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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:

  • Brings together instructors from across the USU system to showcase and share evidence-based teaching practices.
  • Provides training, grant, and recognition opportunities for instructors to further encourage teaching innovation and improvement.
  • Connects instructors with helpful resources and mentors.


Upcoming Event

ETE Seminar: Dr. Idalis Villanueva

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 3:30-5pm | HH 270 Logan Campus and broadcast Statewide

Uncovering Issues in STEM Education through Hidden Curriculum

What is the hidden curriculum? We understand that “the hidden curriculum consists of the ‘norms, values, and expectations’ that govern interactions among students, faculty, staff and administrators,” and the hidden curriculum poses particular challenges for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students (Insider Higher Ed, 2014) especially in STEM fields. Join this discussion considering how we can identify diversity issues by acknowledging hidden curriculum and address inclusiveness in the classroom.

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Contact Us

Travis N Thurston 
ETE Coordinator

Erin Wadsworth-Anderson
Instructional Designer