Academic Collaboration

For a chart outlining some recent planning initiatives, view “Summary of academic collaboration concept papers” (PDF file).

Joint curricular programs

Five College Departments
  • Astronomy
  • Dance
Five College Major
  • Film Studies
Interdisciplinary and Area Studies Programs
  • Crossroads in the Study of the Americas
  • East Asian Languages
  • Film and Video
  • Peace and World Security Studies
Five College Certificate Programs
  • African Studies
  • Asian/Pacific/American Studies
  • Buddhist Studies
  • Coastal and Marine Sciences
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Culture, Health, and Science
  • International Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Logic
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Native American Indian Studies
  • Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Interdepartmental Collaboration and Special-Interest 
  • Advanced Seminar in Drawing
  • Center for the Study of World Languages
    • Committee for Community-Based Learning
    • Supervised Independent Language Program (SILP): Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dari, Modern Greek, Hausa, Hungarian, Indonesian, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Thai, Turkmen, Twi, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yoruba
      Mentored Instruction in Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, and Turkish
    • LangMedia on the Web
  • Field study (Coastal and Marine Sciences, Geology)
  • Geology Special Topics Symposia 
  • UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History
  • Music
  • Early Music Program
  • Theater
    • Costume borrowing
    • Open auditions agreement

Shared resources

Student Interchange (open cross-registration)
Joint Faculty Appointments
Five College Depository
  • Open borrowing agreement
Programs and Services for Faculty
  • Academic Career Network (ACN)
  • Associates Program (for independent scholars affiliated with one of the campuses)
  • Faculty Seminars
  • Five College ABD Fellowship Program 
  • Joint residencies for scholars and artists
  • Professional Development
    • Publishing Day
    • Instructional technology workshops
Women’s Studies Research Center
Open theater auditions
Film collections
Sites and equipment for research in Astronomy and Geology
WFCR (Five College Radio)
Technology and Online Resources
  • Five College Net, LLC (fiber-optic network)
  • Automated library search
  • Course catalog
  • Database of museum holdings
  • Five College Calendar of Events
Outreach to area schools and communities
  • America Reads Tutors
  • Center for East Asian Studies
  • Committee for Community-Based Learning
  • Learning in Retirement
  • Public School Partnership

Support for joint projects and events

External Grants
Faculty Seminar Fund
Fund for Cooperation in Administration
Fund for Staff Development
Lecture Fund

Joint performances, exhibitions & research forums

Choral Festival
Student PoetryFest
Student symposia
  • Anthropology
  • Asian/Pacific/American Studies
  • Classics
  • Coastal and Marine Sciences Program
  • Crossroads in the Study of the Americas
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Geology
  • Physics
WORD! A Staged Reading of Student Work
World Music Festival
Five College Makeup Marathon