Office for Faculty Development

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.

Large Enrollment Resources

This page provides resources for faculty and teaching assistants for courses that enroll 70 or mores students. Some more resources about large enrollment courses:

Textbook Affordability

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.

Educational Technology

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.