2014 Education Week
Campus Education Week, August 18-22, 2014, Seek learning, even by study and also by faith D&C 88:118

“We ought to understand that we have espoused a system of religion that is calculated in its nature to increase within us wisdom and knowledge; . . . The whole idea of Mormonism is improvement—mentally, physically, morally, and spiritually.”

— Lorenzo Snow

Apply to Teach at Campus Education Week

Application Period for the 2015 Program:

July 1 to September 26, 2014 (for the August 17–21, 2015 program)

We are always pleased to receive applications that offer new perspectives and give variety to Brigham Young University Continuing Education programs. Before beginning the application process please read this page thoroughly.

To apply to teach at the 2015 Campus Education Week program we must receive the following items by September 26, 2014:

  1. Online Application (follow these Step by Step instructions after thoroughly reading this page).
  2. Titles and Outlines of Proposed Classes (submitted by email, you will receive instructions after you complete the online application),
  3. Video of One of Your Presentations (not required of BYU faculty). Please send the video to Campus Education Week, 169 Harman Continuing Education Building, BYU, Provo, UT 84602.

The application includes an ecclesiastical authorization and release. The release authorizes BYU to contact your ecclesiastical leader regarding employment eligibility. You also must indicate your acceptance to abide by the BYU Honor Code and the Dress and Grooming Standards.

The required video does not need to be a professional taping; we just need to observe your teaching style and how you approach your topic. Presentation skill, educational qualification, and professional experience are major considerations in our evaluation of prospective presenters.

All materials must arrive by September 26, 2014. Those that arrive late will be considered for the 2016 program. Program dates are August 17–21, 2015, and August 15–19, 2016.

As we review the faculty and curriculum needs for future programs, we will be happy to consider your application and proposed topics. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Faculty Qualifications
  • Educational and professional background and experience, sound preparation in proposed field/topic.
  • Teaching ability, communication skills, appearance, sincerity, attitude of sharing, and personal testimony.
  • Willingness to adhere to Education Week policy that prohibits promotion of any personal goods or services or any organization or its products.
  • Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Subject matter:
    • Timeliness, practicality, pertinence, and appropriateness of topic
    • Necessity of topic to balance the program or meet local requests
    • Clearance of titles and lecture outlines from the Church Correlation Committee.
Presentation Format

The standard format of classes for Campus Education Week has an instructor teaching four related lectures, one each day, Tuesday-Friday (a "series" of lectures). When applying to teach, please include a proposed series title (one that ties the 4 related lectures together) and separate class titles for each day's lecture. The lectures, while related, should each stand on their own. Students should not be required to hear other lectures in the series to understand the message of a single lecture. It is also inappropriate to include a lengthy review of preceding lectures when presenting/teaching the series. Class length is 55 minutes.

The following is a sample of a series title and corresponding classes. Submit a brief one-page outline for each class and list the main concepts or principles to be presented along with corresponding references (one or two references per concept or principle). The outlines for each class should be no more than a page in length (4 page maximum for a 4-lecture series).

Sample 4-Lecture Series

Series Title: Measuring Discipleship by the First Principles and Ordinances

1st Class: Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

Introduction: This class will be an in-depth study of faith—the first principle of the gospel—the foundation of all righteousness—a principle of both action and power. I will present ideas on how to develop and exercise greater faith in the Lord and enjoy more of the fruits of faith and gifts of the Spirit. The main points of the class are as follows:

  • Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the first principle of salvation (James E. Talmage, The House of the Lord, p.55-56; Bruce R. McConkie, DNTC, Vol.3, p. 212).
  • Faith: The principle of action and of power (Lectures on Faith 1:9, 13; Romans 1:16-17).
  • Through faith in Christ we can overcome the world (Revelation 3:21; D&C 11:30; D&C 76:51-53, 62).
  • Through faith in Christ we lay hold on every good gift (Moroni 10:30).
  • Etc.
  • (Outline abbreviated for space considerations)

2nd Class: Repentance

Lecture introduction and outline go here.

3rd Class: Baptism and Gift of the Holy Ghost

Lecture introduction and outline go here.

4th Class: Seeking Gifts of the Spirit

Lecture introduction and outline go here.

You may submit a maximum of two series proposals (four-lectures per series) with your application.

Wording Class Titles

Please note the following essential guidelines as you develop your series title and daily lecture titles:

  • Make sure your titles are descriptive of the content (but concise). Each title should be accompanied by a paragraph of description and an outline (bullet list) of the main concepts or principles to be presented (no more than one page per title or subtitle). Each concept or principle should have applicable references that support your content. Please give complete citations for any quotations.
  • If you have published materials or marketed audio/video DVDs or CDs, the titles of these materials should not be used as Education Week titles.
  • Be concise and to the point, but keep in mind that each title should reflect accurately what you intend to teach rather than being just an enticement.
  • If your titles are of a religious nature, consider as models the titles of presentations given at LDS General Conferences.
  • Please do not submit titles which are subject to misunderstanding or misinterpretation or which are speculative.
  • Avoid wording that implies that you have "secret" or "never-before-known" information, or that you have knowledge that is unavailable to the general populace.
  • Avoid dealing in absolutes. There is rarely a best, most important, or easy anything.
  • Titles which suggest a specific relationship with a single member of the Godhead are not appropriate.
  • Titles dwelling on the negative aspects of subjects, titles which encourage playing the devil's advocate, and titles which can lead to a disagreement among students are not appropriate.
  • When considering titles about subjects of a sacred nature, avoid a frivolous, joking, or sarcastic slant.
  • Be sensitive to men's and women's feelings and emotions; avoid wording that downplays the importance of either a man's or a woman's role.
  • BYU Continuing Education programs are not a forum to deal with controversial issues.