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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

E-Learning Workshop

May 22-24

E-Learning Workshop 

This three-day event provides a hands-on deep dive into the teaching tools and methodologies of online, broadcast, blended, and flipped instruction.

The lunches and the company are great, but enrollment is capped at 30, so watch for registration announcements and register early.

Distance Education Building

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Aug 14

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.

10 am - 4 pm | AGRS 101

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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.
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Affiliated Events


May 15-19Mobile Summer Institute on Undergraduate STEM Education

Using a train-the-trainer model, the Mobile Summer Institutes will provide the expertise for USU departments to offer our own local summer institutes for continued training of current and future faculty in years to come.

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ETE Twitter Feed 

Past Events

Empowering Teaching Execellence Conference Image

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.