Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst


Looking for input on your course design during the summer months? We're here for you. To set up an appointment to talk to someone about your class, fill out our request form and a CTL consultant will be in touch about setting up an appointment.

Featured Programs & Resources

A group of three people discussing at a table.

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. 

Black woman sitting at a desk taking a written exam.

Crafting higher-order questions, giving practice opportunities, and clarifying your testing conditions are approaches to designing a good exam.

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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