ETE Vision & Mission


The Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence (ETE) will be an essential resource for USU instructors to consult when researching and determining how to develop teaching excellence. ETE will facilitate collaboration and research between instructors from different disciplines, role statements, and campuses to more fully engrain a culture of teaching excellence in all instruction occurring at the institution. All of the events, programs, and publications facilitated by ETE will culminate in increased student success, encouraging the intellectual and personal development of students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence (ETE) is to elevate and promote a culture of teaching excellence that leads to deeper student learning. We aim to foster this culture of teaching excellence across all campuses and regardless of the role statement instructors are assigned. To accomplish this mission, ETE provides events, programs, and publications that: 

  • Engage USU instructors in evidence-based teaching practices and scholarship
  • Encourage reflective pedagogical practices
  • Support instructors in developing student-centered approaches to teaching
  • Connect instructors across disciplines, role statements, and campuses to collaborate toward the common goal of teaching excellence
  • Provide feedback to instructors about their teaching practices and potential areas for improvement from both colleagues and students
  • Cultivate opportunities and resources for instructors to contribute to current scholarship on teaching and learning
  • Foster more inclusive educational environments and the active mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds