Course in Effective Teaching Practices

As we recruit and prepare to welcome new faculty to IUPUI, consider incorporating the Association of College and University Educators  Course in Effective Teaching Practices into your offer packages or as a recruitment incentive. The course has been featured in  and has incorporated research from cognitive psychology and the learning sciences into the design of 25 online modules that span five domains.

Faculty Impact

92%of faculty found the content relevant to their work

100%of faculty report modules were helpful in refining teaching practice

92%of faculty would recommend the ACUE course to a colleague

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this course so far. Even though I’ve taught for a very long time, this has re-invigorated my teaching this semester. I focused on a class in the fall semester that I’ve been struggling with, and this course really helped me!”

A typical faculty member credentialed by ACUE:

Learns 73 new practices.
Learns more about 80 practices.
Implemented 35 new practices.
Plans to implement 73 additional practices.

“I learned that I need to pay attention to how my students are feeling and be open to adjusting my timelines.”

The course includes more than 180 brief instructional videos that help faculty to view and reflect upon examples of faculty teaching real students in real classrooms, augmented by expert commentary offered by researchers. In its second cohort, the course’s effectiveness suggests that faculty completing it use more active learning techniques, connect better with their students, and help students to persist. Outcomes such as these are particularly important for supporting student learning and success at IUPUI – a cornerstone of our strategic plan. 

 
IUPUI course-takers have the opportunity to:
·         Learn from leading subject matter experts
·         Analyze classroom demonstrations of evidence-based techniques
·         Collaborate with IUPUI colleagues
·         Receive expert feedback from an IUPUI coach
·         Put new techniques into practice
·         Earn a nationally recognized credential

The  are quite comprehensive and address many topics important to student learning and success. Because the ACUE course modules are online, they can be completed at any time and thus provide an ideal complement to our own “in person” programming. The course’s 25 modules support faculty in:

·         Designing and Effective Course and Class
·         Establishing a Productive Learning Environment
·         Using Active Learning Techniques
·         Promoting Higher Order Thinking
·         Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning

Yes! Endorsed by the American Council on Education, ACUE offers a  to faculty that successfully complete the course. Faculty members who complete the program requirements will also become IUPUI Teaching Fellows.

For 2020-2021:

$606 Covered by the Office of Academic Affairs
$303 Covered by the applicant’s school
$303 Covered by the Institute for Engaged Learning

2018-2019 Cohort
·         Lisa Angermeier (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Kathryn Berlin (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Renee Betts (School of Social Work)
·         Pei-Shiun Chang (School of Nursing)
·         Tina Chen (School of Science)
·         Christina Douglas (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Yvonne Fitzgerald (School of Social Work)
·         Alicia Fleming (School of Liberal Arts)
·         Jessica Klipsch (School of Nursing)
·         Christine Kroll (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Eric Kyere (School of Social Work)
·         Ellen Leonard (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Becky Liu-Lastres (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Stephanie Lyons (School of Social Work)
·         Mona Mirehle (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Pamela Morris (IUPUC Liberal Arts)
·         Tonja Padgett (School of Nursing)
·         Gemmicka Piper (University Library)
·         Janet Rhodes-Carlson (School of Social Work)
·         Charla Yearwood (School of Social Work)

2019-2020 Cohort
·         Kisha Alexander (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Rudy Banerjee (School of Liberal Arts)
·         Jeff Barbee (School of Engineering and Technology)
·         Patricia Clark (School of Science)
·         Matthew Condon (School of Liberal Arts)
·         Judith Crafton (School of Nursing)
·         Erin Engels (School of Liberal Arts)
·         Stephen Fallowfield (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Marion Greene (Fairbanks School of Public Health)
·         Jennifer Guiliano (School of Liberal Arts)
·         Kelly Hayes (School of Liberal Arts)
·         Anna Jessee (School of Science)
·         Lynn Jettpace (School of Liberal Arts)
·         Barbara Johnson (School of Science)
·         Kathy Marrs (School of Science)
·         Cathy Nickels-Herndon (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Allen Nyhuis (Fairbanks School of Public Health)
·         Stephen Overbey (School of Liberal Arts)
·         Thomas Rossbach (School of Science)
·         Kathleen Visovatti Weaver (School of Health and Human Sciences)
·         Angenita Williams (School of Liberal Arts)
·         Kevin Yancey (Kelley School of Business)
·         Haewon Yoon (Kelley School of Business)
·         Lin Zhu (School of Science)

“I want the students to take more ownership of their learning. By having them do the exam wrapper, it made them really look at what they did and did not do to prepare for the exam. They also were able to give me feedback on what they thought I could do to help them more. the most common thing I got told that I could do to help them is to add questions to the lecture.”

Contact:
Karen Lee
Director of Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Office of Academic Affairs
ude[dot]iupui[at]2eelk
317-274-2215