Designing Student-Centered Courses

Learn evidence-based practices for designing powerful learning outcomes, aligning all aspects of your course to support students in meeting those outcomes and planning a first day that ensures students are prepared to start strong.

Tuition: $600

ACUE’s microcredential in Designing Student-Centered Courses addresses the pedagogical approaches, as well as some technical basics, to help you design a course and course materials that support student success.

This microcredential is focused on working with your course documents, applying the concepts learned in the modules and reflecting on the process and their impact on student success in your course. You will learn with a professionally facilitated online cohort of faculty members, with whom you will share insights and ideas.

Competencies addressed in this course are aligned with ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework:

  • Establishing Powerful Learning Outcomes
  • Aligning Assessments with Course Outcomes
  • Aligning Activities and Assignments with Course Outcomes
  • Developing Fair, Consistent, and Transparent Grading Practices
  • Developing and Using Rubrics and Checklists
  • Preparing an Effective Syllabus

Educators who complete the requirements for this open enrollment course earn a microcredential in “Designing Student-Centered Courses.”  This microcredential may be utilized in meeting partial requirements necessary to earn the American Council on Education (ACE) endorsed Certificate in Effective College Instruction.

Next course start dates:

  • March 27 for faculty of all types. Application deadline March 24.
  • June 5 for faculty of all types. Application deadline June 2.
  • August 7 for faculty of all types. Application deadline August 4.

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