is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Barr as Vice Provost for Undergraduate & Continuing Education, effective September 1, 2011. Carol, who is a double alumna (M.S. and Ph.D.) of UMass Amherst, joined the UMass Amherst faculty in 1991 and is a tenured faculty member in the Mark H.
July 7th, 2011
Stephen J. Cavanagh, professor and associate dean for academic and clinical affairs in the College of Nursing at Wayne State University in Detroit, will be the new dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Provost James V. Staros announced today.
April 8th, 2011
The Provost's Office and the University Libraries have launched the Open Education Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently underway, this initiative incentivizes the use of textbook alternatives through ten $1,000 grants to faculty.