With great teaching, students succeed. Decades of scholarship have identified practices that help students engage, persist in their studies, and learn more.
All of our colleagues deserve the opportunity to learn about and implement these approaches. Teaching centers are essential. With ACUE’s comprehensive online courses, you can further your reach and impact.
Office of Teaching Effectiveness & Innovation
“ACUE’s online course, rich with videos embedded in a smart learning design, can reach everyone.”
Center for Effective Teaching and Learning
California State University, Los Angeles
“Effective teaching is critical to our students’ success, especially for our many first-generation learners.”
“Through ACUE, we can prepare our faculty with their ‘degree’ in pedagogy. It can be the nation’s teaching center and help us change lives.”
All the Essentials
What teaching practices should every college educator know about and be able to use effectively in their classes?
These core competencies are defined in ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework, a comprehensive statement of essential knowledge and skills across five major areas of teaching. Aligned to the Effective Practice Framework, ACUE’s courses include over 200 recommended evidence-based practices. Developed in collaboration with leading experts, teaching center directors, and faculty, the Framework was independently validated and endorsed by the American Council on Education.
In every course, faculty collaborate with peers and receive guidance from expert facilitators—often through a teaching center. Courses include numerous instructional resources, interviews with leading experts, and demonstration videos to see, and learn from, great teaching in action. This practical and relevant experience helps faculty learn more deeply about—and implement—approaches across all of the Framework’s competencies.
Designed for Change
ACUE’s research-based learning design guides cohorts of faculty from foundational knowledge through higher order learning to the implementation of proven approaches, reflection on one’s practice, and refinement based on peer and expert feedback. These graduate-level offerings are delivered online, certified by Quality Matters, and lead to a credential co-issued with the American Council on Education.
A Lifelong Pursuit
Teaching is both a science and an art. It takes a lifetime to master. As a member of ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice, faculty enjoy ongoing support to refine their teaching, stay current on research, and advance the national conversation.