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.

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. A faculty liaison is available to you for consults and assistance with ed tech applications and services. The EdTech Blog at UMass Boston highlights faculty uses and innovations with educational technologies as well as issues of pedagogy and technology.

Universal Design

Universal Design Workshop

On Tuesday, February 26th, Molly Boyle, Project Coordinator for the Equity and Excellence Project of the Institute for Community Inclusion facilitated a workshop on Universal Course Design for Faculty. View the PowerPoint here.

Universal Design and Accessible Presentations

For tips on how to make your presentations accessible and inclusive, see the Tip Sheet