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.

faculty member meeting with student in her office

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. 

UMass Amherst 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.  

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.

Student Success Campus (SSC) 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, and early alert and referral pathways... to name a few.

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

Visit Degree Forms and Milestones 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

Designing Courses
New course syllabus template and new course requirements provide outlines for required and suggested syllabi components. 
Academic Honesty Policy and Procedures were established to ensure that the learning environment at the university is honest and fair.
Moodle Support for faculty using Moodle for University course management. 
Blackboard Support for faculty using Blackboard for Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) course management. 

Course Approval 

Course proposals must be submitted for Faculty Senate review through the UMass Course and Curriculum Management System. This system will navigate the course through all of the workflow steps necessary for it to receive final approval and be scheduled by the Registrar.
Permanent Courses must complete the Faculty Senate approval process. 
Experimental Courses are approved on a abbreviated process and can only be run THREE times without establishing permanent course status. 

Scheduling Courses
To schedule courses for the semester, please use CAPS.  For guidelines about the meeting times of the courses, please use the defined university meeting times.

College of Education Academic Matters Committee
CAMC meeting minutes

College of Education Instructional Support
For assistance, please contact EdTech, call (413-545-6981 or visit Furcolo W06) 


The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) supports the professional development of faculty.

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.

The Instructional Media Lab will assist you with your instructional technology needs.

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. 

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. 

Personnel Support

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

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

Leaves

  Application for leave without pay
  Application for parental leave 
  Application for sabbatical 

  • Follow link and choose: Create New Submission>Leaves>Create Create Sabbatical Request
  • Sabbatical Guidelines AY 2019-2020

Office of the Provost

 University Policies and  Union Contracts
 Personnel Information

Wellness & Community Resources 

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.