ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practice

The CU Denver Center for Faculty Development (CFD) is getting ready to roll out a fantastic Provost funded professional development opportunity for faculty.  In 2018-2019 we will be offering the ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practice, a 25 module, online course that prepares college educators to use the research-based techniques shown to help students succeed.  We are recruiting up to 40 course takers to participate in the ACUE Course. I hope that several SEHD faculty we be part of our cohort!


Benefits of encouraging faculty participation in ACUE for Program Head or Department Chairs:

  • Improve instructional quality in your area and enhance student success.
  • Reward your best faculty members.
  • Promote your up and coming teaching stars.
  • Give faculty members who are working toward RTP an opportunity to develop and document teaching excellence.
  • Provide a valuable training opportunity and a perk to CTT, Instructors, and Senior. Instructors whose primary responsibility is teaching.
  • Offer support to faculty members who may need to build their teaching skills.
  • Use participation in ACUE as evidence of alignment with school/college and university strategic priorities.
  • Use participation in ACUE for evidence in reaccreditation processes.


Benefits to Faculty:

  • Earn a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction (endorsed by American Council on Education).
  • Build and diversify your evidence of teaching excellence for RTP and merit review.
  • Enhance student engagement, motivation, and learning.
  • Meet and learn with your faculty colleagues from across campus.
  • Improve your FCQs.
  • Enhance your enjoyment of teaching.
  • Improve student performance in your classes.


Interested faculty can:


Additional Resources:


Margaret C. Wood, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Faculty Development
Professor of Anthropology
University of Colorado Denver
1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 320
Denver, CO 80204