The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Student Facing Resources

Resources for Students

Success Toolkit Series - weekly workshops to learn new strategies and skills.

Student Success Planner -  planner filled with campus resources, tips, and a digital calendar students can add to their UMass Google calendar (available on or after Aug 14).

Disability services -  is committed to providing members of the University community with the finest educational opportunities and the most appropriate accommodations available for students with disabilities.   

Resources in Response to Coronavirus

General UMass Information Website related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Psychological Tips for Managing Coronavirus Concerns from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, UMass Amherst

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Sciences Administration)

Disruption-Resilient Instruction from the Office of the Provost UMass Amherst

Additional Readings (updated weekly)

Cavanagh, Sarah Rose. “How I’m Spending my Pandemic Summer Vacation.”

DeRosa, Robin. “Values-Center Instructional Planning.”

Pedagogies of Care offers practical and engaging advice on online teaching on a variety of topics, keeping in mind accessibility, inclusion, design, teaching, collaborative practices, assessment, and more. The website links to books, audiobooks, articles, videos, etc.

Darby, Flower. “5 Ways to Connect with Online Students.”

Darby, Flower. "6 Quick Ways to Be More Inclusive in a Virtual Classroom."

Matthews, Maximillian. “Centering Students’ Needs.”           

Updated July 28, 2020

Past Resource Materials for Students and Instructors

Fall 2020 Instructor Job Information

Gen Ed Course Instructor Job Description        RAP Seminar Instructor Job Description

“What I like most about this RAP course is the instructor's enthusiasm on the subject and his clear understanding of the subject matter. I also like how he facilitates natural, meaningful discussions and I always feel like I can contribute my thoughts and ideas confidently..”       -Fall 2017 student

Information for RAP Instructors