Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst


Deeper Dive. Explore our Inclusive Syllabus Design series.

Featured Programs & Resources

A young woman looks into a computer screen that has an image that makes reference to neurological connections displayed. She is surrounded by a 3d structure that also references neurological connections

Follow our flowchart designed to assist instructors in thinking through the implications of choices they may be making about the use of generative AI tools in their courses.

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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.


Faculty Successes

Spring 2023

Tammy Rahhal is a 2022-2023 Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow working on UMass Flex initiatives and the Associate Chair of Teaching and Advising in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. In this faculty success, she describes how she incorporates flexible assessment practices into her psychology course to provide students with multiple ways to demonstrate their learning.

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