The NMC is pleased to welcome University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) into our member community.  The institution is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities, which is reflected by a growing student body of more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 80 undergraduate programs and 110 graduate programs.

UMASSB0STON_ID_blue_316x412Part of the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. 93% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

The College of Advancing and Professional Studies at UMass Boston is committed to adult learners with their diversity of interests and needs, which vary from focused short-term, non-credit training to wide-ranging, long-term academic undergraduate and graduate professional degrees. Whether the program is offered in a remote setting, on campus or online, during the evening or weekends, or whether the program takes into consideration a student’s previous experience or that the adult student is approaching college for the first time, the College of Advancing and Professional Studies is focused on providing quality education in a form that is relevant and accessible to all.

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About The Author

Samantha Adams Becker, Senior Director of Communications for the NMC, is the Director of the NMC Horizon Project and lead writer and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes emerging technology uptake in various education sectors across the globe. She has an expertise in digital communications, with a special interest in e-publishing, social media, and online learning. In 2013, she taught the first online course ever to exclusively take place in Facebook, which was geared towards training education professionals to integrate social media into their teaching practices. Previous to the NMC, Samantha facilitated the digitization of books and periodicals for several of the world’s largest publishers and was the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine.