ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices

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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 50 PNW faculty members have completed the course and earned the ACE-endorsed Certificate in Effective College Instruction.

See PNW’s ACUE Teaching Fellows.

Faculty attending an ACUE course

The online course requires participating faculty to complete 25 modules addressing the five main areas of the Effective Practice Framework:

  1. Designing an Effective Course and Class
  2. Establishing a Productive Learning Environment
  3. Using Active Learning Techniques
  4. Promoting Higher Order Thinking
  5. 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.

Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort will be solicited in Spring 2020.

Click below to access the evaluation reports from the PNW cohorts: