The Impact of AI on College Leadership, Teaching, and Technology Webinar Registration

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The Impact of AI on College Leadership, Teaching, and Technology

March 12, 2024

3 – 4 p.m. EST

The integration of AI has become not just a possibility but a necessity for colleges and universities to embrace. It’s an essential tool that helps institutions and faculty thrive, and embracing it ensures students are prepared for the workforce of tomorrow. During this 1-hour webinar, we will explore the impact of AI on college faculty, leadership, and day-to-day operations.

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Our Panel of Experts Include:

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Stephanie Bulger

President
Lane Community College

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Flower Darby

Associate Director of the Teaching for Learning Center
University of Missouri

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Rob Ferrilli

CEO
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Embracing the Future:
ACUE's AI Quick Study Series Unveiled!

Higher education has spent much of the last year learning the risks and rewards of AI to discover how it can best support teaching and learning. With ACUE’s new interactive, self-paced AI Quick Study series, faculty are equipped with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to do just that. 

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Join the ACUE team and Stephanie Speicher, Digital Fluency Faculty in Residence from Weber State University, as they:

This interactive webinar features a panel made up of faculty, students, and ACUE team members who discuss the use of AI in higher education classrooms and the New AI Quick Study series aimed at equipping educators with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to efficiently utilize AI.

The panel explores attitudes and beliefs about AI, as well as challenges and opportunities with using AI in Higher Education courses. They also review the new AI Quick Study course topics and how they support faculty and students’ use of AI in the class and beyond. 

Key Takeaways for Attendees

Understand the need to embrace AI in higher education courses

Dispel common fears and misunderstandings of AI use by faculty and students

Explore the content of the new AI Quick Study series from ACUE

Learn about ACUE’s approach to crafting the new Quick Study courses to best serve faculty and students

Be a part of this groundbreaking event

ACUE, the premier provider of faculty development and the only organization offering a teaching certification endorsed by ACE, is thrilled to introduce four new Quick Study courses designed to empower educators in teaching effectively with AI.

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Boost Revenue, Faculty Well-Being, and Student Outcomes with Quality Teaching

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) offers the only teaching certification endorsed by the American Council on Education. Certifying faculty in ACUE’s Effective Teaching Practice Framework is proven to propel students’ success, increase retention of first-year students, and lower DFW rates.

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Institutions boost revenue by more than $600,000 in one year.

Instructors are more confident in their teaching.

DFW rates shrink by 3% and more students persist.

Retention rates increase by 4% in first-year students.

Course Offerings

PATHWAY TO CERTIFICATION

Effective Teaching Practices

For those teaching primarily in-person

The following courses lead to certification in the Effective Teaching Practice Framework.

Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment

Promoting Active Learning

Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners

Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses

Note: These courses can also be taken individually.

PATHWAY TO CERTIFICATION

Effective Online Teaching Practices

For those teaching primarily online

The following courses lead to certification in the Effective Teaching Practice Framework.

Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment

Promoting Active Learning Online

Inspiring Inquiry and Lifelong Learning in Your Online Course

Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses

Note: These courses can also be taken individually.

COURSE

Fostering a Culture of Belonging

Equip educators and campus professionals with evidence-based practices that ensure students and colleagues feel seen, heard, and valued. 

Why Partner with ACUE?

ACUE delivers the highest-quality courses, pathways, and certifications with evidence-based teaching practices that make a huge impact on student success. Instructors certified in ACUE’s Effective Teaching Practice Framework are proven to boost persistence and completion for students, improve faculty confidence and engagement, and help institutions meet their strategic goals.

Enroll Through Your Institution

The majority of faculty enroll in ACUE courses through a partnership with their institution. Check to see if your college or university is one of our hundreds of partners and enroll with fellow faculty from your campus.

Enroll as an Individual

Commit to your professional growth by purchasing and enrolling in ACUE courses. Whether you teach online, hybrid, or in person at a community college or a four-year university, a certification in ACUE’s Framework will help you reach new heights with your students and in your own professional life.

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The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) offers unparalleled opportunities for individual faculty members to refine their teaching practice. Our courses, grounded in evidence-based teaching practices, are specifically designed to enhance student engagement and success and increase faculty confidence. By enrolling, you’ll gain skills that not only elevate your teaching methods but also contribute significantly to your professional development. ACUE offers the only higher education teaching courses and certifications endorsed by ACE.

