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New cohort of IUPUI faculty participating in Course in Effective Teaching Practices

Jul 14, 2021
An aerial shot of above the IUPUI Campus Center looking downtown
This is the fourth cohort participating in the Association of College and University Educators’ Course in Effective Teaching Practices.Photo by James Brosher, Indiana University

A new cohort of over 30 IUPUI faculty has been named to the Association of College and University Educators’ Course in Effective Teaching Practices.

Offered through the Office of Academic Affairs and implemented by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the course is in alignment with Priority 1: The Success of our Students and Goal 1: Promote Undergraduate Student Learning and Success of the IUPUI Strategic Plan.

The Course in Effective Teaching Practices ensures that faculty learn about and implement the approaches that improve engagement and persistence, and promote deeper learning.

The class consists of 25 modules separated into five units of study:

  • Designing an Effective Course and Class.
  • Establishing a Productive Learning Environment.
  • Using Active Learning Techniques.
  • Promoting Higher-Order Thinking.
  • Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning. ​

There are 180 brief instructional videos that help faculty reflect upon examples of teaching real students in real classrooms, augmented by expert commentary offered by researchers.

“I’ve heard such positive feedback about the ACUE course from faculty who have taken it about its engaging format and how much they’ve gained from trying new teaching strategies,” said Terri Tarr, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. “Faculty can form connections with cohort colleagues and the CTL that continue past the end of the course. The course has been an excellent way to expand the capacity of the CTL with evidence-based programming that requires minimal staff time.”

Over the past three years, more than 70 IUPUI faculty have completed the course, with 100 percent reporting that the modules were helpful in refining teaching practice, and 92 percent finding the content relevant to their work and that they would recommend the course to a colleague. Recent analyses conducted by IUPUI’s Institutional Research and Decision Support showed better student performance outcomes in courses taught by faculty who have completed the course

“Our faculty have consistently said the course has had a significant impact on their teaching and overall student success in their courses, and that they have really enjoyed the experience,” said Jerry Daday, executive associate dean of the Institute for Engaged Learning. ”The commitment of our faculty to complete the ACUE course is an important part of our ongoing efforts to promote student success, especially among first-year students enrolled in our general education and gateway courses.” 

Faculty members in the 2021-22 cohort are:

  • 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, IUPUC.
  • 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.


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