Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst


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.

Upcoming Events


Faculty Successes

Fall 2021

Hyeyoung Park, Assistant Professor in the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, uses exit tickets as an informal Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT), which provides her with important feedback from her students, while also fostering connections with her students and prompting her students to reflect on their learning.

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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.