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 micro-credential 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 course is organized around seven competencies and takes approximately eight weeks to complete. 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 (1A)
  • Aligning Assessments with Course Outcomes (1B)
  • Aligning Activities and Assignments with Course Outcomes (1C)
  • Developing Fair, Consistent, and Transparent Grading Practices (5A)
  • Developing and Using Rubrics and Checklists (5B)
  • Preparing an Effective Syllabus (1D)
  • Leading the First Day of Class (2A)

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

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Next Course Start Date August 1. Application Deadline July 29.

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