Innovative Teaching Practices

From the Amherst College Classroom

Amherst faculty engage in a wide range of pedagogical practices to build community, clearly communicate course expectations, evaluate and provide meaningful feedback on student work, and engage students in their courses. On the following pages, you’ll find a range of examples of the kinds of innovative practices faculty employ to meet their teaching goals.

Teaching Goals

Rhonda Cobham-Sander advising student

Teaching Strategies by Faculty Member

Faculty use a variety of pedagogical strategies in new and creative ways, whether teaching in person or remotely, to support student learning and engagement. Click here to browse by faculty member and/or teaching strategy.

Additional Resources: Teaching with Technology

student with computer

Teaching and Learning with Technology at Amherst

To see examples of faculty projects highlighting the use of technological tools to support their teaching, visit the Teaching & Learning with Technology at Amherst: A Collection of Faculty Projects website, hosted by Academic Technology Services. The website serves as a resource for those who want to learn more about initiatives that involve digital pedagogy. This platform showcases effective digital pedagogy strategies among Amherst faculty, highlights the results of their efforts, and promotes a Community of Practice (CoP).