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ACUE Course Options for Faculty

Great Teaching is at the Heart of Student Success

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning partnered with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to provide a targeted initiative aimed at providing support for faculty to learn about and apply proven teaching techniques.  The goal of these courses is to prepare college instructors to use research-based techniques that help students succeed. Faculty will participate in a cohort of colleagues from CU Denver.  Knowledgeable CETL Faculty Fellows will facilitate the online course and will structure a faculty learning community to provide wrap-around support, an essential element of this program.​

Course Options:

Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment
January 22, 2021 - March 19th, 2021
Provides you with practices to enable you to create an optimal online environment to support learning—including how to increase student engagement, embrace diversity, and help students persist in meeting academic challenges. Organized around six modules and takes approximately eight weeks to complete. Learn with a facilitated online cohort of CU Denver faculty members, with whom you will share insights and ideas.

  • Welcoming Students to Online Learning
  • Promoting Civil Online Learning
  • Engaging Underprepared Students in Online LearningHelping Students Persist in Online Learning
  • Embracing Diversity in Online Learning
  • Checking for Student Understanding in Online Learning
  • Providing Useful Feedback for Online Learning
Learn how to engage underprepared students, embrace diversity in your classroom, provide useful feedback, and more—in the online learning environment.

Deadline to apply: December 4th, 5:00 pm

​​Who are we looking for?

  • Faculty who love teaching and want to enhance their work
  • Faculty who struggle with teaching and want to improve
  • Junior faculty who are new to teaching
  • Senior faculty who want to renew their teaching practice
  • Mid-career faculty who are looking to perfect their teaching
  • Faculty who teach large, challenging introductory courses
  • Faculty who want to see their students succeed
  • Tenured, Tenure-track, Non-tenure track (Note: we will consider applications from Lecturers in consultation with their Chair)​ 


  • Faculty receive enrollment in the ACUE Course for FREE (value of $600 for the micro-credentials and $1500 for the full course, paid by the CETL)
  • ​Faculty earn either a micro-credential towards the nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction or can earn the Certificate in Effective College Instruction
  • Research on ACUE participants indicate that faculty experience:
    • ​increase in student retention
    • increase in student engagement
    • increase in student satisfaction
    • feeling more confident about their teaching
    • higher course GPAs for students
    • lower DFW rates for students 
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