Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst


Request a Course or Syllabus Consultation

Have a teaching question? We'd love to help you out. To arrange a teaching consultation on a variety of topics, fill out our consultation request form and someone will be in touch with you.

FlexLearning Fellows (FLF) Program to launch fall 2021

The FLF program will support departments, faculty, and staff interested in developing and implementing flexible learning opportunities. Learn more about the FlexLearning program.

Featured Programs & Resources

How Do I Write a Good and Inclusive Syllabus?

Six principles of an inclusive syllabus design: learning-focused, essential questions, UDL Connections, Inclusive Motivating Language, supportive course policies, and accessible design

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Faculty can utilize an array of strategies to support course learning outcomes and increase student engagement with assigned readings.

Lilly Fellows talking

The Lilly Fellowship for Teaching Excellence enables promising early-career faculty to cultivate teaching skills and leadership in a special year-long collaboration.


Faculty Successes

Fall 2020

What are the benefits of reaching out? The CTL interviewed Steve Petsch, Associate Professor in the department of Geosciences, about some success he has found in engaging students who may be falling behind in his 200-person general education course. Reaching out personally to students has helped them feel cared for and learn professional communication habits.  Read more about Steve’s strategies and the impact of his outreach.

Read more Read more about Outreach to Students: Connecting and Caring for Student Success

Center for Teaching and Learning Newsletter

What’s new at CTL? Quite a bit! We’re looking to add an educational developer to our team who can support teaching excellence at UMass and advance the university’s mission to expand flexible learning curricular opportunities.