CTL offers multiple opportunities to work on teaching within a community of like-focused instructors.

The Lilly Teaching Fellowship for Teaching Excellence is an in-depth course (re)design experience that enables promising early-career faculty to cultivate teaching excellence and leadership skills in a special yearlong collaboration.

The yearlong Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Equity (TIDE) Ambassadors Program provides an opportunity for faculty across campus to explore in-depth strength-based, inclusive, and equitable approaches to teaching and learning grounded in the values of diversity.

The Contemplative Pedagogy Group supports UMass’ strategic interest in student resiliency, stress management, deep engagement with course concepts, inclusive teaching, and sense of belonging through regular open meetings throughout the academic year.

Our Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) programming helps you design your own study on teaching, find collaborators, identify appropriate venues and formats in which to share your work, and discover grant opportunities.


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The Lilly Fellowship for Teaching Excellence enables promising early-career faculty to cultivate teaching skills and leadership in a special year-long collaboration.


Contemplative Pedagogy is an approach to education that uses contemplative practices, attention to the full student, and an interest in transformative learning.

SoTL is iterative, systematic inquiry into processes of student learning and experience in your course with the goal of improving those processes.