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Center for Faculty Development

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Center for Faculty Development

Call for Applications: 2024 - 25 Signature Programs Due May 1

ACUE Effective Online Teaching Practices

ACUE Promoting Engaged and Active Learning Microcredential

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellows

Innovative Teaching Fall 2024 Mini-Grants


2024 Call for Proposals

Fall First Week 2024
Rebranded from its previous name of Faculty First Week, in its sixth year, Fall First Week provides time for colleges and schools to meet, engage with campus resources, and learn from one another’s expertise as we prepare for the academic year ahead. Along with the name change, this year’s fall program will see some other updates. 

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First-Year Retention Rates Higher for Students of ACUE Faculty at Southern Miss

ACUE ROI at Southern MissAt The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), faculty began taking ACUE microcredential courses in Fall 2016. Given the phase-in of USM faculty who take ACUE courses over time, some students may take courses taught by ACUE faculty while others may not. This analysis focuses on two cohorts of first year students at USM in academic years 2017–18 and 2018–19. Over these years, first-year students took courses taught by 62 ACUE faculty and 775 non-ACUE faculty. The analysis finds evidence that first-year students who took at least one course taught by an ACUE faculty had a higher likelihood of returning to USM in the subsequent academic years.

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CFD Advisory Board

Teaching Innovation Grants

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Southern Miss faculty have earned the ACUE Distinguished Teaching Scholar designation.


The inaugural year for the Faculty Leadership Institute inspired by Vision 2020. 

The success of new faculty is prioritized through Orientation and First Year Foundation programming.