The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching supports UMass Lowell faculty throughout their careers to create engaging and inclusive learning environments for their students. We invite faculty members to explore new pedagogical and technological approaches in their pursuit of teaching excellence. We partner with faculty to foster a culture of reflective teaching and to cultivate a supportive community of scholars through collaboration and informed conversation about teaching.
Advisory Working Group
- Alice Frye - Faculty Fellow, Assessment
- Kevin Petersen - Faculty Fellow, Core Curriculum Coordinator
- Michelle Scribner-MacLean - Faculty Fellow, Peer Observation Project
- Phitsamay Uy - Faculty Fellow, Culturally Inclusive Pedagogy
- Naomi Wernick - Faculty Fellow, Teaching & Learning Collaborative
- David Willis - Faculty Fellow, Teaching & Learning Collaborative
Faculty in Residence
- Marlowe Miller - Inaugural Faculty in Residence (FIR) - May 2022 - April 2024.
Marlowe Miller is leading CELT's 2022-2023 Contemplative Pedagogy mini-grant cohort of fifteen faculty members who are studying, practicing and incorporating contemplative pedagogy practices into their courses to support each other and future faculty members who are interested in expanding contemplative pedagogy on campus.
Teaching and Learning Communities
- Inclusive Pedagogy
Phitsamay Uy is leading CELT's 2022-2023 Teaching and Learning Community on Inclusive Pedagogy. The multi-disciplinary cohort of fifteen faculty members meet monthly during the academic year to examine their pedagogy and start to develop their culturally inclusive teaching practices to increase student engagement, cultivate positive identity development, and build skills in critical thinking, analysis and social awareness.
- Complex Problem Solving
David Willis is leading CELT's 2022-2023 Teaching and Learning Community on Complex Problem Solving. The learning community brings together a multi-disciplinary group of ten faculty members for the full academic year to research, discuss, learn about and develop a teaching, learning and assessment framework surrounding the topic of complex problem solving
- Julie Nash - Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
- Patrick Connell - Executive Director, Online Learning and Faculty Development, Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS), Email: patrick_Connell@uml.edu
- Paula Haines - Senior Director, Assessment & Accreditation
- Donna Mellen - Director of Academic Technology
- Shaima Ragab - Director of Faculty Success