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Professor Gotch Leads ACUE on Effective Teaching

During Winter and Spring 2019 Professor Donna Gotch lead a faculty cohort in 25 online learning modules mentoring them in using new teaching strategies in their classes. Faculty who satisfied the program requirements, which complements the university's ongoing faculty development, were awarded a nationally recognized certificate in Effective College Instruction that is co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education. Aligned with the latest research in cognition and adult learning, ACUE's courses address more than 200 evidence-based teaching practices, covering how to design an effective course; establish a productive learning environment; use active learning techniques; promote higher-order thinking; and utlilize assessments to inform instruction and promote learning. In addition to Professor Gotch the following Communication Studies faculty completed the course and will be awarded their certificates in Effective College Instruction in September: Thomas Berry, Angelina Burkhart, Brenda Ortiz, Sarah Patzold and Sabrina Roberts.