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 focuses on 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

  • Radhakrishna Dasari (Computer Science)
  • Britt Holmen (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
  • Zachary Ballard (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Laura Marthaler (Mathematics)
  • Richard Single (Statistics)
  • Eva-Marie Cosoroaba (Electrical & Biomedical Engineering)
  • Priyantha Wijesinghe (Civil & Environmental Engineering, co-Chair)
  • Courtney D Giles (Civil & Environmental Engineering, co-Chair)

Upcoming Events!

  • CEMS Second Annual Pedagogy Workshop and Award Ceremony: January 26th and 27th with Dr. Mike Prince, a faculty fellow and co-director of the NETI (National Effective Teaching Institute). Registration and info here.
  • Gradescope Spring Workshops: Delivering and Grading Assessments Remotely with Gradescope. January 14 and 19. Register and reserve your spot here Instructors are welcome to invite their TAs. 
  • Top Hat Webinars for CEMS Faculty. Learn how to incorporate Top Hat in face-to-face and/or remote teaching, both in synchronous and/or asynchronous settings. Registration links for January 12 and January 15, 2021. 

CTL is offering several helpful workshops in the weeks leading up to the semester:

Stay connected with your colleagues on the CEMS TEACH Team!

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

Questions about technical issues or licensing? Email Ian Davis.