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Utah State University is Home to Excellent Teachers  

We're also known for the resources we provide to help teachers create effective and supportive learning environments. The Empowering Teaching Excellence program elevates and promotes our culture of teaching excellence through events and programs that are open to all USU instructors, regardless of role statement or location.

The ETE program is designed to

  • Bring together instructors from across the USU system to showcase and share best practices
  • Provide training, grant, and recognition opportunities for faculty to further encourage teaching innovation and improvement.
  • Put instructors in touch with helpful resources and mentors.

Upcoming Events

ETE Seminar

Aug 20

Faculty Seminar 

Let's FLIP It!
Engage Students, Improve Learning, and Enhance Faculty Success

Barbi Honeycutt, PhD, FLIP It Consulting
Adjunct Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

3:00 - 4:30 pm, HH 326  |  Broadcast to All Campuses

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ETE Seminar

Aug 20

Faculty Seminar 

Competency Based Education: Separating
Fact from Fiction

Matthew Pellish, Senior Director of Strategic Research and Education, Education Advisory Board

3:30 - 4:30 pm, LIB 154  |  Broadcast to All Campuses

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ETE Seminar

Aug 16

ETE Conference

Learn. Teach. Lead.

4th annual Empowering Teaching Excellence Conference at Utah State University. This event will energize and inspire you as you begin the next teaching year. Presentations are faculty submitted, faculty led, and focused on teaching innovations that have worked well right here at USU. Topics and presenters span multiple disciplines and delivery formats.

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View ETE Archives

ETE Archives

Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 Seminar Series Events

We are nearly finished with our Fall 2016 Seminar Series, featuring sessions by Harrison Kleiner, Matt Sanders, Norm Jones, Daniel McInerney, Guy Denton,  Garth Wilson, Rachel Walton, Jan Thornton, and Jose Bowen.

Revisit old favorites or see what you might have missed. Past topics include making better use of in-class time, working with native american populations, using rubrics, helping students identify the value of their higher education, and more.
View Past ETE Seminar Videos

Affiliated Events

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Feb 15Veterans 102 Training

Hands on training about working with students
from this unique population.

Student panel to share their experiences within the system, classroom, and during transition from military to student life in addition to case-studies on best practices for interacting with students. 

12:00 - 2:00 pm, TSC West Colony Room

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Past Events

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Several past Empowering events have been recorded and are available for viewing. Click the links below to see what has already been shared.

Faculty Seminar Series

Empowering Teaching Excellence Conference

The Empowering Teaching Excellence Conference occurs every August as teachers from the regional campuses, Eastern campuses, and Logan campus gather for departmental retreats. All instructors at USU are invited.