Course Offerings

PATHWAY TO CERTIFICATION

Effective Teaching Practices

For those teaching primarily in-person

The following courses lead to certification in the Effective Teaching Practice Framework.

Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment

Promoting Active Learning

Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners

Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses

Note: These courses can also be taken individually.

PATHWAY TO CERTIFICATION

Effective Online Teaching Practices

For those teaching primarily online

The following courses lead to certification in the Effective Teaching Practice Framework.

Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment

Promoting Active Learning Online

Inspiring Inquiry and Lifelong Learning in Your Online Course

Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses

Note: These courses can also be taken individually.

COURSE

Fostering a Culture of Belonging

Equip educators and campus professionals with evidence-based practices that ensure students and colleagues feel seen, heard, and valued. 

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*Fostering a Culture of Belonging does not apply toward earning the Certification in the Effective Teaching Practice Framework

Enroll Through Your Institution

The majority of faculty enroll in ACUE courses through a partnership with their institution. Check to see if your college or university is one of our hundreds of partners and enroll with fellow faculty from your campus.

Enroll as an Individual

Commit to your professional growth by purchasing and enrolling in ACUE courses. Whether you teach online, hybrid, or in person at a community college or a four-year university, a certification in ACUE’s Framework will help you reach new heights with your students and in your own professional life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Together with 500+ colleges, universities, and systems and more than 26,000 faculty, ACUE is strengthening the quality of in-person and online instruction and helping every student succeed. Our real-time analytics and efficacy studies show the impact of great teaching.

ACUE courses are most impactful when you are actively teaching at least one college-level course, whether face-to-face, hybrid, or online. ACUE courses are relevant to educators across all disciplines teaching at all types of institutions. ACUE reviews each course application for acceptance into the course. Course enrollment is subject to capacity limitations and the ACUE Terms and Conditions. If you’re not sure these courses are for you, please email [email protected] to discuss your situation. 

Institutions may register a group of faculty in ACUE open enrollment courses by contacting the program director at [email protected]. Institutions that enroll course-takers in courses are subject to the cancellation, deferment, and forfeiture of fees structure listed below. Depending on the group enrollment size, course-takers may be split between multiple cohorts of the same course.

Faculty groups should also consider ACUE’s Programs for Institutions. ACUE’s campus and system partnerships are formed through a collaborative process with a broad set of institutional stakeholders. ACUE’s Programs for Institutions include academic support, advanced reporting, impact research at both faculty and student levels, and campus culture and communications support. 

Tuition, which covers all course fees, is $675 per open enrollment course. ACUE will also apply the appropriate tax based on the local tax laws in the course-taker’s geographic location. 

Courses are delivered online through ACUE’s customized instance of Instructure’s Canvas Learning Management System. Course-takers also attend a 1.25-hour synchronous virtual facilitated course launch on the course start date conducted via the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

Newer devices including desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smartphones are equipped to engage with ACUE open enrollment courses using only a supported web browser and active internet connection. Technical requirements to access Instructure’s Canvas Learning Management System can be found here. Technical requirements to access Zoom for synchronous course launch and summary discussion sessions can be found here. We recommend that you have access to a webcam for live sessions.

Course-takers tell us it takes approximately 2–3 hours to successfully complete each module. This typical time commitment includes time to review module content, engage in online discussions with colleagues, plan and implement a practice, and complete a written reflection. Most open enrollment courses contain six or seven modules that will collectively require 12–18 hours to complete over a 6–8 week period. You will be given 8 weeks to complete the course and, upon completion, maintain login access to course materials for 1 year. 

The Fostering a Culture of Belonging course contains four modules, and the estimated time to completion is 2-3 hours per week (4-6 hours per module) over an 8-week period. This course opens a new module every 2 weeks.

Yes, registering for all 4 courses in the same application to earn the Effective Teaching Practices Framework Certification (Creating an Inclusive and Supportive [Online] Learning Environment, (2) Promoting Active Learning [Online], (3) Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners [in Your Online Course], and (4) Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses provides a 15% discount. The total cost to enroll in all four courses would be $2,295. Full information available here.

If you’re taking/have taken one or two courses and would like to enroll in the remaining two or three courses in the same application to complete the Effective Teaching Practices Framework Certification, the same discount applies for the remaining courses.

