announcements

Announcements

2021-2022 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence are Selected!

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is pleased to announce the selection of the eight 2021-22 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence.

Ten Faculty Selected as 2021-2022 TIDE Ambassadors

The Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-2022 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity) faculty fellowship award.

Spring 2021 Forward FOCUS now available

The voluntary and confidential course feedback survey, the Forward FOCUS, is now available to all instructors. To request a copy for Moodle or Blackboard, fill out this brief request form. Email ffocus@umass.edu with any questions.

 

Just-in-Time Resources for Remote Teaching

Looking for tips on remote teaching? Our Keep Teaching site provides practical, concrete strategies grounded in educational research and the science of learning. Resources are grouped by categories present in the University Quality Standards for Fully Online Courses. Questions about your course design and/or teaching strategies? Ask for a CTL consult using our request form.


Upcoming Events

April
16
Friday, April 16, 2021 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group Meeting

“Positionality, Strong Objectivity, and Mindfulness,” with Theodore Eisenman (Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning).  For more information about contemplative pedagogy, please visit our CP Page For an event Zoom link, contact Brian Baldi.

April
16
Friday, April 16, 2021 -
1:00PM to 2:30PM
How to End Your Semester on a High Note

Let’s focus on student learning!  At the end of a long semester, students tend to have trouble remembering all that they learned in a particular course, especially if they are taking five or six courses in one semester. In this interactive session, we will discuss strategies instructors can employ in their classes to help students fill the gaps and promote students’ self-reflection. We will look at different activities instructors could use to help students connect the key knowledge and/or skills that they have learned in your course throughout the semester. In addition, we will discuss how instructors could create space and time in the last class to celebrate students’ accomplishments and growth ending the semester on a high note. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.

May
21
Friday, May 21, 2021 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group Meeting

“Reflection and Retreat,” with Lena Fletcher (Environmental Conservation) and Brian Baldi (CTL).  For more information about contemplative pedagogy, please visit our CP Page For an event Zoom link, contact Brian Baldi.