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.
Summer 2020 (June 18 - August 9) – Promoting Active Learning Online: A six-week online course that will help you build student engagement and enhance student learning in virtual contexts. Participants earn an ACUE Microcredential.
Summer 2020 (June 18 - August 9) – Designing Student-Centered Courses Online: A six-week online course that will help you design powerful learning outcomes and align your class activities and assignments. Participants earn an ACUE Microcredential.
Fall 2020 (August 12 - September 27) – Promoting Active Learning
Online: 6-week micro-credential course: Gain proven active learning
techniques to engage students, plan and facilitate discussions, and more—in the
online learning environment.
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 (August 12 - May 14) – Effective Teaching Practices 25-week course: Comprehensive in scope, faculty members learn together and
implement approaches to design an effective course and class, establish a productive learning environment, use active learning techniques, promote higher-order thinking, and assess in ways that inform instruction and promote deeper
levels of learning. Completion of this course leads to a nationally recognized Certificate
in Effective College Instruction.
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
- Senior faculty who want to renew
their teaching practice
- Mid-career faculty who are looking
to perfect their teaching
- Faculty who teach large, challenging
- Faculty who want to see their
- 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
- 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
- higher course GPAs for students
- lower DFW rates for students
Applications for summer and fall 2020 closed.
Thank you for your interest!
We will be accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Due to content overlap, we are not accepting applications from people who have previously completed the ACUE Effective Teaching Practices course.