Getting Started Teaching with GPS

Acknowledge your Teaching Assignment

Teaching assignments are made one year in advance.  Please confirm your teaching assignment each semester you teach by completing the form included on your teaching assignment email.

You will need to enter your 4-digit SiS class number  on the form.  We also ask that you provide us with an alternate email address and the best phone number to reach you.


A syllabus must be submitted to us as soon as possible, as well as distributed to students the first night of class.

You can find a sample syllabi at the following link:

Your syllabus needs to state your requirements clearly, and indicate the specific dates for class assignments and exams. Please make sure you update your syllabus with correct dates.

Submit Your Resume

A current resume/CV should be submitted by the first class meeting. You can email your document to

Email Accounts & University Credentials

All University faculty, staff and students are provided a University email account. Your University email account address and password are important credentials and you need these to access all University technology systems (e.g. SIS, Blackboard, UML Library).  For information on how to obtain an email account and University credentials, please see

Please note your UML email address is your official email address and all correspondence to faculty will be sent to your email address. For faculty teaching online, please use Blackboard Mail when corresponding with your students.

Classroom Technology

For more information concerning technology in the classroom, please visit the IT website at

Classroom Access and Facilities

For assistance with classroom access or facilities during regular business hours (8:30-5 pm), please contact:

  • Access services: 978-934-2800
  • Facilities: 978-934-2601

After 5 pm, please contact the UMass Lowell Police Department (UMLPD) non-emergency number:  978-934-2398 or x42398 if calling from an on-campus phone.

As always, emergencies should be called to the emergency line which is 978-934-4911 or x44-911 from an on-campus phone.

Make up classes

If you need to schedule a make-up class, please notify our office so we can confirm the meeting dates does not conflict with other classes your students may be enrolled in.  Please email with your class number and section, and date you plan to hold your make-up class so that we can confirm this.

Contact the Enrollment Services Team

The enrollment services team can help you with any questions you may have about your teaching assignment or contracts for teaching a course in GPS.  You can reach Susan Jones, Heidi Morin Steere and Beth Watterson using the email below.