If you’ve earned the Effective Teaching Practices Framework Certification and enroll in the 3 courses in the same application to complete the Advanced Certification you are eligible for the same discount. 

For all bundle types, course dates must be selected at time of application. These dates may adjust according to our deferment policy (see below). All courses must be paid for prior to the start date of the first course.   We suggest taking one course at a time when actively teaching at least one course. You have 18-months to complete the four courses. Packages may not be transferred to another individual.

ACUE reserves the right to defer a concurrent start date if a course-taker is behind at the end of the structured course end date. For example, Course 1 ends on July 31 and Course 2 begins on August 6. If the course-taker has not completed Course 1 by July 31 their Course 2 start date will be deferred to a future start date to allow them a bit of extra time to complete Course 1 without the additional pressure of starting Course 2. Course 2 will be rescheduled for a later time that works for their schedule and is within the 18-month window to complete the four courses.

Enrollment deadlines will be displayed on the course details page. Applicants are accepted on a first come, first served basis; subject to program director approval. Early registration is recommended.

You may apply for open enrollment courses here. You will receive confirmation upon receipt of your application. Upon acceptance, you will be contacted by email with enrollment and payment information. All course fees must be paid before your enrollment is confirmed.

ACUE courses are most impactful when actively teaching at least one college-level course, whether face-to-face, online, or hybrid.

One aspect that sets ACUE apart from traditional faculty development is that faculty select at least one new practice to implement with students in each module. The opportunity to apply your learning and reflect on student impact leads to transformative teaching and learning.

The only way you’re going to learn a new teaching strategy is to do it. You have to apply what you’ve learned … then reflect on what worked well, what needs tweaking in the future, what [you’ve] missed, what students appreciate about it…”
—Stephen Brookfield

Course-takers leading teams or advising students may find they are able to implement the recommended practices with students and/or colleagues outside of their courses. If you are unable to take the course while teaching, you will be asked to write “plan to implement” reflections where you prepare to implement a practice for a future course and reflect upon the likely student impact.

There is no set order to take open enrollment courses. Each course description includes module titles that may help you determine which one is of most interest to you at this time.

All of our courses except one are structured such that you engage with the course content, identify a practice, implement this practice with your current students, and then reflect upon the student impact of the new or modified practice selected.

Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses is the exception. It is focused on working with your course documents, applying the concepts learned in the modules to those documents, and reflecting on the process and the impact on student success in your course. You may find it beneficial to take this course after the others so that you can take the knowledge from the modules in the other courses and apply it as you work on developing outcomes and assessments.

You will receive an application confirmation email within 1 week of applying. You will be enrolled in the course upon full payment. All fees must be paid before the course begins. Preferred payment is online via credit card. To inquire about alternative payment methods, contact [email protected].

Yes, courses are available to international course-takers. ACUE courses are taught, facilitated, administered, and supported in English.

We strongly recommend taking one course at a time. Course start dates are established so it is possible to start the next course within 2 weeks of completing the previous course allowing you to earn the Effective Teaching Practices Framework Certification, if you desire, within 8 months. Each week you will be asked to learn new research-based practices, implement them in your courses, and reflect on your practice. The one-module-a-week pacing allows you and your students to benefit from a deep focus on that module’s practices before moving on to additional topics and practices. 

To earn the Effective Teaching Practices Framework Certification, you must complete four courses: Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment, Promoting Active Learning, Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners, and Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses. You may take courses from our Effective Teaching Practices (geared primarily for those teaching in person), our Effective Online Teaching Practices (geared for those teaching online), or a combination of both modalities.

To earn the Advanced Certification in Effective Teaching Practices Framework, you must complete the three additional courses, such that all seven courses in the Effective Teaching Practices and Effective Online Teaching Practices have been completed. 

The Fostering a Culture of Belonging course is a deeper dive into inclusive practices. Participants will earn a course badge upon completion, but this course does not apply toward the full ACUE Certification or Advanced Certification in the Effective Teaching Practices Framework.

An ACUE course facilitator will provide support throughout your course, including leading virtual discussions in LMS discussion boards. Facilitators will also respond to your support needs within 24 hours. Technical assistance is also available by emailing [email protected]. For additional information about course accessibility, please review our Statement of Accessibility.

