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 2022-23, 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. 

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.   

The next Bryant cohort will start in September 2022:

ACUE Graduates

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