After a competitive application process, the Utah State University Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence Committee for Scholar Awards has announced its 2020 cohort of scholars.
AIS is committed to student success by working across the USU System—serving and supporting faculty, staff, and students wherever they are located—to advance USU’s capacity and reputation to build, deliver, and support academic excellence (teaching and learning), with a focus on quality, accessibility, and innovation. AIS supports a student’s journey, from their first point of contact with USU and forward, helping them achieve their higher education goals.
AIS staff are experts in their professional fields, assisting the university to achieve enrollment, student, and academic support success.
Enrollment Management Success
Recruits, admits, and enrolls students who are the best fit for USU.
Makes higher education financially possible by navigating federal financial aid, such as grants, loans, and work-study.
Supports university instructors and administrators to create and maintain high-quality learning environments, and produces eLearning courseware.
Assists in registration support, ensures accurate assessment and collection of tuition and fees, and maintains academic records.
Concurrent Enrollment & Continuing Education
Administers USU’s statewide concurrent enrollment program, continuing education courses, as well as summer semester planning.
Provides an optimal online education to students by organizing course development, assessment, recruiting, and enrollment.
Provides Scholarship opportunities for incoming freshman, transfer students, undergrad and grad students, and outside of USU.
Student Achievement Collaborative
The Student Achievement Collaborative is a joint effort by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost and Academic & Instructional Services to focus on the success of all students at Utah State University. A total of five Utah State University Offices make up this collaborative.
Provide Organizational & Shared Resources
Develop Innovative Strategies
Focus on Retention & Completion
Student Orientation & Transition
Provides all necessary support to ensure students transition to USU successfully.
Student Retention & Completion
Creates and offers campus leadership reliable data and student-focused programs to help students thrive academically, socially, and personally.
Student Academic Support
Offers students tips, resouces, and direct academic support so that students can fulfill their academic potential.
Student Support Services
Seeks to support disadvantaged students who have potential to meet the challenges of higher education by strengthening and developing their academic and self-management skills.
Helps students explore majors and careers, obtain a student job or internship, take tests and prepare for grad school, and suceed in lauching their career.
University and Exploratory Advising
Provides major exploration, academic advisor training, peer advising, and associate degree support.
Academic Media Production
Provides USU instructors with the resources and professional staff they need to produce engaging, effective educational videos such as in-class lecture recording, documenting complex demonstrations, and high-quality voice overs.
Empowering Teaching Excellence
The Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence 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.
Teaching & Learning Technologies
Explores, develops, and supports innovations in the classroom and eLearning environments, building and maintaining USU’s teaching and learning ecosystem.
Academic Testing Services
Assists students and faculty through online materials and a testing system committed to the highest standard of academic integrity.
Center for Innovative Design & Instruction
Supports university instructors and administrators to create and maintain high-quality learning environments and produces eLearning courseware.
Designs, installs, and maintains all Internet Video Conference (IVC) classrooms and conference rooms throughout the USU System.
Disability Resource Center
Works with individuals, faculty, and staff to ensure students with disabilities can fully participate in university programs, services, and activities.