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 extended to Monday, March 6, 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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Faculty Successes

Spring 2023

Faculty are rethinking how they assess student learning and experimenting with alternative grading approaches.  Jennifer Fronc, Professor of History, discusses how she uses labor-based contract grading in her junior year writing courses to foster an intellectual community between her and her students.

Read more Read more about Using Contract Grading to Ease Student Anxiety about Grades