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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.

Thank You for a Great TEACHxWSU 2023

The second annual conference was recently held October 20, 2023, and was focused on developing strategies for teaching that promote equity and inclusion.

Our goals are 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.

The WSU Teaching Academy maintains a membership directory of faculty who have wide-ranging expertise in teaching-related areas. We offer regular grants and awards to WSU faculty. We collaborate with other campus efforts to support and improve teaching and learning.

Thanks for a Great TEACHxWSU 2022

The inaugural, annual conference on October 21, 2022 was focused on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Teaching Excellence in the News

WSU Teaching Academy Recognizes Nine Faculty with Four types of Awards

The Washington State University Teaching Academy has presented awards to faculty members systemwide who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship this year. “We value the accomplishments of this year’s awardees as educators, scholars, and role models for others,” said Kara Whitman, academy chair. “They have gone above and beyond, and it is an honor for the academy to recognize their efforts.”

WSU Teaching Academy Award Applications Open Through March 22

The Washington State University Teaching Academy has opened online applications for three annual awards in support of great teaching and learning systemwide, said Nicholas Cerruti, member and grants and awards committee chair. “The deadline is March 22, giving adequate time for teachers at every campus to evaluate each award and submit the required materials to be considered,” he said. The award recipients will be celebrated at an awards ceremony April 11.

TEACHxWSU 2023 Registration Open for Oct. 20 Events

Washington State University faculty and teaching staff and graduate students are invited to register by Mon. Oct. 9 for the second annual TEACHxWSU set for Friday, Oct. 20, with the theme of “Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education.” A morning keynote address and several afternoon sessions are offered in-person at WSU Pullman as well as virtually for participants systemwide. “We welcome educators across the WSU system to come together at TEACHxWSU to learn about the latest information available from our guest speakers and session leaders,” said Kara Whitman, chair of the WSU Teaching Academy.

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