The Instructional Design, Engagement, & Support (IDEAS) group assists UMass Amherst faculty, instructors, and TAs with instructional, pedagogical, and technological service support.
Flexibility Meets Accessibility
As the needs and wants of students of all ages and life experiences have shifted over time, UMass Amherst has been dedicated to providing a superior education that works for everyone since we offered our first undergraduate degree completion program in 1971.
University Without Walls provides you with the flexible education you need to balance work, school, and your personal life by offering a range of programs to help you finish your bachelor’s degree, kickstart a new career, or become a leader in your existing field.
With UWW, you’ll find a variety of accessible and adaptable formats and schedules that allow you to continue your lifelong learning journey, from fully online programs to field-based training. While many of our students come from Massachusetts and the New England region, we provide the same excellent academic and student experience to students all over the world.
Whether you’re a working professional, a career-changer, or a high school student looking for a summer college experience, and whether you take classes with us online, in person, or a little bit of both, UWW is here to make sure you get the support you need throughout your life-changing UMass education.
Learn From and With the Best
UMass Amherst is a top-ranked public institution with excellence in academics that challenges and empowers you to excel. The education you receive through UWW will be on par with the rigorous academic standards of the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, recognized worldwide for our bright students, excellent value, and top-notch research.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools in the six New England states.