Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst


Call for Applications: The Center for Teaching and Learning is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity) Faculty Fellowship. Eligible faculty members can apply directly by emailing the completed Application Form to TIDE Program Director Kirsten Helmer. Applications are due Friday, February 24, 2023. More Information About the TIDE Ambassador Program

Featured Programs & Resources

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Strategies for addressing AI tool use in your courses and considerations you should make if encouraging students to use such tools.

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Strategies for helping students make more positive decisions about class attendance by discussing how attendance supports their learning, supplying guidance on how to use supplemental course materials, and promoting incentives rather than penalties. 

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Strategies for creating a learner-focused, accessible, supportive syllabus.

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Spring 2021

When COVID-19 forced UMass to go online and we were closed up in our houses, we decided to find a silver lining and to start working on the project in earnest, funding or no funding. When it was suddenly not possible to connect with friends, students, and colleagues in a physical space, the need for community and inclusivity seemed more pressing than ever before. As a result, not only did we create our OER textbook that is designed to be a point of connection for others, but this collaboration for us personally also provided much needed connection, purpose, and levity in a time of almost complete isolation.

Read more Read more about Reducing Student Textbook Costs and Making a Curriculum More Inclusive at the Same Time