ETE10 Pathways

ETE10 is aligned with the mission statement of Utah State University "by fostering the principle that academics comes first" and to the mission of Empowering Teaching Excellence program "to elevate and promote our culture of teaching excellence" here at USU. This voluntary program sponsored by Academic and Instructional Services (AIS) is designed for tenure track and non-tenure track faculty, lecturers, clinical faculty, professional practice faculty, adjunct instructors, concurrent enrollment, and graduate instructors.

Participants in the ETE 10 program earn digital badges, or microcredentials, designed in a three-tiered framework based on documentation of teaching improvement activities, and can earn two culminating certificates. These certificates can be used as evidence of ones teaching improvement and dedication to student success. 

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How it Works

ETE10 is designed to promote continued instructor development through workshops, seminars, conferences, and one-on-one consultations. The "Plan Teaching Excellence Pathway" badge is where instructors sit down with an ETE Administrator and map out their instructor development in ETE10. This assignment identifies an instructor's goals and interests along with the most suited track and recommended events/assignments to complete their certificate.

Each Certificate and each track on the Pathway have certain badges that are required. During your "Plan Your Teaching Excellence Pathway" meeting the ETE Administrator will review these badges and help you make a plan for completing them. However, it will be your responsibility to know and complete these badges to earn your Certificate. You can review what badges are required by going to the ETE 10 Pathways page. During your "Plan Your Teaching Excellence Pathway" meeting, you and an ETE Administrator talked about your professional development goals as an instructor. During that meeting, the ETE Administrator pointed out several badges that suited the goals you set out for yourself. These things may have include CIDI Workshops, ETE Learning Circles, Peer Review, Teaching Podcasts, and many more. You can explore professional development opportunities available to you through USU on the ETE Website (Links to an external site.). You can also get a full list of professional development badges offered through the course by accessing the Grade book.

The ETE10 program is designed for instructions to earn digital badges or micro-credentials, in a three-tiered framework documenting the Instructor's teaching improvement activities. Once you've participated in a professional development activity you must decide if your participation warrants an engage, implement or contribute tier badge. Many professional development activities have a badge for all these tiers, however, depending on how you participated in the activity will determine what badge you qualify for. Once you've submitted a badge, it needs to be review by a member of the ETE team. Once ETE checks to make sure all the criteria for the badge are met, the badge will be awarded and can be viewed in your "Pathways" tab. Sometimes a badge is missing some of the criteria or a reflection needs further information. If you don't receive a badge or there is a delay in grading, check the submission comments for ETE feedback.

While badges can be awarded at any time during the academic year, certificates are the only award at the ETE Conference every August. All badges must be submitted by July 31st to be considered towards receiving your certificate that August. If you have earned your certificate - Explore College Teaching, Teaching Scholar, Master Teaching - you will be contacted before the August ETE Conference. This e-mail will include a digital copy of the certificate, a letter of completion, and will be copied to your department head. At the Conference, certificate receipts will be honored and given their physical certificates.

Certificates

The ETE10 Teaching Scholar Certificate and Master Teaching Certificates are the culminating credentials in the ETE10 program. A total of 10 ETE badges must be earned from each of the three tiers (Engage, Implement, and Contribute) to stack toward a certificate.

Explore College Teaching Certificate

This certificate was created by and for graduate students. This certificate requires 5 engage tier badges and feeds directly into the Teaching Scholar Pathway if the graduate student desires to move forward further with thier instructor professional development

Teaching Scholar Certificate

The first certificate is earned by earning 10 badges (6 engage, 3 implement, 1 contribute badges) along with completing one of five tracks avaiable on the Teaching Scholar Pathway.

Master Teacher Certificate

This certificate is earned after an instructor completes the Teaching Scholar Certificate. 10 more badges are needed (4 engage, 3 implement, 3 contribute badges) along with completing EITHER the "ETE Conference - 1st (Contribute)" or the "Journal on Empowering Teaching Excllence (Contribute)" badges

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Engage Badge Requirements

Attend an ETE event or complete the course and submit a reflection

Engage Badges

  • Individualized CIDI Consultation
  • CIDI Workshops
  • eLearnX Workshops
  • ETE Affiliated Events and Workshops
  • ETE Conferences
  • Teaching Podcasts
  • ETE Seminar Series
  • Graduate Training Series
  • Learning Circles
  • OER Workshops or Webinars
  • ETE Sparkshops
  • Teaching Workshops or Conferences Off-Campus
  • Other Teaching Workshops or Events on Campus
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Implement Badges

Add a new technique to a course discovered from event attendance or develop or redevelop an online course that passes a quality rubric evaluation or receive and complete the specifications for an AIS grant and submit a reflection.

  • SoTL Fellows
  • Individualized CIDI Consultation
  • CIDI Workshops
  • eLearnX Workshops
  • ETE Affiliated Events and Workshops
  • ETE Conferences
  • Teaching Podcasts
  • ETE Seminar Series
  • Graduate Training Series
  • Learning Circles
  • OER Workshops or Webinars
  • ETE Sparkshops
  • Teaching Workshops or Conferences Off-Campus
  • Other Teaching Workshops or Events on Campus
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Contribute Badges

Lead or present at an event and share applicable materials or serve a two-year term on the ETE Faculty Committee or publish an article in the Journal of Empowering Teaching Excellence or create an open educational resource or provide a peer review of a course.

  • eLearnX Workshops
  • ETE Affiliated Events and Workshops
  • ETE Conferences
  • ETE Faculty Committee
  • "VITAL" Teaching Portfolio Workshop
  • ETE Seminar Series
  • Foundations of USU Teaching
  • Journal of Empowering Teaching Excellence Articles
  • ETE Learning Circles
  • Peer Review Course Evaluations
  • ETE Sparkshops
  • Teaching Workshops or Conferences Off-Campus
  • Other Teaching Workshops or Events on Campus
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Certificates

The ETE10 Teaching Scholar Certificate and Master Teaching Certificates are the culminating credentials in the ETE10 program. A total of 10 ETE badges must be earned from each of the three tiers (Engage, Implement, and Contribute) to stack toward a certificate.

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