Higher Education

The division of higher education serves more than 10,000 higher education members at the University of Massachusetts system, which includes the Amherst, Boston Harbor and Lowell campuses; the nine state universities; and the 15 community colleges. Members include faculty, part-time and continuing education faculty, administrators, librarians and support staff -- all contributing to make MTA the largest and strongest public higher education union in Massachusetts.

MTA higher education offices are located in Boston.

A Road Map for MTA Higher Education Members

Road Map for Higher Ed 2013-2014 New to public higher education? Not sure what it means to be an MTA member? The MTA has produced a detailed and thoughtful guide for new higher education members that provides an overview of the MTA and what it means to be a member.








Higher Education in the News

Reverse the Course "Reverse the Course," an MTA report released in June, 2013, explains how the increased reliance on part-time adjunct faculty in the state’s community college system is reducing the amount of academic advising available from full-time faculty and may be contributing to poor student completion rates. 

Read extension coverage of "Reverse the Course" in our member magazine, MTA Today, including Northern Essex Community College President Lane Glenn's forceful response to the report.

2014 state budget marks a significant advance for Massachusetts public higher education.

NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen Garcia shares her vision for public higher education during a visit to UMass Amherst.

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