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WSU Teaching Academy: Elevating excellence in teaching and learning throughout Washington State University.

Find out more about the WSU Teaching Academy and how we advance the priority of teaching and learning in the mission and goals of WSU.

This is why we make it our goal to:

  • Promote a university culture that values, supports, and rewards excellence in teaching and the scholarship of teaching.
  • Drive implementation of academic goals that elevate the quality of educational program processes and outcomes and student achievement.
  • Support models of teaching and learning that foster deep and lasting understanding by learners.
  • Facilitate the creation of mindsets and practices of students and faculty that drive self-motivated life-long learning.

Teaching Excellence in the News

  • WSU Teaching Academy announces 2022 awards for five faculty

    Five faculty members received three types of awards from the Washington State University Teaching Academy, recognizing their impact on excellence in teaching and learning across the institution. “The committee was pleased to review many outstanding submissions for all of our awards this year,” said Samantha Gizerian, chair of the academy’s grants and awards committee. “Those chosen as recipients truly embody the depth and breadth of efforts and contributions made by our faculty.”

    Five faculty members received three types of awards from the Washington State University Teaching Academy, recognizing their impact on excellence in teaching and learning across the institution.

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  • The official WSU logo. First TEACHxWSU event set for Oct. 21 by WSU Teaching Academy

    The Washington State University Teaching Academy has set Fri., Oct 21 as the date of the inaugural, annual TEACHxWSU event for faculty and teaching assistants, focused this year on learning about and practicing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles in higher education. Formatted much like TEDx presentations, TEACHxWSU 2022 will feature in-person presentations on the WSU Pullman campus with live-streaming to remote participants. University of Hawaii at Manoa professor Kavita Rao will be the keynote speaker, and guest experts from WSU will also share their knowledge.

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  • Washington State University Cougars logo. Teaching Academy Launches New Award for Large-class Teaching Achievements

    Washington State University faculty who teach classes of 50 students or more can apply now for the new “Award for Excellence in Teaching a Large Class,” the WSU Teaching Academy said. The award celebrates achievement in teaching in one of the most difficult contexts—large class sections. It is the group’s third new award in two years, with the large-class teaching award joining the others for publications and conference attendance. All three have March 15, 2022 deadlines.

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