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Foundations of USU Teaching

Foundations of USU Teaching is a cohort-based program for new instructor development. Those invited to participate in Foundations events include first-time faculty at USU who have a teaching responsibility. This includes tenure track, non-tenure track, lecturers, clinical faculty, and professional practice faculty. The inaugural event each year is the Foundations of USU Teaching workshop, hosted in August. 

Upcoming

1 Mon, Aug. 14, 9:00am - 4:00pm, AGRS 101 (Logan Campus)
Foundations of USU Teaching Workshop 

The day's agenda will include:

  • Morning: Information about USU student demographics, culture, course evaluations, and syllabus development.
  • Mid-Morning: Collaborative sessions and a free lunch, providing opportunities to exchange ideas with new and experienced instructors of similar disciplines
  • Afternoon: A brief session on effective teaching practices, followed by hands-on breakout sessions on areas of practical interest, including using Canvas, planning for testing and assessment, finding content resources, and further syllabus development. 

Plan to come away feeling validated about what you are already doing well, with new insights that will help you be an even better teacher. This opportunity only comes once!

 

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Workshop Schedule

Event
8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Check-In 
Agricultural Science Building - AGRS, Room 101 (view map)
9:00 – 9:05 Welcoming Remarks
John Louviere
Assistant Vice President & Executive Director, Academic and Instructional Services
9:05 – 9:45 IDEA Evaluations
Peter Crosby
Assessment Specialist, Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation

9:45 - 10:00 ETE 10 Faculty Development
Travis Thurston
Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction, Academic & Instructional Services
Erin Wadsworth-Anderson
Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction, Academic & Instructional Services

10:00 – 10:50 Student Demographics
John Mortensen
Assistant VP for Enrollment Services and Retention
Heidi Kesler
Director of Student Retention
10:50 - 11:00  Break
11:00 – 12:00 Understanding the USU Degree
Harrison Kleiner
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Matthew Sanders
Associate Professor and Associate Dean

12:00 - 1:00    Lunch, Enroll in a Learning Circle
1:00 – 1:40 12 Principles of Effective Teaching
Mark Damen
Professor, History Department
Neal Legler
Assistant Director, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Breakouts (select 2 of the available sessions, or select an individual consultation)
Session A, 1:50-2:30
Session B, 2:40-3:20 
Canvas Basics
Elisa Taylor, Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction

Intro to CIDI Labs Design Tools
Erin Wadsworth-Anderson, Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction


Learning Analytics & Student Engagement informing Course Design in Canvas
Kevin Reeve, Director
, Teaching & Learning Technology

Testing Center & Planning for Assessment
Kevin Shanley, Director of E-Learning, Academic and Instructional Services

OER & Library Services
Erin Davis, Library Coordinator of Regional Campuses & Elearning 

Writing a Syllabus 
(hands-on session to create and/or improve your syllabus)
Harrison Kleiner, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Individual Consultation
Neal Legler, Director, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Amy Carpenter, Senior 
Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Jenn Paskett, Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Christopher Phillips, Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
3:30 – 4:00 Complete Foundations of USU Teaching, ETE 10 Reflection
Travis Thurston
Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction

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