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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. 12, 2019 |  9:00am - 4:00pm | Logan Campus | LSB 231
Foundations of USU Teaching

The day's agenda will include:

  • Morning: Mission and vision of the USU undergraduate degree and learning outcomes.
  • Mid-Morning: Focus will be placed on intentionality in preparing and facilitating courses, information about USU student demographics, and a free lunch.
  • Afternoon: A brief session on effective teaching practices, followed by hands-on breakout sessions on areas of practical interest, including using Canvas, course planning structure, library resources, and creating usable and accessible content. The day will close with opportunities to enroll in the ETE10 program, and schedule course planning consultations.

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!

Workshop Schedule

General Sessions 
8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Check-In 
Life Sciences Building - LSB 231 (view map)
9:00 – 9:05am Welcoming Remarks
Travis Thurston
Empowering Teaching Excellence Coordinator, Academic and Instructional Services
9:05 – 9:55am

Understanding the USU Degree
Harrison Kleiner
Associate Vice Provost for General Education, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

10:00  10:15am Break
10:15  11:30am Intentional Course Planning
Mitchell Colver
Founding Manager & Senior Data Analyst,
Center for Student Analytics
11:30  11:55am Student Demographics
Heidi Kesler
Director of Student Retention, Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
12:00  1:00pm  Lunch, Enroll in a Learning Circle
1:00  1:40pm Principles of Effective Teaching
Mark Damen
Professor, Department of History
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 (LSB)
Elisa Taylor, Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction

Structuring Your Course with Canvas (LSB)
Neal Legler, Director, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction

Library Services & OER for Your Classroom (LSB)
Teagan Eastman, Online Learning Librarian, Merrill-Cazier Library

Providing Usable & Accessible Course Content (LSB)
Christopher Phillips, EIT Accessiblity Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
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
Jennifer 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, 
Disability Resource Center
Travis Thurston
ETE Coordinator, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction

ETE Conference

Remember to register for the ETE Conference

Wed, Aug 14, 2019
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