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, 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.
Thank you for participating in the ETE 10 program, in this program you will have the opportunity to earn badges and certificates as you are working to improve your teaching. These are awarded through the ETE 10 Canvas Course using Badgr (an online badging system). In Canvas, each badge is set up with it's own module. To apply for a badge, submit the assignment in the corresponding module. The certificates build on each other, first the Teaching Scholar Certificate then the Master Teacher Certificate. After you have been awarded the required badges, you will be awarded the corresponding certificate. See what badges and certificates are available below! Then look at the submission requirements in the canvas modules.
Professors are Talking
Participating in the ETE 10 programs connects you to a community of colleagues who are passionate about teaching and learning...
The greatest benefit for me has been being exposed to such a wide range of excellent teaching practices, and the chance to reflect on and grow in my own teaching philosophy and practice. The badges are a visible sign of my efforts to constantly improve my teaching, and the fact that they're useable in the tenure and promotion processes, was icing on the cake.
Assistant Professor and Associate Vice Provost
Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies, Logan
I have really benefitted professionally from participating in ETE 10. I have become more mindful about the process of learning...
new techniques/information, implementing them, and contributing to the larger knowledge base around teaching. I have learned so much from the valuable workshops and presentations (Engage) and my students and I have benefitted from the incorporation of learned skills and techniques (Implement). Participating in this program has really empowered me to become more creative in my approach to teaching and to utilize the resources available to me. ETE 10 has really validated my efforts to continue improving my teaching and gave me new understanding and insight into my teaching philosophy. It is an incredibly valuable experience that benefits educators and students alike!
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology, Moab
The Empowering Teaching Excellence program has been an enormous help to my teaching and to my student’s learning...
Relying on both national experts as well as our very own from USU, the sessions and trainings provided by ETE exposed me to new ideas and enabled me to interact with amazing educators. I have been particularly impressed by the focus on educating all students and making sure classes are designed intentionally with every student in mind. By being aware of my own weaknesses in some of these areas I have been able to rework my class structure and presentation style. These are truly crucial lessons for anyone interested in student success. Thanks to ETE for making this a reality.