Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)
The University of South Alabama has partnered with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE - http://acue.org) to offer a comprehensive program in effective, evidence-based teaching practices. This online course prepares faculty to use the research-based techniques shown to help students succeed. The program addresses the essential pedagogical skills and knowledge in five units of study:
- Designing an Effective Course and Class,
- Establishing a Productive Learning Environment,
- Using Active Learning Techniques,
- Promoting Higher Order Thinking, and
- Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning.
The ACUE Course here at South will start with a face-to-face Course Launch event on
Thursday, August 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
By applying, you are committing to completing the entire course and attending all required meetings.
The time commitment will be approximately 2-3 hours per week throughout the academic year. There will be expectations of progress throughout the year, with all work due no later than mid-April, 2019.
In addition to the course launch, there will be face-to-face meetings on Thursday, Oct. 11 of Fall Break 2018 and just prior to the start of the Spring semester in January 2019. However, most of the work will be done online in a cohort group (like a typical class). Participation in the ACUE course will be limited and by selection only.
The goals of the ACUE program at South are:
- to help faculty learn about and adopt instructional strategies proven to improve students' learning experiences (and measure the impact these efforts have - http://acue.org/course/impact);
- to improve the quality of promotion and tenure packages, particularly in how faculty articulate a dynamic and evidence-based teaching philosophy and provide evidence of effective teaching;
- to enhance faculty productivity in their scholarship by developing new lines of inquiry through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
The link below will take you to the application form for the program. The deadline for application will be July 31st, but applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until then.