Events

The Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst offers a range of interactive professional development opportunities to support faculty teaching interests and highlight the latest evidence-based pedagogies that foster inclusive, active, and meaningful learning. Participation in the services and programming offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning is voluntary and confidential. We do not routinely provide recordings for our professional development programming. We do provide participants with all notes and resources presented as part of an individual program or workshop and are happy to forward these resources to anyone not able to attend.

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Online: Zoom link will be provided upon registration

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Location details will be provided upon registration.

Zines, or fanzines – self-published, small-circulation publications– have long been used by a variety of communities to process and share information on a wide variety of cultural, political, and personal topics. Join this session to learn from three instructors and a librarian who have successfully integrated zines into their courses and teaching: Kelsey Whipple (Journalism); Kevin Young (History); Diana Sierra Becerra (History); and Jeremy Smith (Robert S. Cox Special Collections and University Archives Research Center). For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.

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Online: Zoom link will be provided upon registration

In this session, we’ll explore how the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) framework can help you ask purposeful questions of yourself and students at the end of the semester, laying the foundation for evidence-based and critically reflective approaches to your teaching.
 

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Bartlett Hall, Rm 312 - CTL Conference Room and Zoom

Meet other UMass folks interested in and working on projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) while developing your knowledge and practice of SoTL. Drop in to any meeting; no pre-registration required. For email reminders about upcoming meetings and timely SoTL news and resources, join the SoTL Working Group Google Group / listserv [need to be logged into UMass google account to access].

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Hybrid. Location details and Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Join a monthly grading accountability group and carve out dedicated time to giving feedback on student work while connecting with the CTL and colleagues across campus.

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Location: IDEAS Conference Room, Bartlett Hall 314

Join us for this in-person and hands-on exploratory session designed to help instructors begin to build a foundation of AI literacy. Learn how to access, compare outputs, and explore different AI platforms, while building the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about how to redesign courses in the age of AI.

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Location
Bartlett Hall, Rm 312 - CTL Conference Room and Zoom

Meet other UMass folks interested in and working on projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) while developing your knowledge and practice of SoTL. Drop in to any meeting; no pre-registration required. For email reminders about upcoming meetings and timely SoTL news and resources, join the SoTL Working Group Google Group / listserv [need to be logged into UMass google account to access].

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Hybrid. Location details and Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Interested in exploring alternative assessment approaches that prioritize growth over grades? Join the Alternative Grading Collaborative, a monthly gathering of faculty focused on sharing strategies and experiences with implementing alternative grading.

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Location
Hybrid. Location details and Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Join a monthly grading accountability group and carve out dedicated time to giving feedback on student work while connecting with the CTL and colleagues across campus.

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Zoom and Bartlett 312

In this gathering, we’ll reflect on our semester within a community of contemplative educators and make plans for replenishing ourselves over the summer.