Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) program
In 2016, the University launched its partnership with ACUE to prepare, support and credential faculty members and graduate students in evidence-based teaching approaches that improve student achievement and promote equity through ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices.
The 25-module, facilitated online course requires that participants learn about and implement the practices across all core teaching competencies, including embracing diversity in the classroom, creating civil and inclusive learning environments, engaging underprepared students, facilitating productive discussions, and helping students persist to graduation, among others. Eight cohorts of faculty and graduate students have been engaged in the program to date as part of the University’s goal to improve student success by promoting instructional excellence campus-wide. Read more in NEVADA Today: University is driving innovation in diversity and inclusivity with new campus initiatives.
Faculty and graduate students do not sign up for this program; they are invited if eligible. For more information, please contact the Office of the Provost.
Teaching Excellence Initiative program
The Provost sponsors the Teaching Excellence Initiative program which brings together faculty that have completed the ACUE program, teaching award recipients and Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) to share a variety of best-practice teaching methods, instructional design/technology uses and offer services such as peer teaching review and feedback for faculty. The program is new in Spring 2020, so keep an eye out for more information.
Office of the Provost