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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:

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 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

Applications for summer and fall 2020 closed. 
Thank you for your interest!
We will be accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Due to content overlap, we are not accepting applications from people who have previously completed the ACUE Effective Teaching Practices course.​​


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