Teaching, Learning & Technology
Center for Innovative Teaching (CIT)
OFD works collaboratively with the Center for Innovative Teaching and departments and colleges to support a university culture that values teaching. CIT's ongoing work includes faculty development seminars, public forums, student-faculty dialogues and conferences, faculty peer mentoring, and the promotion of scholarship on diversity, learning, and teaching.
Pedagogy Guide for Faculty Who Assign and Assess Writing
This short guide provides six effective teaching principles for faculty who assign and assess writing in their courses.
Teaching Linguistically-Diverse Learners: Approaches and Methods
Video recording of workshop facilitated by Professor Vivian Zamel, Director of Composition and English as a Second Language, and winner of the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011
Many students are finding it hard to afford textbooks. The Strategies for Affordable Textbooks factsheet lays out a range of strategies that faculty and students can use to ensure that students obtain the necessary materials for their courses.
University Conference on Teaching, Learning and Technology
Each year the OFD collaborates with the Healey Library, CAPS, CIT and Ed Tech/IT to host the annual teaching, learning & technology conference. Faculty are encouraged to both present and attend. The call for proposals comes out each March and the conference takes place each May.
OFD collaborates with IT and the Educational Technology to offer workshops, consultations, and an annual conference. The EdTech Blog at UMass Boston highlights faculty uses and innovations with educational technologies as well as issues of pedagogy and technology.