Empower Teaching

The Center for Empowering Teaching Excellence elevates and promotes our culture of teaching excellence across the statewide-system through events and programs that are open to all USU instructors, regardless of role statement or location.

What does ETE offer?

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Digital Badges & Development Programs

Join ETE's free Professional Development Pathway Program to document your teaching improvement and earn certification.


Professional Development Events

All USU instructors, irrespective of role, can engage in university-wide professional development events focused on current teaching and learning research to enhance instructional practices, with or without pursuing digital badges.

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Publications on Teaching and Learning

Improve your scholarly teaching through the Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, the Empower Teaching Open Access Book Series, and other repositories and resources on the scholarship of teaching and learning.


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