Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst


Call for Applications: The Center for Teaching and Learning is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity) Faculty Fellowship. Eligible faculty members can apply directly by emailing the completed Application Form to TIDE Program Director Kirsten Helmer. Applications extended to Monday, March 6, 2023. More Information About the TIDE Ambassador Program

Featured Programs & Resources

AI machine looking at a board of computational figures.

Strategies for addressing AI tool use in your courses and considerations you should make if encouraging students to use such tools.

empty lecture hall

Strategies for helping students make more positive decisions about class attendance by discussing how attendance supports their learning, supplying guidance on how to use supplemental course materials, and promoting incentives rather than penalties. 

hands holding a heart

Strategies for creating a learner-focused, accessible, supportive syllabus.

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