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ACUE and Faculty Fellowship in Teaching & Learning

by Cheryl Kohen on 2023-08-21T08:31:03-04:00 | 0 Comments

ACUE Certification & Faculty Fellowship Opportunities

Daytona State College is again excited to offer our full-time and part-time faculty members professional development opportunities to engage in evidence-based nationally recognized graduate-level teaching certification. In addition, to support this initiative, we're also excited to hire two new Faculty Fellows in Teaching & Learning. Download the application to serve as the Faculty Fellow in Teaching and LearningApplications are due Monday, 8/28/2023.  Learn more about both below and apply today!

Enroll in ACUE!

Daytona State College is excited to offer its faculty the opportunity to participate in and pursue a Certificate in Effective Online College Instruction, the only college teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). The ACUE enrollment period begins now! All full-time and part-time faculty will be eligible but there is a limit to the number of participants. You can (and are encouraged to) sign up for more than one course.

Enroll in an ACUE Cohort

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September 11 - October 29, 2023

  • Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners
  • Creating a Productive Learning Environment
  • Creating a Productive [Online] Learning Environment

October 23 - December 17, 2023

  • Promoting Active Learning
  • Promoting Active Learning [Online]

ACUE Microcredentials

Four microcredentials (offered over an academic year) prepare faculty with evidence-based teaching practices proven to increase student achievement and close equity gaps. The courses are also in alignment with our mission to: emphasize student success, embrace excellence, and foster innovation to enhance teaching and learning.

ACUE courses feature digital badging providing an easy way to document a commitment to instructional excellence. Badges can be added to your curriculum vitae, used in online teaching portfolios, and displayed on LinkedIn profiles or web pages as a sign of your achievement.

Structure of the Training

Modules (25 in total) are combined into four micro-credential courses. Once all four are completed, participants will earn a Certificate in Effective {Online} College Instruction. Most of these different micro-credentials are either focused on the face-to-face classroom or virtual learning environments. The four courses are: 

  • Promoting Active Learning
  • Creating a Productive Learning Environment
  • Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learning
  • Designing Learner-Centered Courses


The course will make extensive use of an online platform for the delivery of content and is presented asynchronously. During the course, faculty will think about their course, attempt to implement new or expanded skills, and reflect on the effectiveness of those changes. ACUE estimates faculty will spend 2-3 hours per week on coursework.

Faculty Fellow in Teaching & Learning

Faculty Fellows in Teaching & Learning is a professional development opportunity and faculty designation that would complement the offering of the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Effective Teaching Practices training. The Faculty Fellow in Teaching & Learning would provide faculty with peer mentorship through applying and adopting the ACUE teaching and learning principles in the face-to-face and virtual classroom to better support students' academic success. The Faculty Fellow in Teaching and Learning will work and collaborate with peer faculty members, ACUE facilitators, instructional designers, and other staff members within the Division of Online Studies. This is a two-semester commitment in which the full-time faculty member agrees to spend three hours per week working in the Faculty Innovation Center and/or meet remotely to mentor and train peer faculty while creating teaching resources and participating in teaching & learning events on campus.

Download the application to serve as the Faculty Fellow in Teaching and LearningApplications are due Monday, 8/28/2023. Please direct any questions regarding the Faculty Fellows in Teaching & Learning to me.

For additional questions or one-on-one help, please contact us at the Faculty Innovation Center. You may book a face-to-face or virtual appointment, contact us via email at, or call 386.506.3485. FIC office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM now located on the second floor of Nunamann Hall (building 200). If you found this to be enlightening and valuable, please subscribe to our blog! We look forward to seeing everyone virtually and in-person!

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Dr. Cheryl Kohen
Dean, Division of Online Studies
Division of Online Studies

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