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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. 

Mon, Aug. 13, 2018 |  9:00am - 4:00pm 
Logan Campus | AGRS 101

Foundations of USU Teaching

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

General Sessions (AGRS 101)
8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Check-In 
Agricultural Sciences 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 – 9:25 Student Demographics
John Mortensen
Assistant VP for Enrollment Services and Retention, Vice President for Student Affairs
Heidi Kesler
Director of Student Retention, Vice President for Student Affairs
9:25 – 9:45 IDEA Evaluations
Peter Crosby
Assessment Specialist, 
Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation
9:45 - 10:00 USU Syllabus
Ed Reeve
Interim Vice Provost, Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost

10:00 - 10:15  Break
10:15 – 11:05 Intentional Course Planning
Mitchell Colver
Data Analyst, Academic & Instructional Services
11:05 – 12:00 Understanding the USU Degree
Harrison Kleiner
Assistant Professor, Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Department
12:00 - 1:00    Lunch, Enroll in a Learning Circle
1:00 – 1:40 Principles of Effective Teaching
Mark Damen
Professor, History Department
Neal Legler
Director,
Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Breakouts (select 2 of the available sessions)
Session A, 1:50-2:30
Session B, 2:40-3:20 
Canvas Basics (AGRS 135)
Elisa Taylor, Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction

Academic & Instructional Services (AGRS 137)
Neal Legler, Director, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Chris Dayley, Student Service Coordinator, Academic & Instructional Services

Library Services & OER for Your Classroom (AGRS 141)
Teagan Eastman, Online Learning Librarian, Merrill-Cazier Library
Jeff Hirschi, OER Coordinator, Merrill-Cazier Library

Providing Usable & Accessible Course Content (AGRS 101)
Christopher Phillips, EIT Accessiblity Coordinator
Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
General Sessions
3:30 – 4:00
ETE 10 Faculty Development
Travis Thurston
Senior Instructional Designer & ETE Coordinator, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Erin Wadsworth-Anderson
Instructional Designer, 
Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
4:00 – 4:30 Course Planning & Canvas Individual Consultation
Neal Legler
Director, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Erin Wadsworth-Anderson
Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Jenn Paskett
Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Amy Carpenter
Senior 
Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Elisa Taylor
Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Christopher Phillips
EIT Accessibility Coordinator, 
Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Travis Thurston
Senior Instructional Designer & ETE Coordinator, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction

ETE Conference

Remember to register for the ETE Conference

Wed, Aug 15, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Logan Campus 

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ETE 10

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.

Learn More About ETE 10