Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)

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Special Message from the Provost:

The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to supporting you in providing quality instruction to our students. We wanted to bring to your attention a new resource that can complement your work. This new program will be managed by the Innovation in Learning Center.

 

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE - http://acue.org) partners with institutions to support and credential faculty members in the use of evidence-based teaching practices that drive student engagement, retention, and learning. USA has met with representatives from ACUE to bring this important initiative to our campus and has been impressed by the overall learning design of their Course in Effective Teaching Practices (http://acue.org/course), delivered online to cohorts of the faculty. When faculty members complete the course, they earn a Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education and have access to ongoing learning opportunities through a national community of professional practice.

We see the ACUE course as being critical in three major ways:

  • 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; and to enhance faculty productivity in their scholarship by developing new lines of inquiry through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

I invite you to join us on June 26, 2018, at either 1-2 p.m. (primarily for faculty) or 3-4 p.m. (primarily for administrators) in the ILC Classroom where representatives from ACUE will be presenting a course experience and answering questions about their partnerships. A flyer for the event can be found here: https://bit.ly/2LLdyMP

Please RSVP to the ILC at x6-1888 or via email at ilc@southalabama.edu. Light refreshments will be served.


G. David Johnson
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs