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Empowering Teaching Excellence 10 

ETE 10 Pathways

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, adjunct instructors, 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.

View Certificates and 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 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."

Harrison Kleiner | Assistant Professor and Associate Vice Provost |  Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies | Logan

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!"

Jen Evers | Clinical Assistant Professor | Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology | Moab 

ETE10 Basics"The Empowering Teaching Excellence program has been an enormous help to my teaching and to my student’s learning. Relying on both national experts as well as our very own from USU, the sessions and trainings provided by ETE exposed me to new ideas and enabled me to interact with amazing educators. I have been particularly impressed by the focus on educating all students and making sure classes are designed intentionally with every student in mind. By being aware of my own weaknesses in some of these areas I have been able to rework my class structure and presentation style. These are truly crucial lessons for anyone interested in student success. Thanks to ETE for making this a reality."

John Ferguson | Senior Lecturer | Department of Management | Logan 

 



Teaching Scholar Certificate Recipients

2019

Lacee Boschetto
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Applied Sciences, Technology & Education


Tadd Colver
Lecturer
Math and Statistics


Jocelyn Cuthbert
PhD Candidate
Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences


Mike Dixon
Associate Professor
Management


John Ferguson
Senior Lecturer
Management


Julia Gossard
Assistant Professor
History


Jason Marshall
Lecturer
Criminal Justice


Matthew Meng
Assistant Professor
Marketing and Strategy


Piotr Runge
Lecturer
Math and Statistics


Mehmet Soyer
Visiting Assistant Professor
Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology


Idalis Villanueva
Assistant Professor
Engineering Education

2018

Moises Diaz
Assistant Professor
Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology


Mitchell Colver
Data Analyst SR
Academic & Instructional Services


Jessica Habashi
Senior Lecturer
Biology


Christopher J. Hartwell
Assistant Professor
Management Department


Mark larese-Casanova
Assistant Professor
Watershed Sciences


Michaelann Nelson
Assistant Professor
English

Elena Shvidko
Assistant Professor
Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies


Patrick Singleton
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering


Sarah Tulane
Faculty
Human Development and Family Studies


Erin Wadsworth-Anderson
Instructional Designer
Center for Innovative Design and Instruction


Andreas Wesemann
Professional Practice Assistant Professor
Aviation Technology

2017

Jenifer Evers
Clinical Assistant Professor
Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Department


Harrison Kleiner
Associate Vice Provost and Assistant Professor
Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies


Susan Neel
Associate Professor
History


Thayne Sweeten
Senior Lecturer

Biology

Master Teacher Certificate Recipients

2019

Mehmet Soyer
Visiting Assistant Professor
Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology


John Ferguson
Senior Lecturer
Management

Jocelyn CuthbertJocelyn Cuthbert
PhD Student
Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences


Erin Wadsworth-AndersonErin Wadsworth-Anderson
Instructional Designer
Center for Innovative Design and Instruction

2018

Moises Diaz
Assistant Professor
Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology


Mitchell Colver
Data Analyst SR
Academic & Instructional Services


Jenifer Evers
Clinical Assistant Professor
Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Department


Jessica Habashi
Senior Lecturer
Biology

Susan Neel 
Associate Professor
History


Elena Shvidko
Assistant Professor
Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies


Andreas Wesemann
Professional Practice Assistant Professor
Aviation Technology

2017

Harrison Kleiner
Associate Vice Provost and Assistant Professor
Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies

Thayne Sweeten
Senior Lecturer
Biology


 


Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with questions about the ETE 10 program, or other related ETE event and program information.

Dr. Travis N Thurston, PhD
Assistant Director of Empowering Teaching Excellence
Email: travis.thurston@usu.edu