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

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Hyeyoung Park, Assistant Professor in the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, uses exit tickets as an informal Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT), which provides her with important feedback from her students.

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

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

Upcoming Events


Faculty Successes

Spring 2021

How do you keep students motivated and engaged in large online classes? Many instructors worry that students in their large classes feel disconnected and disengaged. Amanda Woerman, Assistant Professor in Biology tackled this issue by providing students with a variety of ways to actively participate during the synchronous portion of the class and through asynchronous engagement activities. Read more about her strategies, tips, and next steps.

Read more Read more about Keeping Students Motivated and Engaged in Large Online Classes

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.