To satisfy module requirements and earn a badge, course-takers submit a reflection aligned to a rubric that will be shared with you. Each course requires four to seven reflections to earn the course badge. Each reflection is scored by a National Reader assigned to your cohort. Successful completion of all assignments is required to complete the course.

  • Most open enrollment courses are comprised of six or seven online learning modules. Each module addresses a competency defined in ACUE’s Effective Teaching Practices Framework©. Successfully completing an open enrollment course earns a course badge, which can stack with other ACUE courses to earn Effective Teaching Practices Framework Certification.
  • The Fostering a Culture of Belonging course is a deeper dive on inclusive practices. This course contains four modules and does not apply toward the ACUE Certification or Advanced Certification in Effective College in the Effective Teaching Practices Framework.
  • Modules are content-rich and include demonstration videos, interviews with leading experts, curated planning guides, and other resources.
  • Downloadable planning guides and resources o support learning and implementation of recommended practices.
  • One synchronous, facilitated 1.25-hour Zoom session on the course launch date.
  • Professional facilitation by an expert in teaching and learning with whom you will share insights and ideas along with other educators in your cohort.
  • Continued access to course materials for one year after course completion.

ACUE courses are taught, facilitated, administered, and supported in English. To get the most out of your experience, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.

To Cancel an Individual Enrollment

All cancellation notifications must be sent in writing via email to [email protected].

A full refund may only be obtained if such request is made at least 31 days prior to the course start date*. Cancellations received 30 days or less before the program begins are eligible for refunds as described below:

  • If requested 15-30 days before the course start date, 50% of course tuition.
  • If requested fewer than 15 days before the course start date, no refund.

If ACUE cancels a course, registered participants are eligible for either:

  • A refund of any tuition paid or
  • A transfer of their registration to a future course.

Refunds will be processed to the original payment method. ACUE reserves the right to limit refunds to 1 per year.

If a bundle of 2 or more courses were purchased refunds will only be permitted prior to the first course in accordance with the terms above. Packages may not be transferred to another party.

Open Enrollment Seats Purchased by an Institution  

Open Enrollment seats purchased by institution are valid for 1 year from the purchase date. Seats not utilized by the end of this term will expire. 

Bundles of 2 or more courses purchased by an institution are valid for the original course-taker only and are non-transferable. 

To Defer

Course-takers are eligible to defer their paid enrollment to a future course if such request is received within three calendar days of the Course Launch*. Deferral requests must be sent in writing to [email protected] and are valid for an ACUE open enrollment course within 1 year of the original course start date. One deferral is permitted per course. ACUE cannot guarantee the same course in which you were registered will be offered in the future.

Bundles of 2 or more courses may be deferred in accordance with the terms above. All courses must be started within the 18-month use period. Bundles are non-transferable.

Forfeiture of Fees

Please note, course-takers forfeit 100% of the full course tuition if one of the following occurs:

  • The course-taker does not enroll in another course within one year of the original course start date.
  • The course-taker fails to participate in the course without notification, or if a withdrawal occurs on or after the course start date.

Exceptions to the refund/defer policy may be made due to (1) illness or injury of a nature that significantly impacts the course-taker’s ability to continue in the course or (2) illness, injury, or death of an immediate family member (spouse/partner, parent, child, grandchild, sibling, grandparent). Please contact [email protected] to discuss next steps.

To Substitute

Course-takers that purchased a single enrollment are eligible to provide a substitute to their paid enrollment if such request is received within 3 calendar days of the course launch. Substitution requests must be sent in writing to [email protected] and are valid for the currently enrolled ACUE open enrollment course only. One substitution is permitted per paid enrollment.

Bundles of 2 or more courses purchased by an individual or an institution are eligible for substitution only if a substitute course-taker is finalized within 3 calendar days of the Course Launch. Replacement course-takers must meet all bundle requirements (previous courses completed). Substitution requests must be sent in writing to [email protected].  

ACUE reserves the right to change without notice any statements contained herein concerning, but not limited to, policies, course fees, curricula, and courses.

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Grants Ebook

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Funding Teaching Excellence:

An Introductory Guide to Securing Title III and Title V Grants

This introductory guide equips administrators, educators, and academic institutions with high-level knowledge and strategies to efficiently begin the process of securing funding through Title III and Title V grants. Leverage the power of grants for initiatives tied to teaching excellence and student success.

