With great teaching, students succeed.

ACUE’s Course helps faculty develop research-based techniques that promote student success.  


ACUE's Landmark Collaboration With


Our Course

Scalable, online, and facilitated faculty development

ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices prepares college instructors to use the research-based techniques shown to help students succeed. The Course’s innovative online delivery allows institutions and centers for teaching and learning to efficiently scale faculty development.

Course videos showcase exemplary college instructors, feature leading subject matter experts, and content is designed around the latest research in cognition and adult learning. Course topics present essential teaching techniques across five domains:

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Our Certificate

Distinguishes instructors who strengthen their practice

Endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE), ACUE’s Certificate in Effective College Instruction recognizes instructors who satisfy Course requirements. Instructors earn their certification by demonstrating knowledge of effective instruction and putting research-based techniques into practice.

Our Community

Connects members to share the scholarship of teaching and learning

Members gain exclusive access to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice, a social network dedicated to excellence in college teaching and learning. Services include:

  • Member forum discussions
  • Webinars with experts in college instruction
  • The ‘Q’ Blog
  • A weekly newsletter aggregating higher ed headlines and research
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A first-of-its-kind collaboration

ACUE’s Course and Certificate in Effective College Instruction are endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). The landmark collaboration aims to expand dramatically the use of effective teaching practices to benefit students, faculty, and institutions.

Our Partners

ACUE partners with colleges and universities where effective instruction is central to strategic efforts for student success and long-term institutional growth.

Course and content partners include:

Our Experts

ACUE’s Course features the nation’s leading experts in college instruction

Course content is developed in close consultation with subject matter experts. Course modules showcase exclusive interviews with leading experts.

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Our Impact

Stronger teaching and student outcomes

With ACUE, college instructors learn about, and put into practice, the research-based instructional techniques shown to help students succeed.

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