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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

  • A meeting of the Teaching Academy's virtual book club. Teaching Academy Book Club Tackles Topics of Equity and Social Justice

    At Washington State University, 60 faculty from across the university are reading a shared book and engaging in group discussions surrounding equity and social justice that will impact their students and courses across the university. Hosted by the WSU Teaching Academy, a university-wide organization of teaching experts, the group’s first official book club is examining Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation. The chosen book is also the 2021-22 common reading book, used in dozens of courses taken by first-year and other students across all disciplines.

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  • Five Faculty Receive Inaugural Awards from WSU President’s Teaching Academy

    The Washington State University President’s Teaching Academy has named five faculty members from five colleges as inaugural recipients of two prestigious awards. Three received the Outstanding Publication in the Scholarship of Teaching in Higher Education Award, and two the Teaching Conference Registration Award. “These awards recognize and celebrate the high accomplishments of WSU instructors and also support their professional development,” said Joy Egbert, academy chair.

    A trophy symbolizing awards from the WSU President's Teaching Academy. PULLMAN, Wash.—The Washington State University President’s Teaching Academy has … » More …

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  • Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation. Edited by John Freeman; includes stories, essays, and poems written by Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, and many more. May 3 Book Request Deadline: Teaching Academy Book Club Using New Common Reading

    The WSU President’s Teaching Academy will be joining the WSU Common Reading Program for the 2021-2022 academic year by supporting a book club for faculty to read Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation edited by John Freeman. Our goal is to consider how the text can be applied to our classrooms and used to encourage our students’ engagement with topics related to social equity. We invite faculty at all ranks on all campuses to join!

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