Effective Teaching Practices - Launching Fall 2023
ACUE’s course in Effective Teaching Practices
ensures that faculty learn about—and implement—the approaches that improve engagement and persistence and promote deeper learning.
This 25-module course concentrates on teaching practices effective in face-to-face instruction. Comprehensive in scope and organized around five units of study, faculty members learn together in cohorts and implement approaches to design an effective course and class, establish a productive learning environment, use active learning techniques, promote higher order thinking, and assess in ways that inform instruction and promote deeper levels of learning. Competencies addressed include:
- Designing an Effective Course
- Establishing a Productive Learning Environment
- Using Active Learning Strategies
- Promoting Higher Order Thinking
- Assessing to Inform Instruction & Promoting Learning
Fall ScheduleEffective Teaching Practices course schedule
This is primarily an online asynchronous 25-week program hosted in the Canvas learning management system, with approximately 3-4 hours in learning activities and online discussions expected every week. Asynchronous engagement with peers is expected as participants will go through the 25 weeks together as a cohort. There will also be required synchronous Zoom sessions with the program facilitator that will be scheduled based on participants’ availability. Other meetings or consultations may be scheduled as needed.
Participants commit 3 - 4 hours per week for 25 weeks..
Fall 2023 cohort dates: August 28 - April 21
Faculty will receive a $1000 faculty development bursary, the Effective College Instruction
credential - the only such credential for post-secondary teaching recognized by the American Council on Education, and ACUE-issued digital badges to share in teaching portfolios and on social media.
Application Timeline Early-bird Call for Applications
: OPENGeneral Call for Applications
: OPENDeadline for ALL Applications
: 8/11Cohort Notifications by
Prepare the following documents in PDF format:
- Letter of support from Department Head or Direct Supervisor (1-page maximum)
- Teaching Philosophy Statement (1-page maximum) Philosophy Statement Guide
- Course syllabus
Summer Cohort participants must be teaching concurrently with their program participation.
Space is limited to 30 faculty members, so complete your application today! Apply Here