The Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops and Community of Scholars (cCWCS) has its origins in the Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences (CWCS). For the last ten years, CWCS has offered a series of topical workshops for college and university faculty, and for others involved in the instruction of undergraduates. Over the years, the program expanded to include reunion symposia at national and regional meetings, and nationwide communities of participants began to emerge.
So what will cCWCS offer? Well, besides continuing the popular annual workshop series, there will be a number of initiatives to build communities of instructional faculty. These include online communities, implementation grants to help workshop participants bring about curriculum reform at their own institution, and dissemination grants to help spread the use of good pedagogy even further.
Welcome to cCWCS!