A Southeastern Massachusetts Public Higher Education Partnership

CONNECT'S MISSION: Leveraging the quality, strength, resources and excellence of the five public higher education institutions of CONNECT, it is our mission to enhance educational effectiveness and efficiency while improving student success, increasing educational attainment, advancing economic health, and strengthening cultural life throughout the region.

Bridgewater State University Bristol Community College Massasoit Community College Cape Cod Community College UMASS Dartmouth


Prior Learning Assessment Workshops Held

Faculty and staff from Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, and Massasoit Community College recently gathered to discuss the "nuts and bolts" of PLA implementation and advising on their campuses. Facilitators from CAEL, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, worked with attendees to consider assessment practices in relation to academic expectations and outcomes and integration of PLA into advising and recruitment of adult learners. This project is part of a three-year Davis Educational Foundation grant. Click here to view additional pictures from the workshops.

CONNECT Featured in "News from the Nine"

The CONNECT Partnership is featured in the spring 2016 issue of "News from the Nine," the official newsletter of the Council of Presidents of the Massachusetts State Universities. The headline reads "CONNECT Remains a Vital Link in Southeastern Mass. and the Cape." Click here to read the complete article.

CONNECT Key Talent Program Celebrates Second Graduating Class

A cohort of thirty higher education professionals recently celebrated successful completion of the CONNECT Key Talent Leadership professional development program. Participants from the five CONNECT institutions along with representatives from Framingham State University and Massachusetts Maritime Academy explored topics ranging from leadership style, communication and motivation to team building, problem-solving and decision-making, during the seven month program. Click here for more information about this highly regarded CONNECT initiative.

CONNECT CEOs Hold Annual Retreat

Chief Executive Officers of the CONNECT Partnership met July 27, 2015, to chart the course for the organization's future. The leadership team, along with their campus liaisons, identified K-12 outreach, pathways to degree completion, commitment to STEM, along with strategic communication as areas of focus for FY2016.

Pictured, at right, are: BCC President and CONNECT Chair Jack Sbrega, MCC President Charles Wall, CCCC President John Cox, CONNECT Executive Director Stacey Kaminski, and BSU President Fred Clark. Missing from the photo is UMD Chancellor Divina Grossman.