ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices

Bryant University is excited to offer our faculty a professional development opportunity as part of our commitment to instructional excellence and student success.  This opportunity is available to all full-time faculty who will be teaching in Academic Year 2022, as well as adjunct faculty who have taught at Bryant for at least three years.   

Through a partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), Bryant University will offer our faculty members the opportunity to enroll in ACUE’s course in Effective Teaching Practices.  
This 25-week course prepares faculty in evidence-based teaching practices proven through independently validated research to improve student achievement and close equity gaps. Faculty members who complete the program earn a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction, the only college teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).  You can preview the course content by using this link Effective Teaching Practices. You will be in a cohort with other colleagues from Bryant as you work through the modules and will be engaging in live and asynchronous discussions about the material as a group.    

The program addresses all of the core competencies defined in ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework© and is organized into five major areas of practice:   

  • Designing an Effective Course
  • Establishing a Productive Learning Environment
  • Using Active Learning Strategies
  • Promoting Higher Order Thinking
  • Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning    

Of the thousands of faculty members who have enrolled in ACUE’s courses:  

  • 94% found the course content relevant to their work 
  • 94% found the course helpful in refining their teaching practice
  • 88% would recommend the course to a colleague   

Faculty members who complete the course will earn the Certificate in Effective College Instruction and earn digital badges, which can be added to your curriculum vitae, used in online teaching portfolios, and displayed on LinkedIn profiles or webpages as a sign of your achievement.   

Deadlines and Application Information  

  • Course will begin in Summer 2021 
  • Cohorts typically complete one module per week over 25 weeks. 
  • Internal ACUE research indicates that a faculty member spends approximately 2-3 hours of activity per week, on average, in the course.   

Information Session - We will hold an online information session Tuesday, May 25 at 10:00 am via Zoom. If you would like to learn more, be sure to sign up here.  

We have a limited number of seats available, and interested faculty are encouraged to apply by May 28th by emailing the CTE at  Your application should include a 1-2 paragraph statement that describes your interest in this initiative and your goals for completing the program.  

 Please include how you believe your participation could impact your teaching and your students’ learning and success. If selected, you are committing to active participation in the online course and face-to-face components (averages approx. 2-3 hours per week)  

Please contact Ed Kairiss or Constanza Bartholomae for more information.