Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst


Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Submit Manning Prize Application Package (for Nominees) and Letters of Support. See information about the selection criteria on the Manning Prize webpage. Deadline: January 21 at 5PM. 

TIDE Application

The CTL is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity) Faculty Fellowship. Eligible faculty members can apply directly by completing and emailing the Application Form for the 2022-2023 TIDE Ambassadors Fellowship to TIDE Program Director Kirsten Helmer. Applications are due Monday, February 14, 2022. More Information About the TIDE Ambassador Program  

Featured Programs & Resources

Hyeyoung Park headshot

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.


Looking for new ways to think about teaching and your course design as you enter the spring semester? This January 12-14, we’re offering a series of workshops and post-workshop tinkering opportunities to help you refine your course design, hear what worked for students in the fall, and learn from colleagues across campus.


Do you have questions that you want to explore about your teaching and your students' learning? Join a team of enthusiastic colleagues for an energizing week to fast-track an idea into a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research study that you can implement as early as this spring semester.

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.

Read more Read more about Using Exit Tickets to Check in with Students and Foster Learning

Center for Teaching and Learning Newsletter

Fall 2021 Forward FOCUS now available. The Forward FOCUS survey continues to be available to all instructors who wish to get student feedback on their courses, including individual faculty whose departments have chosen SRTI. New this semester, there is no need to request the Forward FOCUS.