Academic Affairs and Economic Development

Academic Affairs and Economic Development provides system-wide support and academic assessment for the UMass system. The team works in collaboration with the University's faculty, administration, student governance, and state education agencies to ensure UMass' status as a world-class public research university committed to advancing knowledge and transforming lives.

We represent the interests of the University by serving as a point of contact for external agencies and organizations. The Affairs teams also advises the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs, the Board of Trustees, the President, and campuses on the formulation, interpretation, and implementation of policies that will benefit the UMass faculty and students, research, academic programs, and outreach.