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Monday, August 12

Foundations of USU Teaching


This event will be specifically relevant to new faculty, instructors, and graduate student instructors new to teaching at USU. We will explore the mission and vision of the USU undergraduate degree and learning outcomes. Focus will be placed on intentionality in preparing and facilitating courses along with information about USU student demographics. Attendees will engage in hands-on breakout sessions on areas of practical interest, including using Canvas, course planning, creating usable content, access to library resources, and incorporating planetary thinking into the curriculum. A general session on effective teaching practices will be followed with opportunities to enroll in the ETE10 program, and schedule course planning consultations with an instructional designer. Presenters at this event, include:
Frank Galey, Executive Vice President and Provost
Harrison Kleiner, Associate Vice Provost
Mitchell Colver, Manager & Senior Data Analyst, Center for Student Analytics
and many other faculty and staff from Utah State University

8/12 at 9:00 am | Life Sciences Building | More Info

Wednesday, August 14

ETE Conference


We are excited to announce the 6th annual Empowering Teaching Excellence Conference at Utah State University. This event will energize and inspire you as you begin the next teaching year. Presentations are faculty submitted, faculty led, and focused on teaching innovations that have worked well right here at USU. Topics and presenters span multiple disciplines and delivery formats. Invitees include all who teach at USU, regardless of role statement or campus, including graduate student instructors and teaching assistants. Here are some things you can expect:

-Opportunities to network with other USU teachers.
-A chance to formally share your teaching ideas and innovations with others.
-Insightful breakout sessions.
-Graduate Student Instructor Track.
-Showcase examples of well-built instructional products.
-Staff on hand to help you with questions about Canvas and other tools.
-Updates on the latest improvements in educational technologies.
-A free lunch!

8/14 at 9:00 am | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Thursday, August 29

Getting Started in Canvas


Topics covered in this workshop include:

Signing In
Profile Settings
Notification Settings
Canvas Inbox
Creating Pages, Assignments and Announcements
Adding Calendar Items
Adding Student Groups

*Topics are subject to change based on experience of attendees and what is needed.

8/29 at 1:30 pm | More Info




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