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


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.


Faculty Successes

Spring 2021

Memnun Seven, Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing, did just that by choosing a flexible course design. In spring 2021, her undergraduate class was one of the few taught in person and, because the enrollment of the course (66 students) exceeded the 40-person classroom capacity limit, she adopted a “hybrid” or “flipped” form of instruction.

Read more Read more about Designing a Class with a Variety of Ways to Participate and Succeed

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.