Empowering Teaching Excellence

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keynote speakers (Viji Sathy & Kelly Hogan)

LOGAN, Utah More than 400 instructors from across Utah State University departments, colleges andcampusesparticipated in the eighth annual Empowering Teaching Excellence (ETE) conference, held virtually on Aug. 18. The conference was titled “Pedagogies of Care: Community, Research, and Mentorship.”

“It was great to see everyone from our teaching excellence community,” said Shelley Arnold, ETE instructional coordinator. “Although we meet at the start of a new academic year, for me the ETE Conference really is the culmination of all the collaborations learning circles, seminars and ETE events from the past year, where we can come together and share our insights to continue to build this amazing community.”

The keynote speakers at the conference were a pair of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professors: Viji Sathy and Kelly Hogan. The pair’s keynote session focused on teaching strategies that emphasized structured active learning to create more equitable classrooms and improve learning for all students. Overall, the conference presented more than 25 synchronous Zoom sessions and 12 pre-recorded sessions from more than 60 different presenters.

Participants included graduate student instructors, tenure track and non-tenure track faculty, and staff engaged in the work of teaching and learning at the university. The conference is an annual opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to come together to discuss relevant topics and create a community that can improve teaching and learning and build a culture of teaching excellence across the USU statewide system.

All sessions were recorded and are available for viewing on the ETE YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/EmpowerTeaching.



Marcus Jensen
News Coordinator
University Marketing and Communications


Shelley Arnold
ETE Instructional Coordinator
Empowering Teaching Excellence

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