ACUE Effective Teaching Practices

Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)
a yearlong investment in your academic career

Enroll in Effective Teaching Practices to strengthen your teaching.

Study and practice teaching excellence in a blended learning program that spans the academic year.

1. Weekly online modules

2. Monthly cohort meetings

3. Reflection and practice


Application will open spring 2021

see last year's application

For more information or to let us know if you want to be recruited for ACUE 2021

Let your dean know that you want to be nominated.

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Info Session for accepted cohort: Zoom TBD

Cohort Meeting Dates:
Synchronous, in-person / online
Date and Time: TBD

$Free to participants. Costs covered by a generous donor to UNH

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Aligning Activities and Assignments With Course Outcomes - Introduction

Top student outcomes: Improved engagement, persistence to graduation, and career readiness.

Top faculty outcomes: Providing useful feedback, promoting active learning, and developing assessments.


The UNH Office of Engagement and Faculty Development with the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CEITL) are proud to offer faculty an opportunity to enhance UNH’s commitment to faculty and student success.

Faculty can enroll in this course in Effective Teaching Practices, offered in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE).  The course is designed for higher education faculty and leads to a nationally-recognized credential in Effective College Instruction. The course is endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). In addition, faculty who complete the course will be eligible to receive three graduate credits issued by ACUE’s accrediting body, and eight CEITL Parnership points.

The course consists of 25 modules that include teaching techniques for both face-to-face and online instruction. Faculty complete online modules and reflect upon their practice with a cohort of UNH faculty guided by a UNH facilitator.

As faculty progress through the course, they receive a digital badge for each unit to demonstrate their success. Faculty Digital Badges can be displayed on LinkedIn and other social media profiles, added to teaching portfolios and webpages as a sign of achievement. The course concludes with a pinning ceremony where faculty receive a credential in Effective College Instruction, ACUE pins, and a transcript of modules completed.

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Earn e-Badges in these areas of study:

1. Designing an Effective Course
Redesign courses, syllabi, and class sessions to better define and achieve desired student outcomes

2. Establishing a Productive Learning Environment
Practices that build relationships, embrace diversity, and help students persist

3. Using Active Learning Strategies
Strategies that promote and leverage active learning and facilitate engaging discussions

4. Promoting Higher Order Thinking
Strategies that deepen learning and help students take greater ownership of their studies

5. Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning
Methods of formative and summative assessment to promote learning and refine teaching

A.C.U.E. info sheet



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