What is the ACUE Course on Effective Teaching Practices?
The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Course in Effective Teaching Practices is designed for faculty who have completed the ALSI program, or one similar, and are interested in learning more about active learning practices designed to increase student success. This program consists of 25 one-hour online modules, covering five units of study:
- Designing an Effective Course and Class
- Establishing a Productive Work Environment
- Using Active Learning Techniques
- Promoting Higher Order Thinking
- Assessing to Inform Instructions and Promote Learning
In addition, participants will meet monthly with lunch provided by QEP.
During the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years, the Division of Academic Affairs (through the Reimagining the First Year program) sponsored the first ACUE cohorts of faculty members. During each of these two semesters, a diverse group of more than two dozen faculty members from across campus participated in the course, with encouraging, positive reviews of their experience.
What are the benefits?
By the end of the year-long program, ACUE participants will have the information necessary to implement teaching practices that promote student engagement, persistence, and academic success. By using a cohort-model for the program, a community is built where members can share their progress and challenges met while integrating educational best practices into their classrooms.
In addition, a $1000 stipend will be awarded to each faculty participant upon completion.
How can you apply?
Applications for the 2019-20 cohort will be available each March. Up to 25 faculty members are accepted to the program each year.
2017-18 ACUE Fellows
Amy Smith (Lamar University)