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The Office of the Provost is responsible for ensuring excellence in the academic mission of the University in the areas of education, discovery, and public service.

News & Announcements

Professor Gregory J. Kelly has been selected as the next Dean of the College of Education, effective on July 1, 2024.

Dr. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson ­­­has been selected as the next Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, effective on ­July 1, 2024. 

The faculty members will participate in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Summer 2024 Faculty Success Program, a 10-week online program designed to help non-tenure track, tenure-track and tenured faculty develop skills to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.


UMass Amherst faculty garner well-deserved recognition for their accomplishments. Find information here about of campus-level awards and recognition as well as national and international honors bestowed on UMass Amherst faculty.

UMass Amherst is committed to supporting equity and inclusion in all aspects of faculty life through a rigorous approach to recruiting a diverse faculty. Our inclusive approach to faculty development and advancement foregrounds mentoring and community building for faculty success.

UMass Amherst faculty have access to an outstanding array of resources to support professional development. We are a community of highly-motivated, cutting-edge scholars who value diversity and equity and strive for inclusive excellence in our classrooms, research labs, and beyond.

Canvas Selected as the Single Learning Management System at UMass Amherst

The Public Flagship University of Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts Amherst was founded in 1863 as a land-grant university dedicated to educating the public, generating new knowledge, and applying discoveries to the betterment of society—a mission we still stand for today as the Commonwealth’s leading public research university. Looking ahead through our latest strategic plan, we are confident we can deliver for the people of Massachusetts and beyond a public university that provides revolutionary ideas and impact that is on par with the best national and global public universities.