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Empowering Teaching Excellence 10 

Three images from ETE 10 Workshop

Welcome to ETE 10

ETE 10 is aligned with the mission statement of Utah State University "by fostering the principle that academics comes first" and to the mission of Empowering Teaching Excellence program "to elevate and promote our culture of teaching excellence" here at USU. This voluntary program sponsored by Academic and Instructional Services (AIS) is designed for tenure track and non-tenure track faculty, lecturers, clinical faculty, professional practice faculty, and graduate instructors.

Participants in the ETE 10 program earn digital badges, or microcredentials, designed in a three-tiered framework based on documentation of teaching improvement activities, and can earn two culminating certificates.

Next : About Badges

ETE10 Basics'Participating in the ETE 10 programs connects you to a community of colleagues who are passionate about teaching and learning.  The greatest benefit for me has been being exposed to such a wide range of excellent teaching practices and, perhaps more importantly, the chance to reflect on and grow in my own teaching philosophy and practice. The badges are a visible sign of my efforts to constantly improve my teaching, and the fact that they're useable in the tenure and promotion processes, was icing on the cake.'

ETE10 Basics'I have really benefitted professionally from participating in ETE 10. I have become more mindful about the process of learning new techniques/information, implementing them, and contributing to the larger knowledge base around teaching. I have learned so much from the valuable workshops and presentations (Engage) and my students and I have benefitted from the incorporation of learned skills and techniques (Implement). Participating in this program has really empowered me to become more creative in my approach to teaching and to utilize the resources available to me. ETE 10 has really validated my efforts to continue improving my teaching and gave me new understanding and insight into my teaching philosophy. It is an incredibly valuable experience that benefits educators and students alike!'