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

Find out more about the WSU President’s 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

  • 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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  • The official WSU logo. WSU President’s Teaching Academy Opens May Applications for Two New Faculty Awards

    The WSU President’s Teaching Academy has set May application deadlines for two new awards recognizing faculty efforts—the Outstanding Publication in the Scholarship of Teaching in Higher Education Award and the Teaching Conference Registration Award. “The Teaching Academy strives to elevate excellence in teaching and learning throughout WSU, and in line with that, we established these awards this year to acknowledge those who have recently published and to also support the professional development of faculty,” said Joy Egbert, academy chair.

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  • WSU Accepts Smith Teaching and Learning Grant Applications through March 15

    Washington State University faculty with innovative ideas to enhance teaching and learning are encouraged to apply by March 15, 2021 for a Smith Teaching and Learning Grant of up to $5,000, announced Mary F. Wack, vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement. There are two focus areas of this year’s awards: increasing course completion and student progress by reducing high C-DFW rates and redesigning large lecture courses for active student engagement in a flipped or hybrid course design.

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