"This is an idea whose time has more than come. We needed this yesterday."

Dr. David Steiner
Executive Director
Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy

 

"My students are tomorrow’s citizens. They need to be ready."

Lourdes A.
Course-taker
Miami Dade College

 

“ACUE is a marvelous resource for instructors who have not learned how to teach, and to experienced instructors who are trying to improve.”

Dr. Linda Nilson
Founding Director
Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation
Clemson University

 

“It's helpful for faculty to have access to information and guidance on how to teach effectively.”

Dr. Thomas Angelo
Professor of Educational Innovation and Research
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

 
 
 
 

About ACUE

With great teaching, students succeed. Decades of research have identified the specific instructional approaches that help college students engage in their studies, learn more, and graduate in stronger numbers.

ACUE was founded in 2014 by leaders in higher education to promote quality instruction at colleges and universities nationwide. ACUE’s comprehensive Course in Effective Teaching Practices prepares college educators to implement all of the essential practices shown to improve student outcomes. This facilitated, online Course is offered to cohorts of faculty at participating institutions. Educators who satisfy Course requirements earn a Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

ACUE’s partnerships are designed for impact. Every program adoption includes a comprehensive evaluation to identify the effect of great teaching on student achievement, institutional finances, and other key outcomes. Participating faculty receive unprecedented levels of professional development and support.

Across the country, ACUE is working with dozens of colleges and universities to put great teaching at the heart of their student success agenda.

  • ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices prepares college educators to implement all of the essential practices shown to improve student outcomes. This facilitated, online Course is offered to cohorts of faculty at participating institutions.
  • A Certificate in Effective College Instruction, endorsed the American Council on Education (ACE), is awarded to educators who satisfy Course requirements.
  • The Course and Certificate are aligned to ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework©. ACE has endorsed the Framework as a leading statement of the essential skills and knowledge that every college educator should possess to promote student success.
  • ACUE’s membership-based Community of Professional Practice is a social network focused on advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning, where educators can sustain excellence in instruction.

ACUE and ACE

The American Council on Education (ACE) has endorsed ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework© as a statement of the teaching skills and knowledge that college educators should possess. The research-based techniques presented in ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices are shown to help students succeed in their studies and persist to graduation.

Educators who complete ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices receive a Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by ACUE and ACE. The Certificate distinguishes educators who strengthen their teaching by learning about and putting research-based techniques into practice.

ACUE and ACE’s shared goal is to expand dramatically the use of effective teaching practices to benefit students, faculty, and institutions.