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ACE2018: Innovation-Driven Approaches to Teaching Effectiveness

Efforts to improve the quality of instruction surface very differently across institutions based on mission, structure, approach, and population served. During a packed session at ACE2018, presenters delivered three 20-minute micro-sessions to thread the needle of technology-enhanced teaching and learning through the institutional, research, and instructional practice perspectives.

Johns Hopkins Study Finds Increased Satisfaction and Course Engagement Among Miami Dade College Students Taught by ACUE-Credentialed Faculty Members

A new study by the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Miami Dade College (MDC), finds that students gave faculty credentialed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) statistically higher marks when compared to college-wide averages.

Faculty Development as an Authentic Professional Practice

For most college instructors, regular participation in their teaching development is neither a workplace expectation nor a professional obligation. Yet faculty who regularly participate in professional development improve their students’ chances for success.

Stop Counting and Start Courting: The Role of a Chief Diversity Officer

Nicole Roach, chief diversity officer at Webster University, writes that you can spend as much money as you want to recruit a more diverse student body and faculty. But if your institution does not practice inclusion at all levels, they will eventually leave for an institution that does.

ACUE Announces Collaboration With Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), an organization working with dozens of colleges and universities to put great teaching at the heart of their student success agenda, has announced a collaboration with Bonni Stachowiak and the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.

Bridging Administration and Academics: Engaging Students in Campus Planning

ACE’s Robin M. Helms interviews Caroline Neal, a graduate student at Old Dominion University (ODU) and coordinator of ACE’s Internationalization Lab at ODU.

Competency Frameworks: Blueprints for Strong Learning Structures

A recent blog post from the Lumina Foundation discusses how frameworks act as blueprints to ensure all credentials are of high quality.

From Goucher College President José Bowen: Using Feedback From Students to Improve Your Teaching

José Bowen, president of Goucher College (MD), says encouraging his college instructors to take risks is crucial to promote a culture of teaching on campus. Dr. Bowen recently spoke with the Association of College and University Educator about how instructors can use student feedback to improve their teaching, a topic he discusses in depth as a subject matter expert for ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices.

Seeking Better Student Outcomes? Start With Improving Instructional Quality

As the focus in higher education becomes more concentrated on student outcomes, the impact of instructional quality on student retention, persistence and success rates—and institutional efficiency—has come to the fore.

VIDEO: How an Engagement Trigger at the Start of Class Improves Student Engagement

Bonita Veysey is leading a cohort of faculty who are enrolled in ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices, which launched this semester as a cornerstone initiative of Rutgers University–Newark’s P3 Collaboratory. Vesey andAlexander Sannella spoke with The Newark Times about teaching practices they’ve learned and implemented and the immediate response they’re seeing from students.

How Higher Education Leaders Are Making Great Teaching A Priority On Their Campuses

How can institutions ensure that effective instruction is a key component of their student success plans? That question was at the center of a lively discussion at ACE2017 on Sunday afternoon. In the concurrent session “Great Teaching Is No Longer Optional,” college and university leaders shared fresh insights on how they are implementing new programs… Read more »

Diverse Faculty for Diverse Students: How Two Leaders Are Transforming Their Approach

As a Latino and an equity-minded scholar, I often find myself engaged in conversations and attending conference sessions on topics of diversity with other people of color. This is often the case whether I’m at a scholarly conference or most recently at ACE2017, a conference for senior-level administrators including chancellors, presidents, provosts and chief academic officers and deans.