Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst


Looking for input on your course design during the summer months? We're here for you. To set up an appointment to talk to someone about your class, fill out our request form and a CTL consultant will be in touch about setting up an appointment.

Featured Programs & Resources


Strategies for navigating and managing yourself during hot moments during class discussions, and helping students process conflict.

Elkie Burnside

A recent project created by Elkie Burnside, Assistant Director of the Writing Program, and her colleagues, shows that OERs have the potential to engage students and faculty in a meaningful collaborative process of text creation. 

Design Exam

Crafting higher-order questions, giving practice opportunities, and clarifying your testing conditions are approaches to designing a good exam.


Faculty Successes

Spring 2021

Philosophy: How does one create videos that students want to watch?

Sophie Horowitz, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, engages students in her large introductory courses of 100+ students through brief pre-recorded videos.

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Center for Teaching and Learning Newsletter

Launch your summer with Teach Week! Looking for practical, evidence-based ideas to enhance your fall classes? During the week of May 23rd, CTL and the Instructional Design, Engagement and Support group (IDEAS) are offering a series of workshops and other events to help you generate and implement new course design ideas in a reflective and thoughtful way.