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I Know What You (Really) Did Last Summer (August/September 2015)

By Susan Krumholz
President, UMass Dartmouth Faculty Federation

Any one who teaches--K-12 or college--has heard any number of family and friends tell them what a "cushy" job they have--after all they have the summer off. Perhaps everything about this subject that could be said has been said. But when I woke up the other morning at 4 am with my head spinning thinking of all the work I still needed to do--with three weeks until the semester begins-- I knew I needed to revisit the topic.

One More Swing (February/March 2016)

By Dan Georgianna

Political Director, UMass Faculty Federation

  After writing On Campus for over 20 years, not writing the column was easy. I’m a slow writer and was having trouble meeting deadlines. I also thought that my column had become preachy and stale.

Keeping a good education affordable (June/July 2016)

By Susan Krumholz

President, UMass Faculty Federation, Local 1895


The University of Massachusetts has been in the news an awful lot in the last few weeks.  Since mid-May, I have read numerous articles about student debt, enrollment, admission policies, and the expansion of the university's research mission. 

Let’s Consider Prison Education (August/September 2016)

By Susan Krumholz

President, UMass Faculty Federation, Local 1895


The entire University of Massachusetts system is facing cuts and, much to our chagrin, our students will see tuitions increase.  I could write here about the value of a properly-funded state university or the importance of offering affordable education, but I have done that in several columns. Instead, I am going to write about something near to my heart - prison education.

Looking Ahead (December 2016/January 2017)

By Susan Krumholz

President, UMass Faculty Federation, Localk 1895


What will higher education look like in four years?  As I see it there will be four areas that need to be explored:  leadership at the Department of Education, tuition, grants and student debt, unions in general, and research funding.

The Efforts of Higher Education Unions (October/November 2016)

By Susan Krumholz

President, UMAss Faculy Federation, Local 1895


As I am writing this, we are barely a month into the new school year, and it is already a particularly busy one. National, state, and local matters are challenging us all at the same time.  And that is no coincidence.