Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst


TEACH WEEK is coming. Looking to get ideas for your fall classes? June 12 - June 15th CTL is offering a week of workshops and other events to launch your summer. Check out the session descriptions and consider joining us and your colleagues to share ideas about the issues we've heard from faculty this spring. 

Featured Programs & Resources

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

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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. 

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

Faculty Successes

Fall 2022

Many instructors seek ways to help students engage more effectively with course readings. One method that some have found particularly helpful is the reading guide – an outline that helps students navigate a reading, respond to key concepts, and track their understanding. Dr. Youngmin Yi, Assistant Professor in Sociology, explains how she uses reading guides to help students develop a personal relationship to course material.

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