Higher Education

UMass Lowell Professor and Massachusetts Society of Professors Lowell member Sue Kim

The MTA represents approximately 18,000 higher education members. They work on the Amherst, Boston and Lowell campuses of the University of Massachusetts system, at nine state universities, and at 15 community colleges. Members include faculty, part-time and continuing education faculty, administrators, librarians and support staff.

"People don’t understand what a difference it makes to have a say in salaries, benefits and policies."

UMass Lowell Professor Sue Kim

Fund Our Future aimed at passing legislation to increase state ed funding

Anabel Santiago

Learn more about The Cherish Act which would correct years of underfunding of our public colleges and universities.

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Advocacy day set for public higher ed

Advocacy day set for public higher ed

Students, faculty and staff members and other advocates will gather at the State House on March 21 to call on legislators to provide sufficient funding for the state’s public colleges and universities.

Zac Bears, executive director of the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, emphasized that no prior lobbying experience is required to take part in the event, which PHENOM is organizing. Rather, Public Higher Education Advocacy Day participants should be prepared to tell their own stories about the underfunding of public colleges and universities and the need for better pay and working conditions for faculty and staff.

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