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Office of IDEAS

ACUE Microcredential Program

Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses

The Office of IDEAS at Fresno State has partnered with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to offer the DESIGNING LEARNER-CENTERED AND EQUITABLE COURSES microcredential.

We will be offering one course for up to 35 Fresno State faculty members for Spring 2023. Dates for the six week cohort will be announced. This microcredential is part of the Effective Online Teaching Practices Course, so if you have completed the full course you are ineligible for this microcredential. Upon successful completion of this microcredential, you will earn $400 in professional development funds which will be sent to your department.

Learn evidence-based practices for designing more equitable and learner-centered course outcomes with aligned assessments, assignments, and learning experiences that prepare students for success. In addition, you’ll learn to use grading practices and syllabi design in support of equity. 

ACUE’s microcredential in Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses fully supports both instructors who are building a course from the ground up as well as those teaching a predesigned course.

The course is organized around these six competencies and are aligned with ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework:

  • Ensuring Learner-Centered Course Outcomes
  • Designing Aligned Assessments and Assignments
  • Aligning Learning Experiences with Course Outcomes
  • Creating Equity with Checklists and Rubrics
  • Developing Equitable Grading Practices
  • Preparing an Inclusive Syllabus

Apply Now! Deadline is Friday, December 16.