ACUE August 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the Fall Semester!

We hope everyone had a great summer and look forward to sharing with you exciting highlights from this summer, tools you can use, and more in our August 2023 newsletter. 

ACUE's Inaugural National Higher Education Teaching Conference

On June 22–23, presidents, provosts, professors, students, policymakers, and philanthropists gathered for two inspiring days of bridging policy and practice, learning practical strategies, and centering the impact of faculty on higher education’s agenda at the inaugural National Higher Education Teaching Conference. Additionally, seven institutions were honored as “Movement Makers.”

Movement Maker Honorees

View coverage and learn more about the event at the links below. And stay tuned; NHETC 2024 information will be available in September.

Technology Translated Podcast


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Teaching: Does higher education value good teaching?


Why Faculty and Effective Teaching Make All the Difference

"NHETC was a great experience. Our engagements at the conference re-charged our campus-wide focus on teaching and learning. Dr. Pettis and I were happy to have had the opportunity, and we look forward to having ASU representative(s) at the 2024 convening.”
Patrice W. Glenn Jones
Executive Director of Online Education and Programs, Alabama State University

Tools You Can Use



Grant Opportunity

Earlier this summer, ACUE announced that the ECMC Foundation is joining our national initiative, “Fostering a Culture of Belonging: The National Higher Education Excellence Challenge Grant Program,” as a founding sponsor.

Designed to strengthen the higher education experience for hundreds of thousands of U.S. students, this new program will allow up to 2,000 professors and staff to complete ACUE’s “Fostering a Culture of Belonging” course. Given typical teaching loads, the course will benefit an estimated 250,000 students annually.

To learn more and see if your institution is eligible to apply for this grant, visit

The Student Lens

In our latest episode of The Student Lens, we hear from Amanda, a Texas A&M University-Central Texas student, who explains how her professor, Dr. Shell, motivated her to participate and engage with others in their online course.

Partner Spotlights

Miami University

Last year, Miami University launched a pilot program on inclusive pedagogy. One year later, its success has led the university to scale up the program by offering three cohorts of 99 participants the opportunity to take ACUE’s “Fostering a Culture of Belonging” course this fall.

University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College

At its 202324 convocation on August 14, University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College Chancellor Summer DeProw praised the college’s “Movement Maker” recognition from June’s National Higher Education Teaching Conference for its commitment to enhancing student learning.

Winston-Salem State University

This summer, Winston-Salem State University celebrated faculty that earned their Certification in the Effective Practice Framework during an ACUE pinning ceremony. This brings the college’s total number of certified faculty to 93. Faculty reflected on their experience with ACUE in the university’s 2023 Yearbook.

Waubonsee Community College

In a feature on the Waubonsee news site, Professor of Biology Dani Fischer shares her experience with ACUE and how it was one of the most meaningful professional development experiences her college offered.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

During the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Academic Summer Affairs Meeting, UNC-Greensboro’s Associate Vice Provost Regina McCoy held the presentation “Investing in Faculty & Empowering Students to Enhance Student Success.”

ACUE on the Road

ACUE will be at the following upcoming events this fall. Stop by and visit us!

Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) Student Success Learning Institute

California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) Fall Conference

Share Your ACUE Story

Interested in sharing a short video about your favorite ACUE practice? We would love to hear from you! To share, find all details and submission information at

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