USA Partners With ACUE on 'Effective Teaching Practices'

Posted on June 26, 2018
Joy Washington

Looking to explore bold and creative teaching methods to enhance student learning, the University of South Alabama is teaming up with the Association of College and University Educators to deliver a new campus course experience.

Titled “Effective Teaching Practices,” the initiative will be implemented by South’s Innovation in Learning Center.

“ACUE will partner with South Alabama to support and credential faculty to use evidence-based teaching practices that drive student engagement, retention and learning,” explained Dr. David Johnson, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “USA has met with representatives from ACUE to bring this important initiative to the USA campus and has been impressed by the overall learning design of their course.”

The new course will be delivered online to faculty cohorts, and when faculty members complete the course they earn a certificate in Effective College Instruction, which is endorsed by the American Council on Education, and will have access to ongoing learning opportunities and professional practices.

According to Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury, executive director of the ILC, the partnership will benefit faculty in a couple of ways:

  • To help faculty learn about and adopt instructional strategies proven to improve students’ learning experiences and measure the impact these efforts have.
  • To improve the quality of promotion and tenure packages, particularly in how faculty articulate a dynamic and evidence-based teaching philosophy and provide evidence of effective teaching; and enhance faculty productivity in their scholarship by developing new lines of inquiry through the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Interested faculty are invited to attend a faculty information and orientation session to learn more about the new ILC ACUE experience. They should RSVP to ILC at The sessions are from 1-2 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. on June 26. Light refreshments will be served.

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