Course and Syllabus Consultations

Getting a head start on your fall classes? We'd love to help you out. To arrange a course design consultation, fill out our consultation request form and someone will be in touch with you.

Flexible Learning Departmental Grant Opportunities

CTL and IDEAS announce the new Flexible Fellows program. Funded by the Chancellor, this program will support departments and faculty in expanding flexible learning opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 17, 2021 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Group Meeting

"Re-Entering Our Classes: Establishing Intentional Learning Environments" (Facilitators: Brian Baldi, CTL, and Lena Fletcher, Environmental Conservation) Open meeting -- all are welcome. To learn more, see our contemplative pedagogy web page. For an event link, email Brian Baldi.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 -
11:30AM to 12:30PM
Strategy Swap: How Do I Cultivate Connections In and Beyond Large Classes?

Strategy Swaps bring together faculty to learn with and from each other. Come to this session to share ideas for fostering a sense of belonging for students in your classes regardless of class size. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 -
11:30AM to 12:45PM
Demystifying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) : What is it and why do it?  

 In this workshop we will explore the scholarship of teaching and learning—the systematic study of processes and teaching and learning in our classrooms (to learn more visit our SoTL website). Through reading and discussing example SoTL projects, participants will learn about the benefits of engaging in SoTL research, types of SoTL projects, ethical considerations in SoTL research, and venues for publication and presentation. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 -
12:15PM to 1:45PM
Demystifying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Stress-free Submission of SoTL projects to the IRB

Please join us for a workshop with Dr. Iris Jenkins, the Assistant Director of the UMass Human Research Protection Office. Dr. Jenkins will discuss what qualifies as human subjects research under the federal regulations, provide an overview of the IRB review process, and answer questions related to human subject research as it relates to SoTL research. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.