Your institution’s investment in great teaching is good news worth sharing. To attract external media coverage, you could send a press release to local news outlets or work with a campus champion to draft an op-ed. Below are resources for getting press coverage and examples of other partners’ coverage. Please notify ACUE’s communications team about any media coverage, and we would be delighted to promote it on our news page, in our newsletter, and on our social media. Contact us at [email protected].
Here are examples of local news stories (print and video) about ACUE partnerships:
(The Huntsville Item, Sam Houston State University)
Alderson Broaddus University chosen to join the National Consortium for Instructional Excellence and Career Guidance
(WBOY 12, Alderson Broaddus University)
(Patch, Naugatuck Valley Community College)
(The Newark Times, Rutgers University-Newark)
(Hattiesburg American, University of Southern Mississippi)
Press release examples
You can post a press release on your institution’s news site or send it to local news media. Here are examples of partners’ press releases:
(California State University San Bernardino)
(University of Colorado Denver)
Press release templates
These two templates can help you draft a press release to share with news media or on your institution’s website. One announces the beginning of a partnership/course, and one recognizes the accomplishment of credentialed faculty. The templates include placeholders for quotes from an administrator, facilitator, and course-taker.
Watch the video Sam Houston State University produced about their efforts to promote excellence in teaching on their ACUE web page, The Newark Times’s video about Rutgers University-Newark’s ACUE partnership here and ACUE’s video featuring interviews with partner administrators and credentialed faculty here.
Listen to a podcast episode from the Arizona State University College of Health Solution here. We are delighted to work with Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast’s Bonni Stachowiak on episodes featuring teaching experts, and we welcome you to listen to Bonni’s podcast as another helpful example.
Sample interview questions
We recommend that you include quotes in your press releases and news stories. These sample questions can guide your interviews with course-takers, administrators, and students of ACUE-credentialed faculty.
ACUE’s boilerplate language
The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) believes that all college students deserve an extraordinary education and that faculty members play a critical role in their success. In partnership with institutions of higher education nationwide, ACUE supports and credentials faculty members in the use of evidence-based teaching practices that drive student engagement, retention, and learning. Faculty members who complete ACUE courses earn certificates in effective college instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education. ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice connects college educators from across the country through member forums, podcasts, and updates on the latest developments in the scholarship of teaching and learning. To learn more, visit acue.org.