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CEMS TEACH events happen throughout the year. Take a look below at some news from recent events.



Past Events & Workshops

AY 2019-2020

11/21/2019 - Best Practices in Video and Screencasting (Howe 330) - Workshop Debrief 

2/27/2020 - iClicker & iClicker Cloud Workshop with Jennifer Garrett-Ostermiller at the Center for Teaching and Learning (Howe 330)

3/4/2020 - Gradescope Workshop with Priyantha Wijesinghe (Votey 107) 

3/20/2020 - iCONS Program Seminar with Scott Auerbach, Director of the iCONS Program at UMass Amherst (Innovation E102) - CANCELED

3/26/2020 - Incorporating Service Learning into Your Courses with Susan Munkres, Director of the Community Engaged Learning program at UVM (Perkins 003) - CANCELED 

5/13/2020 - CEMS Annual Pedagogy Workshop with Mike Prince from Bucknell University - Postponed to Spring 2021

TEACH Mixers - In addition to our scheduled workshops and seminars, we have added several 'TEACH Mixers' to the CEMS events calendar. The purpose of the 'Mixer' is to bring faculty together from across the College to discuss their teaching experiences and exchange ideas on what it means to be an effective teacher. TEACH Mixers are scheduled to occur during the CEMS+Physics+Chemistry coffee hour on the following dates: 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29  (3:00-3:30 PM, Innovation E100) - CANCELED


Preparation for Remote Instruction (March 2020)

• Multiple workshops were held on Monday (3/16) and Tuesday (3/17) to support faculty preparations for remote instruction.
• Drop-in Sessions: Wednesday (3/18) from 1-3 PM in Votey 229 and on MS Teams.
• Gradescope Webinars were held Tuesday (3/17) and Wednesday (3/18).

Other Activities

2019-20 Teaching Practices Survey

The CEMS Teaching Practices Survey was deployed on January 7 and closed January 24, 2020.
The purpose of the survey was to:
• Establish a baseline for existing teaching practices in CEMS
• Evaluate faculty interest in innovative and inclusive teaching methods
• Identify potential barriers to adoption
• Gather information on the various teaching technologies and platforms currently used in CEMS
Survey sections included Teaching Practices, Inclusive Teaching, Community, Pedagogical Interests, Teaching Technologies, and Demographic Information.
Survey responses (n=49) are currently under review (Last Updated: 03/11/2020).

Spring 2020 CEMS Remote Instruction Student Survey

  • Developed by the CEMS Pedagogical Innovation Committee with input from the CEMS Office of Student Services and the CEMS Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
  • Deployed April 27 through May 10 to gather information on students' experience following the transition to remote instruction in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Survey results were used to inform teaching practices and support services, beginning summer 2020.
  • In total, 303 responses were gathered from CEMS students, across years and programs.