announcements

Announcements

It's now Official!

The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development has been reorganized into two new offices, the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Faculty Development (OFD)

As we are updating our website there may be occasional disruptions in our registrations. Please email (ctl@umass.edu) or call us (545-1225) if you have any questions or concerns.


Upcoming Events

September
25
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 -
12:30PM to 2:00PM
The Subtle Art of Enticing Your Students to Read

Many instructors wonder why their students don't read assigned texts. Well, wonder no more! Join us for a workshop on how to better integrate readings into course design, how to frame readings, and how to teach effective reading strategies. 

September
27
Friday, September 27, 2019 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group Meeting

For more information about contemplative pedagogy, please visit our CP page. 

October
03
Thursday, October 03, 2019 -
11:30AM to 1:00PM
Diversity Lunch & Learn

Join Linda Isbell, recipient of the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the University Distinguished Teaching Award, and the College Outstanding Teaching Award, for this interactive workshop in which she will discuss effective teaching practices for engaging students with difficult and sensitive topics. She will draw on best practices in teaching as well as vivid lessons learned from her own failures and successes navigating these topics in her classes, including both large lectures and small seminars. For more information go to Diversity Lunch & Learn

October
08
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 -
2:30PM to 4:00PM
International Instructors Working Group

As international instructors, our own identities (e.g., race, gender, nationality, age, etc.) may impact interactions with our students. Join this supportive group to talk about challenges you are facing and discuss pedagogical strategies that can help you to create an inclusive learning environment in which your students and you can thrive.

For more information about the International Instructors Working Group.