There are many channels through which you can share how your partnership with ACUE contributes to your student success goals and celebrate the accomplishment of your credentialed faculty. Below are resources for messages from campus leadership, campus news items, social media posts, web pages, and more.
Please notify ACUE’s communications team about any news stories, photo albums, social media coverage, web pages, etc., so we can cross-promote your efforts. Contact us at [email protected].
Sample interview questions
These sample questions can help you seek different campus perspectives on your institution’s partnership with ACUE and guide your interviews with participating faculty, administrators, and students of credentialed faculty. Faculty can tell you about how their teaching has evolved—and about how their use of evidence-based teaching practices has impacted their students. Administrators can tell you about how the partnership supports your institution’s goals. Students can tell you about the importance and impact of great teaching. You can share their experiences in campus news stories, press releases, social media posts, and more.
Message from campus leadership
Announce the launch of your partnership or the accomplishment of your credentialed faculty with a message from a campus leader such as a president or provost. While these templates are geared toward the campus community, they can be modified for messages to alumni or other stakeholders.
Campus news and newsletters
Share the news with your campus through your campus news site or newsletter. This could be a news-style story, a Q&A with a faculty member, or a regularly occurring “faculty spotlight.” If you are interested in drafting a press release for your campus news site, you’ll find templates and examples on the Press page. For assistance drafting a news story, contact us at [email protected].
Here are some examples of campus news stories:
(Arizona State University)
(Kansas State University)
(University of Southern Mississippi)
(University of Missouri)
(University of Nevada, Reno)
Inform your campus about your ACUE partnership by involving your institution’s student newspaper. The course launch and pinning ceremony are great opportunities for student reporters to interview faculty, take photos, and learn about how your institution is working to improve instructional quality. This document contains a brief background on ACUE and sample interview questions. It can be customized to include specifics on your institution’s partnership and on your course launch or pinning ceremony.
Social media is a channel for both institutions (your teaching center and/or your college/university) and individuals (facilitators, participating faculty, and campus administrators) to communicate what they’re doing to promote great teaching. Sample Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn posts are available for both groups.
While the sample posts are helpful resources, we encourage you to get creative: share a link to a news item about the initiative, a photo of a course launch or pinning ceremony, or the perspectives of participating faculty, students, and administrators.
ACUE’s communications team can also work with you on a social media graphic. One of our templates displays a quote, and another displays a pinning ceremony photo and data from a cohort’s Summary Report. If you’re interested in creating a social media graphic, please contact us at [email protected].
We encourage you to connect with ACUE on social media for the latest updates and to see featured posts on your institution:
Institution web page
A web page about your ACUE partnership on your institution’s website can serve as a lasting platform to explain your partnership and celebrate your credentialed faculty’s accomplishments. In the web pages below, you’ll see photos of course launches and pinning ceremonies, campus points of contact, application instructions for potential course-takers, recognitions of credentialed faculty, testimonials, and even a video.
Here are examples of institutions’ web pages highlighting our partnership:
Admissions page language
Your ACUE partnership demonstrates a dedication to ensuring your students receive quality instruction, as faculty are implementing the evidence-based teaching practices that improve student motivation, learning, and achievement. Adding information about this partnership to your institution’s admissions page can convey your commitment to instructional excellence and student success to prospective students and their parents.
Language for faculty and deans
This template includes language to describe your ACUE partnership and program of study to faculty and deans. You might find this useful for recruiting faculty, introducing participants to the initiative, or soliciting course-taker recommendations from deans and department heads.
Pinning ceremony invitation
Use this pinning ceremony invitation template to invite the campus community to celebrate your credentialed faculty’s accomplishment.
Recognition of credentialed faculty
Below are examples of other ways institutions have distinguished their credentialed faculty, such as medals awarded at pinning ceremonies, stoles for graduation, office door hangers and email signature widgets.