UMass Flex
UMass Flex

Info for Faculty

The UMass Flex wordmark is shown on a laptop screen.

Students today are seeking both excellence in their university experience and true flexibility in accessing educational opportunities. UMass Flex is the result of a strategic directive from the Chancellor's Office to facilitate seamless integration between the UMass Amherst residential educational experience and remote learning opportunities.

Learning Modes

UMass Flex expands educational access through instruction spanning two or more learning modes:

UMass Flex icons for In Person, Live Online, and Async Online

In Person

Instructors and students meet in the same physical location at the same time.

Live Online

Instructors and students meet online at the same time.

Async Online

Instructors and students engage online on their own time.

FlexLearning Fellows Program

Led by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Instructional Design Engagement and Support (IDEAS) group and funded through the Chancellor's Office, the FlexLearning Fellows program supports departments, faculty, and staff interested in developing and implementing flexible learning opportunities.

Meet the FlexLearning Fellows

Fellows are part of a faculty-centered learning community through which they can advance  their knowledge and skills related to flexible pedagogy. Fellows serve as leaders and models in their departments and across the university.


Flexible Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst

The formal foundation for UMass Flex was initiated in Spring 2021, when Chancellor Subbaswamy laid out his vision for a flexible university in a white paper and convened the Task Force on Flexible Learning. Today, the campus's flexible learning strategy is led by the Flexible Learning Implementation Committee.

Join the Revolution

Interested in implementing flexible learning for your courses? For a course consultation or to learn more about teaching and learning with technology, please use the link below. Depending on your specific needs, you'll be contacted by a representative from the Center for Teaching and Learning or the Instructional Design, Engagement, and Support (IDEAS) group.