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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.

Get Ready for TEACHxWSU 2023

The second annual conference is scheduled for October 20, 2023 and will focus on developing strategies for teaching that promote equity and inclusion. Registration will open soon.

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

Limited copies available for fall Teaching Academy Book Club registrants

Free copies of the book, “Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Strategies for Teaching,” will be available to the first 50 online registrants for the second Teaching Academy Book Club starting this fall. The academy’s membership consists of select faculty across the Washington State University system who are committed to elevating excellence in teaching and learning. The book club is a top academy initiative.

Faculty Sought for 2023 College Access Summer Programs

Washington State University faculty and graduate students are invited to apply to teach in late June and July for Cougs Rise Summer Program and Dare to Dream. While the schedule and content of courses can be quite flexible, expertise in a field and enthusiasm for WSU and prospective and incoming first-year students is required. “The summer, temporary teachers will be essential members of the teams, and will play a vital role in introducing college-level academics to eager and diverse populations,” said Randall Bennett, director of College Access and Transition Programs, in the Office of Academic Engagement (OAE).

WSU Teaching Academy recognizes four faculty with three awards

The Teaching Academy at Washington State University presented three types of awards to four faculty in recognition of their impact on excellence in teaching and learning across the institution. “The accomplishments of these educators underscore our goal to promote a culture centered around excellence in teaching and the scholarship of teaching,” said Kara Whitman, academy chair. “We are pleased to recognize them with these awards.”

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