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.
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 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
- 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:
- August 22 for faculty of all types. Application deadline August 19.
- October 24 for faculty of all types. Application deadline October 21.
- January 16 for faculty of all types. Application deadline January 13.