Course in Effective Teaching Practices

As we recruit and prepare to welcome new faculty to IU Indianapolis, consider incorporating the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Course in Effective Teaching Practices into your offer packages or as a recruitment incentive. The course has been featured in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning and has incorporated research from cognitive psychology and the learning sciences into the design of 25 online modules that span five domains.

Faculty Impact

92%of faculty found the content relevant to their work

100%of faculty report modules were helpful in refining teaching practice

92%of faculty would recommend the ACUE course to a colleague

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this course so far. Even though I’ve taught for a very long time, this has re-invigorated my teaching this semester. I focused on a class in the fall semester that I’ve been struggling with, and this course really helped me!”

A typical faculty member credentialed by ACUE:

Learns 73 new practices.
Learns more about 80 practices.
Implemented 35 new practices.
Plans to implement 73 additional practices.

“I learned that I need to pay attention to how my students are feeling and be open to adjusting my timelines.”

The course includes more than 180 brief instructional videos that help faculty to view and reflect upon examples of faculty teaching real students in real classrooms, augmented by expert commentary offered by researchers. In its second cohort, the course’s effectiveness suggests that faculty completing it use more active learning techniques, connect better with their students, and help students to persist. Outcomes such as these are particularly important for supporting student learning and success at IU Indianapolis – a cornerstone of our strategic plan. 

IU Indianapolis course-takers have the opportunity to:
·         Learn from leading subject matter experts
·         Analyze classroom demonstrations of evidence-based techniques
·         Collaborate with IU Indianapolis colleagues
·         Receive expert feedback from an IU Indianapolis coach
·         Put new techniques into practice
·         Earn a nationally recognized credential

The course modules are quite comprehensive and address many topics important to student learning and success. Because the ACUE course modules are online, they can be completed at any time and thus provide an ideal complement to our own “in person” programming. The course’s 25 modules support faculty in:

·         Designing and Effective Course and Class
·         Establishing a Productive Learning Environment
·         Using Active Learning Techniques
·         Promoting Higher Order Thinking
·         Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning

Yes! Endorsed by the American Council on Education, ACUE offers a Certificate in Effective College Instruction to faculty that successfully complete the course. Faculty members who complete the program requirements will also become IU Indianapolis Teaching Fellows.

For 2021-2022:

$606 Covered by the Office of Academic Affairs
$303 Covered by the applicant’s school
$303 Covered by the Institute for Engaged Learning

2018-2019 Cohort
Lisa Angermeier (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Kathryn Berlin (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Renee Betts (School of Social Work)
Pei-Shiun Chang (School of Nursing)
Tina Chen (School of Science)
Christina Douglas (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Yvonne Fitzgerald (School of Social Work)
Alicia Fleming (School of Liberal Arts)
Jessica Klipsch (School of Nursing)
Christine Kroll (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Eric Kyere (School of Social Work)
Ellen Leonard (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Becky Liu-Lastres (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Stephanie Lyons (School of Social Work)
Mona Mirehle (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Pamela Morris (IU Columbus Liberal Arts)
Tonja Padgett (School of Nursing)
Gemmicka Piper (University Library)
Janet Rhodes-Carlson (School of Social Work)
Charla Yearwood (School of Social Work)

2019-2020 Cohort
Kisha Alexander (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Rudy Banerjee (School of Liberal Arts)
Jeff Barbee (School of Engineering and Technology)
Patricia Clark (School of Science)
Matthew Condon (School of Liberal Arts)
Judith Crafton (School of Nursing)
Erin Engels (School of Liberal Arts)
Stephen Fallowfield (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Marion Greene (Fairbanks School of Public Health)
Jennifer Guiliano (School of Liberal Arts)
Kelly Hayes (School of Liberal Arts)
Anna Jessee (School of Science)
Lynn Jettpace (School of Liberal Arts)
Barbara Johnson (School of Science)
Kathy Marrs (School of Science)
Cathy Nickels-Herndon (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Allen Nyhuis (Fairbanks School of Public Health)
Stephen Overbey (School of Liberal Arts)
Thomas Rossbach (School of Science)
Kathleen Visovatti Weaver (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Angenita Williams (School of Liberal Arts)
Kevin Yancey (Kelley School of Business)
Haewon Yoon (Kelley School of Business)
Lin Zhu (School of Science)

2020-2021 Cohort
Demetra Andrews (Kelley School of Business)
Kelly Van Busum (School of Science)
Ran Chang (School of Informatics and Computing)
Emily Davis (School of Nursing)
Patricia Fox (School of Engineering and Technology)
Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick (IU Columbus)
Patricia Snell Herzog (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)
Katrenia Reed Hughes (School of Engineering and Technology)
Lasana D. Kazembe (School of Education)
John King (School of Informatics and Computing)
Chris Krull (School of Engineering and Technology)
Gina Londino-Smolar (School of Science)
Annie Mahon (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Emily Murphy (Kelley School of Business)
Melissa Nemeth (Kelley School of Business)
Marie Nguyen (School of Science)
Mathew A. Powers (School of Informatics and Computing)
Saptarshi Purkayastha (School of Informatics and Computing)
Kevin Rand (School of Science)
Corinne Renguette (School of Engineering and Technology)
Edward Rhoads (School of Science)
Lamia Scherzinger (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Geoffre Sherman (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Todd Shelton (School of Informatics and Computing)
Rodney Smith (School of Informatics and Computing)
Michael Sprinkle (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Julie Stella (School of Engineering and Technology)
Elizabeth Kay Wager (School of Engineering and Technology)
Zeb Wood (School of Informatics and Computing)
Chaochieh Yang (School of Dentistry)
Mary Yoke (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Hongqiu Zhao (School of Science)
Lin Zheng (Kelley School of Business)
Louie Zhu (School of Informatics and Computing)

For 2021-22:
Keith Anliker (School of Science)
Cheryl Armstrong (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Jeremy Beach (School of Liberal Arts)
Melissa Braunschweig (School of Liberal Arts)
Landon Brothers (Division of Undergraduate Education)
Jennifer Bryant (School of Dentistry)
Mary Ann Cohen (School of Liberal Arts)
Jeannette Conrad (School of Nursing)
Barb Cutillo (Kelley School of Business)
Andrea Engler (Division of Undergraduate Education)
Mary Ann Frank (School of Engineering and Technology)
Patrick Gentry (School of Science)
Treg Hopkins (Kelley School of Business)
Heaven Hollander (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Monica Hubal (School of Health and Human Sciences)
Meryl Krieger (School of Liberal Arts)
Dena Klineline (School of Nursing)
Michele Luzetski (School of Engineering and Technology)
Catherine Macris (School of Science)
Kayla Maxey (School of Engineering and Technology)
Chuiyuan Meng (School of Engineering and Technology)
Susan Meshulam (School of Science)
Milena Mileva (School of Liberal Arts)
Mark Minglin (Division of Undergraduate Education)
Steven Mohler (Division of Business, IU Columbus)
Jennifer Nelson (School of Science)
Kelli Roush (School of Nursing)
Peggy Stockdale (School of Science)
Mila Walker (School of Nursing)
Jing Wang (School of Liberal Arts)
Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow (Kelley School of Business)
Gina Yoder (School of Education)

“I want the students to take more ownership of their learning. By having them do the exam wrapper, it made them really look at what they did and did not do to prepare for the exam. They also were able to give me feedback on what they thought I could do to help them more. the most common thing I got told that I could do to help them is to add questions to the lecture.”

Karen Lee
Director of Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Office of Academic Affairs