Support Options and Sessions for Faculty

Individual Consultations 

Faculty may book an appointment with an Academic Technology Consultant here

The Center for Teaching and Learning is working with individual faculty and departments to plan for their specific pedagogical circumstances. Schedule a zoom or phone consultation with Dr. Riley Caldwell-O'Keefe or Dr. Sarah Bunnell and see our website for additional resources. 

Teaching and Learning Conversation and Community

The Academic Resource Team is with you during this challenging period. One way we are offering support for faculty is through a weekly zoom session in which we can decompress together and work in small groups to share successes, concerns, and problem-solve our teaching challenges. Bring your successes and challenges, big or small, and commune and problem-solve with us for 15 minutes or for the full hour.
  • Friday, April 10, 2 - 3pm (Jackie Alvarez, Director of the Counseling Center, will join the conversation.)
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2 - 3pm

We will continue to host these as long as there is a need and will add dates accordingly.

Strategies for Remote Learning: Online Quizzes, Exams, & Assignments with Moodle

Sessions for Faculty on Thursday, 4/9/20 at 1pm -OR- Friday 4/10/20 at 9:30 am

Academic Technology Services and the Center for Teaching & Learning invite faculty and instructional staff to a remote session on how to transition exams, quizzes and assignments to the online environment.

The session will cover strategies for designing assessments that allow students to meaningfully demonstrate their learning in this remote teaching context. We’ll demonstrate Moodle tools such as the Assignment and Quiz, and will have lots of time for Q&A and discussion.

Please click more to RSVP!


Supporting Students' Mental Health During Remote Learning

Tuesday, April 14th, 2 - 3:00 pm

Even while hearing that many students in many classes are fully engaged, there are many students who are not responding to emails, not completing assignments, and not showing up to or participating in class. We also know that in terms of stress there is an increase in substance abuse as well as domestic violence.

Do you have concerns about your students? Do you want to ask questions and discuss how to support them?
Join Jackie Alvarez (Director of the Counseling Center), Jessica Gifford (Associate Director of Mental Health), Angie Tissi-Gassoway (Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion), other Amherst College student affairs staff, and the CTL staff for a Q&A Session.

Please RSVP so that we can send you an email reminder with the zoom link but please attend the Zoom meeting even if you are unable to RSVP. In the meantime, check out Strategies for Supporting Your Students.

Learn Moodle with Self-Paced Courses

We have made available self-paced courses about Moodle for both faculty and students. Get started here.  

Open Education Resources for Online Teaching

Liberal Arts Teaching Remotely in Zoom (LACOL webinar recording and academic continuity resources)

Adapting Quickly to Teaching Online (webinar recording from Harvard Business Publishing Education)