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.

Thanks for a Great TEACHxWSU 2022

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

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.

Teaching Excellence in the News

Registration open for Oct. 21 TEACHxWSU event

September 7, 2022
All Washington State University instructional employees are invited to register for the first annual TEACHxWSU, set for 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Fri. Oct. 21, 2022. All faculty, graduate assistants, administrators, and staff are welcome to sign up to attend in-person at the Pullman M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom in the Compton Union Building or through live-stream to other sites. TEACHxWSU is hosted by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, with support from the Teaching Academy, Academic Outreach and Innovation, and the Access Center.

WSU Teaching Academy announces 2022 awards for five faculty

May 3, 2022
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.”

First TEACHxWSU event set for Oct. 21 by WSU Teaching Academy

May 3, 2022
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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