College of Education Faculty Resources

The College of Education Community is home to a diverse, award winning and multifaceted faculty and staff members.  We value diversity, community engagement, collaborative innovation, and social justice.  The faculty and staff work together to ensure the college's mission is accomplished at the highest level.  Education for a socially just world.

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Administative Resources & Forms

Additional Compensation Request: Use this form to request approval for additional compensation for work such as summer teaching.

Communication Requests: Use this form to submit news items for publication in our newsletter and on our website, and to request other communications services.

Facilities Support: Use the resources on this page if you are locked out of your office, and for non-emergency maintenance requests, door access and keys, room scheduling in Furcolo, vehicle reservations, voicemail assistance, and A/V status in rooms.

Google Workspace: Use this page for help using GSuite products such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and more.

Purchasing and Reimbursement: Use this form to request a purchase or reimbursement for a purchase.

Reserve a room in Furcolo by sending an email to educ-facilities@umass.edu.

Space Request Form for Campus Center and Student Union: Use this form to request a room for a meeting or event (including A/V resources and catering) in the Campus Center or Student Union.

Student Hiring: Use this form to request approval to hire a graduate or undergraduate student.

Summit: Summit is a web-based tool that delivers PeopleSoft financial data through customized graphs and tables. Use this page to log in to Summit, sign up for Summit training, and access resources to help you use Summit.

Travel: Use this form (TBD) to request approval for the expenditure or reimbursement of travel costs. 

Research Support

The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) is responsible for supporting the strength, rigor and productivity of the College’s sponsored research activity and engagement with strategic external partners. 

Advising Support

Academic advising is a collaborative teaching and learning relationship crucial to student success. Advising engages the student and the advisor in a consistent and enduring relationship; helping the student to recognize that teaching and learning occur in many activities, services and interactions, as well as in the classroom.

Graduate Student Handbook 2021-22 (PDF) 

Graduate Student Advising Resources can help graduate students better understand advising and shape a pathway to the completion of their degree.

Navigate is UMass Amherst’s undergraduate student success system. It offers student appointment scheduling (including 2-way calendar integration for faculty/staff), proactive appointment-based outreach, event check-in, tracking of student interactions/documenting student interactions, reporting and analytics, early alert and referral pathways, and more.

University Academic Regulations is an annual publication of the Office of the Provost.

The Degree Forms and Milestones page is a central resource for forms including Proposed Program of Study, Completed Program of Study, Dissertation forms, and Degree Eligibility. Be sure to check in with Department Administrators and the Academic Affairs Office for appropriate deadlines.

Graduate Faculty Status allows instructors to be appointed as one-time, regular, or teaching members of the faculty. Please bring all Graduate Faculty Status forms to the Academic Affairs Office to be signed by the Graduate Program Director. 

Teaching Support

College Resources

College of Education Academic Matters Committee CAMC meeting minutes

EdTech provies support for technologies in the college (contact them at edtech@umass.edu, 413-545-6981, or drop by Furcolo W109.)

Digital Learning provides resources and support for instructors teaching online and with technologies. 

University Resources

Academic Honesty Policy and Procedures were established to ensure that the learning environment at the university is honest and fair.

Disabilities Services is committed to the most appropriate accommodations available for students with disabilities. To view accommodations that are relevant to the students in your course, please log into Clock work.

UMass Amherst Libraries can help put a variety of material on physical or digital reserve. Digital Course Materials can include scanned book chapters and journal articles.

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports teaching practice and the professional development of faculty.

IT Guide for Faculty and Instructors provides an overview of getting accounts, classroom tech, online tools, and support groups on campus. 

The Instructional Media Lab (instruct@umass.edu, 413-545-2823) will assist you with your instructional technology needs (Moodle, Echo360, Zoom, and more) and provides Moodle documentation

University Without Walls (facline@uww.umass.edu) supports online instructors and provides Blackboard documentation 

Scheduling Courses

To schedule courses for the semester, contact your department administrator. Approved scheduling representatives use CAPS (Class Automated Proposal System) to schedule courses. For standard class times and guidelines for scheduling, see university meeting times.

Designing a New Course

Please contact your department administrator when you are preparing a new course. Courses are submitted via the UMass Course and Curriculum Management System, which helps navigate all of the workflow steps necessary for it to receive final approval from Faculty Senate and be scheduled by the Registrar.

New course syllabus template and new course requirements provide outlines for required and suggested syllabi components. 

Permanent Courses must complete the Faculty Senate approval process. 

Experimental Courses are approved on a abbreviated process and can be run three times before they need to be approved for permanent course status. 

Personnel Support

The Academic Personnel Workflow System is used for Annual Faculty Reviews, applications for reappointment and tenure just to name a few. 

The Massachusetts Society of Professors is the union on the UMass Campus representing librarians and faculty. 

Office of the Provost

Professional Improvement Programs provides information about sabbaticals, periodic multi-year review (PMYR), senior lecturer professional inprovement leave, and internal research funding opportunities.

Leaves of Absence for information about parental leave, leave without pay, and related topics

University Policies and  Union Contracts

Academic Resources  provides links to resources describing many of the administrative and academic processes at the university  

Wellness & Community Resources 

Guidance and Resources for Responding to Harassment. This document provides information about how to navigate incidents of public harassment, defamation, and online trolling.

The Center for Women and Community serves women for UMass and Five College members. 

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a free and confidential counseling, consultation, and referral service that is available on the UMass, Amherst campus. 

The Mutual Mentoring Program supports faculty in developing robust professional networks that include a variety of mentoring partners within and outside the UMass Amherst campus, and at a wide variety of career stages. 

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life offers a range of educational programs, interfaith dialogue and other bridge-building activities. 

The Stonewall Center provides cultural and educational programing and support for individuals who experience harassment and discrimination. 

Work/Life Balance offers a range of programs designed to support faculty and staff in maintaining a balance between home and work responsibilities. 

Workplace Learning and Development provides a full range of services to UMass Amherst departments, individuals and work groups with the goal of enhancing both effectiveness and the quality of work life.