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

Spring 2021

For the past few years, Elizabeth Porto, Senior Lecturer II, has been showing students' brief introductory videos during class over the first few weeks of the semester.  In addition to building comunity over time in an incusive and memorable way, her students learn how to introduce themselves professionally and personally, an important goal she hold for her student.  Read more about her approach, goals, and next steps.

Read more Read more about Welcome Videos to Build Community

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.