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Center for Innovative Teaching

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Resources & Publications


Professor Vivian Zamel, Department of English, Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching acceptance speech, "Shall We Dance?"




As a resource for participants in the faculty seminars, as well as for faculty campus-wide, CIT has developed a library that includes an extensive collection of journal articles, books and videos.

In 2001, an edited volume, Achieving Against the Odds: How Academics Become Teachers of Diverse Students, which focused on the pedagogical challenges of teaching at UMass Boston, was published. This collection includes chapters by faculty who have been involved in CIT and thus demonstrates the ways in which CIT's work has contributed to the teaching and learning of these UMass Boston faculty members.

Human Architecture:

CIT board members and conference attendees have contributed to several issues of the journal Human Architecture. Below you will find links to the Table of Contents page for each issue from which you can access essays by CIT conference presenters.