New England News
4:33 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

UMass President Promises More Accountability

The president of the University of Massachusetts is promising more accountability and transparency at the five campus system..  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports

UMass President Robert Caret
Credit WAMC

   Beginning next Spring UMass will issue a public report measuring progress in six key areas.  These include student experience and success, research and development enterprise, good stewards of resources  and telling and selling the UMass story.  There will be 21 indicators to measure success including the university’s ability to improve student retention and graduation rates and increase external fund raising.  UMass President Robert Caret, in an address Thursday to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, said the report is a way to hold the university accountable and keep the public informed about progress that is being made.