Discover How to Efficiently Secure Title III and Title V Grants

Explore our step-by-step guide to learn how to understand your institution’s grant policies, write compelling proposals, and access resources to support your efforts.

Inside the eBook:

Part 1: Foundational Steps for Grant Acquisition

  • Navigate institutional policies and procedures.
  • Align grant proposals with strategic priorities.
  • Understand the intricacies of granting agencies.

Part 2: Crafting a Compelling Proposal

  • Tips for writing an effective proposal narrative and creating a project budget.
  • Review resources and consult experts to refine your proposal.

Part 3: Prioritizing the Right Grant for Your Institution

  • Recognize and target grants that are designed to support under-resourced students.
  • Reference abstracts of awardees from previous years posted by the Department of Education.

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Equip yourself with essential strategies to kickstart the grant application process.

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From understanding your institution’s grant procedures to crafting a compelling proposal narrative, our eBook has got you covered.

Prioritize Right:

Learn how to select the most relevant grants for your institution’s long-term goals.

Want to learn more about ACUE’s impact?

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Positive Impact of Certified Faculty on Students’ Completion Rates

Discover the impact faculty certified in ACUE’s Framework at Waubonsee Community College had on student outcomes during and one year after the ACUE course.

First-Year Retention Rates Increased for Students of ACUE Faculty

Learn how ACUE faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi impacted student retention rates and ROI.

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Completion Gap Closed for Black Students

Explore how the certification of 24 faculty members in ACUE’s Effective Teaching Practice Framework influenced the course completion rates of black students at Texas Woman’s University.

Brought to You by ACUE

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) offers the only teaching certification endorsed by the American Council on Education. Certifying faculty in ACUE’s Effective Teaching Practice Framework is proven to propel students’ success, increase retention of first-year students, and lower DFW rates.

Teaching Excellence

Boost Revenue, Faculty Well-Being, and Student Outcomes with Quality Teaching

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) offers the only teaching certification endorsed by the American Council on Education. Certifying faculty in ACUE’s Effective Teaching Practice Framework is proven to propel students’ success, increase retention of first-year students, and lower DFW rates.

Commit to Teaching Excellence.
Partner with ACUE today!

Institutions boost revenue by more than $600,000 in one year.

Instructors are more confident in their teaching.

DFW rates shrink by 3% and more students persist.

Retention rates increase by 4% in first-year students.

Course Offerings

PATHWAY TO CERTIFICATION

Effective Teaching Practices

For those teaching primarily in-person

The following courses lead to certification in the Effective Teaching Practice Framework.

Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment

Promoting Active Learning

Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners

Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses

Note: These courses can also be taken individually.

PATHWAY TO CERTIFICATION

Effective Online Teaching Practices

For those teaching primarily online

The following courses lead to certification in the Effective Teaching Practice Framework.

Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment

Promoting Active Learning Online

Inspiring Inquiry and Lifelong Learning in Your Online Course

Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses

Note: These courses can also be taken individually.

COURSE

Fostering a Culture of Belonging

Equip educators and campus professionals with evidence-based practices that ensure students and colleagues feel seen, heard, and valued. 

Why Partner with ACUE?

ACUE delivers the highest-quality courses, pathways, and certifications with evidence-based teaching practices that make a huge impact on student success. Instructors certified in ACUE’s Effective Teaching Practice Framework are proven to boost persistence and completion for students, improve faculty confidence and engagement, and help institutions meet their strategic goals.

Enroll Through Your Institution

The majority of faculty enroll in ACUE courses through a partnership with their institution. Check to see if your college or university is one of our hundreds of partners and enroll with fellow faculty from your campus.

Enroll as an Individual

Commit to your professional growth by purchasing and enrolling in ACUE courses. Whether you teach online, hybrid, or in person at a community college or a four-year university, a certification in ACUE’s Framework will help you reach new heights with your students and in your own professional life.

Success Stories

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Stronger, More Equitable Student Achievement

Attains Stronger, More Equitable Student Achievement Through Campus-Wide Investment in Quality Teaching

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Estimating the Return on Investment (ROI) for Instructional Improvement Efforts

Estimating the Return on Investment (ROI) for Instructional Improvement Efforts

USM Building

Higher Student Retention and Stronger, More Equitable Outcomes Through Quality Teaching

Higher Student Retention and Stronger, More Equitable Outcomes Through Quality Teaching