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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.

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.”

Teaching Academy inducts 32 new members

The Teaching Academy at Washington State University added 32 new members to its membership roster at its first induction ceremony since 2020. “The organization is made up of educators from every college and campus who provide advocacy, expertise, and the resources to enable faculty to engage students in transformative learning experiences and achieve academic success,” said Kara Whitman, academy chair. “We are very pleased that so many talented and qualified educators applied for membership this year.”

Nominations Open for Teaching Academy Membership

The Washington State University Teaching Academy is seeking nominations through March 22, 2023 for faculty from every college and campus to be members of the university’s premier organization dedicated to teaching excellence.  At this time, we invite applications from faculty who are committed to ideas, pedagogy, innovation, and service that will energize the Teaching Academy […]

Registration open for Oct. 21 TEACHxWSU event

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

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

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.