Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst


Request a Course or Syllabus Consultation

Have a teaching question? We'd love to help you out. To arrange a teaching consultation on a variety of topics, fill out our consultation request form and someone will be in touch with you.

FlexLearning Fellows (FLF) Program to launch fall 2021

The FLF program will support departments, faculty, and staff interested in developing and implementing flexible learning opportunities. Learn more about the FlexLearning program.

Featured Programs & Resources

How Do I Write a Good and Inclusive Syllabus?

Six principles of an inclusive syllabus design: learning-focused, essential questions, UDL Connections, Inclusive Motivating Language, supportive course policies, and accessible design

Multiple hands come together in a circle

Strategies you can use in your first week(s) to establish a focused, collaborative learning community.

CTL staff talking to a faculty member

The MAP is a confidential and voluntary service that allows to instructors to get student mid-semester feedback on a course.

Faculty Successes

Spring 2021

Luiz Amaral, Associate Professor & Director of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, teaches dynamic language classes with lots of opportunities to try out language skills. To adapt to remote teaching, Luiz decided to split his students into different groups using different modalities to keep them engaged and offer more targeted practice and feedback opportunities – two things that can be useful in any discipline.

Read more Read more about Making the Most of Synchronous and Asynchronous Class Activities to Enhance Student Learning

Center for Teaching and Learning Newsletter

What do your students say we should keep in the fall? As you wrap up your course, we invite you to ask your students what remote innovations they would keep in face-to-face versions of your courses.