ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices
PNW is partnering with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to offer a course in Effective Teaching Practices for PNW faculty. ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices is the first course designed for higher education faculty members that leads to a nationally-recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).
Over 75 PNW faculty members have completed the course and earned the ACE-endorsed Certificate in Effective College Instruction.
The online course requires participating faculty to complete 25 modules addressing the five main areas of the Effective Practice Framework:
- Designing an Effective Course and Class
- Establishing a Productive Learning Environment
- Using Active Learning Techniques
- Promoting Higher Order Thinking
- Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning
The course presents over 200 evidence-based teaching practices, and includes interviews with college teaching experts and videos showcasing exemplary teaching at institutions across the nation. Participating faculty implement a new technique in each module and reflect on that implementation.
Click below to access the evaluation reports from the PNW cohorts: