Student Success
Through Great Teaching

ACUE delivers high-quality faculty development to advance student success and equity

We’re Delivering Stronger, More Equitable Outcomes

4 point Higher Retention

for first-year students taught by ACUE faculty

100% Equity Achieved

in passing rates for Pell-eligible students and in course completion rates for Black students

5.6% point decrease

in D and F grades and Withdrawals

What We Do

Great Teaching Matters

Excellent Educators Aren’t Born…They’re Built.

ACUE equips faculty and staff with evidence-based teaching practices shown to increase student retention, strengthen belonging and achievement, and close equity gaps. Through stackable microcredentials and expert facilitation, educators learn practices that can be implemented with students right away. With the completion of the full ACUE certification, educators develop the skills and knowledge needed to keep students engaged, motivated, and ready to succeed.

How We Do It

Partnering with ACUE Delivers Great Teaching

Invest in and Celebrate Every Educator’s Success. 

When an institution chooses to equip faculty and staff with ACUE’s professional development, they send a message: “We support the people working tirelessly for student success.”

ACUE works with faculty to equip them with the foundational skills and knowledge to teach effectively. Our Effective Practice Framework is rooted in decades of research and endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

We support ACUE Certified faculty for the long haul, giving them access to a national network of dedicated professionals.

ACUE Partners are
Committed to Excellence

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With ACUE, Educators Connect
More Deeply with Students…

So All Students Know They Belong

Feeling connected and supported as an online learner
Bridging the gap between course and career
Thank you, faculty
Conversations with students are richer after learning about imposter phenomenon
ACUE teaches instructors how to teach––and in a way that inspires students
My ACUE certificate symbolizes my investment in students’ success

Featured News

What’s New at ACUE

Creating a Classroom Legacy: How College Professors Can Garner Phenomenal Student Reviews

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New for 2023: Fostering a Culture of Belonging

A truly inclusive and equitable campus environment is possible when everyone on campus is working together with a common language, to mitigate the impact of implicit bias, microaggressions, imposter phenomenon, and stereotype threat.

Strengthening Teaching Nationally

We believe every student deserves an extraordinary education, and faculty members are key to their success


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Great Teaching Matters

Become ACUE Certified.

Whether you’re an institutional leader or a faculty member, ACUE can help you meet your student success and equity goals. Bring ACUE to your institution today.