Students measure common water quality parameters in the Environmental Engineering Lab for the CE 254 Environmental Quantitative Analysis course.

Welcome to the CEMS TEaching ACtivity Hub (TEACH)!

TEACH is a platform for CEMS teachers, by CEMS teachers. It was created to support the College's mission to advance educational excellence and to support students through improved learning experiences. 

  • Join the CEMS TEACH Team! Contribute to ongoing discussions, receive important updates and reminders, ask questions, and celebrate the educational legacy of our instructors.
  • EVENTS Learn about past and upcoming events and other relevant training opportunities.
  • RESOURCES Find useful information on innovative teaching practices, instructional research, and remote instruction.
  • SUBMIT FEEDBACK Share your experience and any ideas that might be of interest to others in the CEMS community.

While TEACH focuses on programs within CEMS, we welcome collaboration and inspiration from others in the wider UVM community and beyond!



TEACH is supported by the CEMS Pedagogical Innovation Committee, whose mission is comprised of three key elements:

  1. Community: Creating opportunities to connect with colleagues across disciplines and exchange ideas on best teaching practices.
  2. Innovation: Developing and disseminating pedagogical resources, tailored to the needs of CEMS faculty and students.
  3. Reflection: Regular assessment of teaching practices and student learning outcomes to better-inform curricular decisions and programs within CEMS.

Pedagogical Innovation Committee

Current Members

  • Open position, Computer Science
  • Ken Burkman, Mechanical Engineering
  • Open position, Mathematics
  • Richard Single, Statistics
  • Open position, Electrical & Biomedical Engineering
  • Open position, Physics
  • Priyantha Wijesinghe, Civil & Environmental Engineering, co-Chair
  • Courtney D Giles, Civil & Environmental Engineering, co-Chair

Past Members

  • Radhakrishna Dasari, Computer Science
  • Eva-Marie Cosoroaba, Electrical & Biomedical Engineering
  • Britt Holmen, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Laura Marthaler, Mathematics
  • Sheila Weaver, Statistics

Spring 2022 Events!

  • CEMS Assessment Retreat Mon. 10 January and Weds 12 January 2022 REMOTE
  • Pedagogical Innovation Committee Spring Meeting 1 3 February 2022, 11:40-12:55 REMOTE
  • Pedagogical Innovation Committee Spring Meeting 2 3 March 2022, 11:40-12:55 REMOTE
  • TEACH: Panel Discussion with Kroepsch-Maurice Award Recipients 17 March 2022, 11:40-12:55 Votey 303 and REMOTE
  • Pedagogical Innovation Committee Spring Meeting 3 31 March 2022, 11:40-12:55 REMOTE
  • TEACH: Faculty Round Table on Teaching Through a Pandemic 7 April 2022, 11:40-12:55 REMOTE
  • Pedagogical Innovation Committee Spring Meeting 4 28 April 2022, 11:40-12:55 REMOTE
  • CEMS Spring College-wide Retreat 18 May 2022, 9:30AM - 3:30PM Innovation E210

Spring 2022 Book Group: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 

  • Meeting 1 14 March 2022
  • Meeting 2 6 April 2022
  • Meeting 3 18 April 2022
  • Meeting 4 4 May 2022

Stay connected with your colleagues on the CEMS TEACH Team and CTL's Teaching Community Team!

Questions about CEMS TEACH? Email Courtney Giles or Priyantha Wijesinghe.

Questions about technical issues or licensing? Email