ACUE Certification


The CFE is happy to offer you a new opportunity this fall, designed to enhance our campus commitment to faculty and student success. We are partnering with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to pilot the Course in Effective Teaching Practices with a select number of faculty participants. The Course is the first course designed for higher education faculty that leads to a nationally-recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). This opportunity to participate will be offered at no cost to you or your department.

The Course consists of 25 modules that you will complete online working with a cohort of other faculty and guided by a facilitator from the CFE. ACUE will kick off the program with an in-person orientation on Friday, Oct. 20, after which participants will begin work on the first two modules. The Course will begin the week of Oct. 23 and go through March 19 with course takers completing one or two online modules each week. Participation in the Course also requires participation in Cohort Luncheon meetings that will take place approx. every three to four weeks. The course will cover the following areas: 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. You can learn more about the Course and the content of each module here:

After you have successfully completed the course you 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 that participants earn can be displayed on their LinkedIn profiles, used in online teaching portfolios and displayed on webpages as a sign of their achievement.

We encourage you to consider participating in this opportunity. The Provost's Office and the Division of Academic Affairs enthusiastically support this initiative and look forward to honoring successful participants at the end of the course with a formal letter of recognition and a campus-wide celebration.

ACUE Sample Module

We have an internal application process! To be considered for the ACUE program, please fill out our short application form and send it to -- we will be admitting applicants on a rolling basis.

Click here to download the  Application-ACUE@CFE  form.

Our Cohort 2017-18 

ACUE Cohort 17-18


ACUE Cohort Lunch and Learn 

Remote Groups

ACUE Group Denton