Increase Retention and Revenue with Faculty Development.

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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Why Effective Teaching Matters

Corbin Campbell, from American University, shared in her book “Great College Teaching” a nationally representative poll that asked what makes for the best university.

The top answer? Institutions with the best college teachers.

However, there is no formal support consistently required for instructors to be effective educators.

ACUE exists to change this.

The World that ACUE is Building

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

Instructors are more confident in their teaching

Retention rates increase by 4% in first-year students

Students are inspired by their instructors

DFW rates shrink by 3% and more students persist

A level playing field for all students and equity gaps are eliminated

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Explore the ACUE Course Catalog and Effective Teaching Practice Framework.

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Get to know the Effective Teaching Practice Framework and why the evidence-based practices in ACUE’s courses, pathways, and certifications are LOVED by tens of thousands of faculty, and why its the only certification endorsed by the American Council on Education.

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Partner with ACUE to bring quality teaching to your institution.

How to Partner
What matters to you, matters to us.  We will help you create a culture of learning at your institution that  meets your unique needs and achieves your goals.
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Strengthening Teaching Nationally

We believe every student deserves an extraordinary education. Faculty members are key to their success.

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Whether you’re an institutional leader or a faculty member, ACUE can help you meet your student success goals.
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