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Office of IDEAS

ACUE Effective Teaching Practice AY 2023/24

During the 2023-24 Academic Year, the Office of IDEAS is offering the ACUE Effective Teaching Practices credential for up to 35 faculty members. Participants in this cohort will complete the following four courses - each of which take approximately 8 weeks spread out over the academic year to complete:

  • Promoting Active Learning
  • Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment
  • Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners
  • Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses

Each course addresses competencies within the ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework.

Individuals who are accepted into the cohort will also be part of a Faculty Learning Community during the 2023-2024 academic year. 

In this community-based course you will learn evidence-based practices for designing powerful learning outcomes, aligning all aspects of your course to support students in meeting those outcomes and planning a first day that ensures students are prepared to start strong. Furthermore this course addresses the pedagogical approaches, as well as some technical basics, to help you design a course and course materials that support student success. Throughout the course, you will learn with a professionally facilitated online cohort of faculty members, with whom you will share insights of IDEAS at Fresno State has partnered with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to offer the Designing Student-and ideas. 

The online course consists of six asynchronous modules with two FLC meetings designed to support and expand the course experience. The average time commitment in completing the course is 2-3 hours per week over eight weeks.

Following completion of the course, faculty will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of artifacts highlighting their experiences in the Designing Student-Centered Courses microcredential.