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REBUILDetroit is partnering with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to offer the Course in Effective Teaching Practices this fall and spring.
ACUE’s course is based on more than three decades of research which identifies specific teaching practices that improve learning for all students. Faculty who complete the program are awarded a nationally-recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction that is co-endorsed by ACUE and the American Council on Education (ACE).
The Course consists of 25 learning modules that address over 200 evidence-based teaching practices. It is completed online with colleagues in a faculty cohort model, guided by facilitator Dr. Jahzara Mayes Otoo, Institutional Development Core Coordinator, REBUILDetroit. The modules are organized into five units of study: designing an effective course and class; establishing a productive learning environment; using active learning techniques; promoting higher order thinking; and assessing to inform instruction and promote learning.
The program kicked off with an in-person orientation on September 28th, lead by ACUE’s Dr. Carmen Macharaschwili, Regional Director of Academic Programs. The Course began October 1, 2017, and runs through April 8, 2018. Upon completion, participants will receive the Certificate in Effective College Instruction, a transcript of modules completed, and digital badges for each module/unit to demonstrate their success. Badges can be displayed on LinkedIn profiles, used in online teaching portfolios, and displayed on web pages as a sign of their achievement.
The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.