Claire E. Hamilton is the Associate Provost and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). She is also an associate professor in the College of Education.
Teaching Consultant Team:
Brian serves as the organizational lead for CTL’s Lilly Fellowship Program for Teaching Excellence, conducts midterm assessments and teaching consultations, co-founded the Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group, and leads various workshops on teaching.
Kirsten serves as the organizational lead for the TIDE (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity) Ambassadors Fellowship and the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching; leads workshops, develops resources, and works with departments and colleges on inclusive teaching practices and course design; and conducts midterm assessments and teaching consultations.
Beth serves as the organizational lead for CTL’s Midterm Assessment Process (MAP), facilitates various CTL workshops and discussions, and consults with faculty on their syllabi, course design, and instructional strategies.
Colleens serves as the organizational lead on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) programs and the Forward FOCUS (Feedback on Course Understanding and Skills) survey. She conducts midterm course assessments, leads workshops, and consults with faculty on course design and assessment.
Sara works with the Flexible Learning Fellows program, consults with faculty, and leads workshops and other programming related to teaching and learning.
Sue assists the Associate Provost/Director of CTL with financial planning, including the preparation, processing, and management of all personnel actions and financial records. She coordinates the payout of all awards, fellowships, and mini grants. She offers administrative support to all CTL programs, is the main contact for the College Outstanding Teaching Award (COTA) program and is responsible for the coordination of CTL's daily operations.
Kathie plans events for CTL and serves as an assistant to the director. In addition, she oversees CTL’s calendar of events and is the administrative point person for the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Manning Prize and the Flex Grant. As the first point of contact with CTL, Kathie provides information about our workshops and programs.
Mary Deane provides CTL with expert perspective on program development and implementation through her work on Advisory Boards of the Bay View Alliance (BVA), UMass TEval, and UMass ADVANCE National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. She also works with academic institutions seeking effective approaches to faculty and teaching development.
Mei provided one-on-one consultation to faculty, directed a number of internal teaching development grants, and helped support campuswide teaching initiatives through CTL.