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 Office of the Provost is designed for all instructors, regardless of role statement which includes faculty, lecturers, clinical faculty, professional practice faculty, adjunct instructors, concurrent enrollment, and graduate instructors.

Participants in the ETE10 program earn digital badges, or microcredentials, designed in a three-tiered framework based on documentation of teaching improvement activities, and can earn 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 Your Teaching Excellence Pathway" badge is where instructors sit down with an ETE team member 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/badges 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 team member will review these badges and help you make a plan for completing them. These things may have include CIDI Workshops, ETE Learning Circles, Peer Review, Teaching Podcasts, and many more. You can also get a full list of professional development badges offered through the course by accessing the "Submit a Badge" page. 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 Empower Teaching "ETE10 Pathways" page in the Canvas course.

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 "Badges" 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 only awarded at the ETE Conference in August. All badges and the ETE10 Certificate Application 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 for Student Success, 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 Explore College Teaching, Teaching Scholar, and Master Teaching Certificates are the culminating credentials in the ETE10 program. 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. To complete the Explore Certificate, graduate students will need to complete the Explore College Teaching track.

Teaching for Student Success Certificate

The supplemental certificate focused on exposing faculty to best practices to support student success and academic belonging as well as introducing faculty to the range of success supports available to faculty and students. This certificate is obtained by earning 5 badges (3 engage, 2 implement) including:

Introduction to Teaching for Student Success (Engage)

Introduction to Student Resources (Engage)

Plan Your Teaching Excellence Pathway (Engage)

and your choice of 2 implements from the recommended list in the Empower Teaching Canvas Course.

Teaching Scholar Certificate

The primary certificate is obtained by earning 10 badges (6 engage, 3 implement, 1 contribute badges) along with completing one of four tracks available on the Teaching Scholar Pathway.

Digital-Age Teaching track

Diversity Mentorship and Inclusive Teaching track

Evidence-Based Teaching track

Foundations of College Teaching track

Master Teacher Certificate

prerequisite: Teaching Scholar Certificate

The Master Teacher Certificate is structured to enhance instructor development by requiring participants to contribute to ETE's mission that "elevates and promotes our culture of teaching excellence." This secondary certificate is awarded by earning 10 more badges (4 engage, 3 implements, 3 contribute) including:

Either the ETE Conference - 1st (Contribute) OR the Journal on ETE (Contribute) badge, and

Either the SCOTs (Implement) OR the Peer Evaluation - Courses (Implement).

You can complete one of two tracks when earning your Master Teacher Certificate

Community-Engaged Teaching

Sustianable Teaching

Engage Badges

Participate in instructor professional development and submit a reflection

Engage Badges

  • Plan your Pathway
  • CIDI Individualized Consultation
  • CIDI Workshops
  • eLearnX Workshop
  • Springboard to Action Series
  • ETE Conference
  • Teaching Podcasts
  • Peer Evaluation - Courses
  • Graduate Training Series
  • Learning Circles
  • IDEA Consultation
  • ETE Sparkshops
  • Teaching Workshops or Conferences Off-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
  • CIDI Individualized Consultation
  • CIDI Workshops
  • eLearnX Workshop
  • Springboard to Action Series
  • ETE Conference
  • Teaching Podcasts
  • Peer Evaluation - Courses
  • Graduate Training Series
  • Learning Circles
  • IDEA Consultation
  • ETE Sparkshops
  • Teaching Workshops or Conferences Off-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 Workshop
  • ETE Affiliated Events and Workshops
  • ETE Conferences
  • ETE Faculty Committee
  • "VITAL" Teaching Portfolio Workshop
  • Peer Evaluation - Courses
  • Foundations of USU Teaching
  • Journal of Empowering Teaching Excellence Articles
  • Learning Circles
  • Springboard to Action Series
  • 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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