A Southeastern Massachusetts Public Higher Education Partnership

CONNECT'S MISSION: Leveraging the quality, strength, resources and excellence of the six 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.

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Help, Hope & Recovery - 400+ Attend Substance Use Disorders Summit for Young Adults at UMASS Dartmouth

More than 400 students, faculty, and community members representing 19 higher education and community organizations attended the Regional Substance Use Disorders Summit for Young Adults on September 28. Sponsored by CONNECT and UMASS Dartmouth, the summit was the third in a series aimed at sharing best practices, forming partnerships, and educating students and the community-at-large about the scope and severity of the epidemic. An April summit at the BCC Attleboro Campus focused on community partnerships, while higher education was the focus of the March summit held at BSU. Click here to access resources from all three events.

New Key Talent Leadership Program Underway

The fourth cohort of CONNECT's Key Talent Leadership Program began this fall when aspiring leaders from CONNECT institutions along with Bunker Hill Community College, Framingham State University, and Salem State University embarked on a seven-month journey of growth and discovery. The program addresses the professional development needs of mid-to-senior level administrators by providing them the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in their careers. Program topics include: defining personal leadership styles, managing relationships, creating a performance-based culture, team building & team management, problem solving & decision making, transformational leadership, and honoring the journey. Click here for additional information about the program.

CONNECT campus news & events

Glitz & Glamour - BCC's Annual Cake Show & Competition is April 7 & 8 at the Silver City Galleria

After 10 years at the Fall River Campus, the annual BCC Cake Show & Competition is moving to a new venue, the Silver City Galleria in Taunton. This veritable "weekend of cake" features a show cake completion, a wedding cake competition, sugar art and cake decorating classes, vendor demos and an artisan’s marketplace. Admission to the show is free!  Follow the BCC Cake Competition on Facebook for updates, decorating tips, and more! For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, email us at BCCCakeCompetition@BristolCC.edu.

Yearning to Sea the World? Join MMA's Follow the Voyage - Share the Experience Program

Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Follow the Voyage – Share The Experience program is a free, one-of-a-kind STEM adventure for K-12 students (as well as parents, friends & community members).  It provides participants the opportunity to learn alongside the cadets - all without ever leaving their classrooms.  This year close to 10,000 elementary, middle, and high school students from sixteen states and Bermuda will participate.

Thanks to cadet blogs, captain’s logs, photographs, videos, and a unique hands-on curriculum, students can virtually travel with over six-hundred cadets aboard the TS Kennedy. This year’s seven-week itinerary includes travel to Cartagena, Colombia, Bridgetown, Barbados, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Tampa, Florida. Over the course of the voyage, cadets apply the “do” portion of the Academy's motto, Learn, Do, Learn. Click here to begin following the voyage today.