The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) supports the professional development of faculty across all career stages and disciplines with programs and resources focused on course design, classroom instruction, curriculum development, and other forms of instructional support for faculty, departments, and the campus as a whole.
The CTL strives to inspire excellence in teaching, recognize and promote outstanding instructors, and support the campus in cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion in all learning environments. The CTL does this by offering a rich array of teaching development workshops, talks, individual consultations, the signature Midterm Assessment Process (MAP), and through the facilitation of transformative faculty learning communities.
The CTL has a long history on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus that reaches back to the formation of the Lilly Teaching Fellows Program in 1986. Since then, the office has won two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants (2007 & 2010) and two Innovation Awards from the Professional and Organizational Development Network (2007, 2002), has been named one of the top four Model Faculty Development Programs in the U.S. and Canada (2006), and has received the Hesburgh Award for Faculty Development to Enhance Undergraduate Teaching and Learning (2000).