The provost, through departments, offices, and centers that report to her and through collaborations with entities outside the college, offers opportunities and resources to the faculty to support and enhance teaching and learning. Pedagogical experimentation is encouraged at Amherst, and new initiatives and programs regularly join ongoing programs. Learn more below.
Program for New Faculty
Opportunities that focus on pedagogy are a central part of the provost’s program to introduce new faculty to Amherst.
Celebrating Teaching: The Jeffrey B. Ferguson Memorial Teaching Prize
The Ferguson Prize is awarded annually to an Amherst faculty member who sees teaching as an art and vocation, engages in pedagogical innovation in their courses, has a significant impact in the individual's department or program and on the broader curriculum, helps students develop foundational skills in the finest liberal arts tradition, inspires students and colleagues alike to cultivate the life of the mind, and has had a lasting impact on students’ intellectual and personal development. Read more.