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Center for Faculty Development

ACUE Faculty Development Institute at Southern Miss

The ACUE experience on our campus has been transformative institutionally. Through the ACUE Faculty Development Institute participants support one anothers’ teaching and over all success as faculty members, resulting in new community connections across the university as well as powerful impacts in the classroom.

Dr. Amy Chasteen, Executive Vice Provost of Academic Affairs at Southern Miss

The ACUE Faculty Development Institute at Southern Miss is an intensive professional development program offered to enhance teaching practices. The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) was founded by leaders in higher education to advance instruction, support college educators, and promote student success. ACUE helps colleges and universities achieve their goals for students through innovative faculty development partnerships and a research-based Course in Effective Teaching Practices.

The ACUE Faculty Development Institute at Southern Miss includes four programs: 

  • Effective Teaching Practices (ETP)—Three-semester program focused on evidence-based teaching practices in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. 
  • Effective Online Teaching Practices (EOTP)—Three-semester program focused on evidence-based teaching practices and course design in online courses. 
  • Advanced Certificate in Effective College Instruction—Following the initial earning of the Certificate in Effective College Instruction, faculty can earn the advanced certificate by completing two more semesters in the second program. 
  • Fostering a Culture of Belonging (FCB)—The ACUE Fostering a Culture of Belong program (formerly called Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning) supports faculty and staff in creating community and a sense of belonging in curricular and extra-curricular experiences. Inclusivity takes intention, awareness of impact, and daily practice. The community of ACUE allows for open discussions with other educators on the following topics:
    • Managing Implicit Biases
    • Reducing Microagressions in Learning Environments
    • Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat
    • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
    • Designing Equity Centered-Courses

The 10-week program allows for individual and collective reflection through ACUE modules and weekly facilitated meetings.

ACUE Faculty fellows invest time (1) individually working through online interactive modules, (2) exploring at least one technique in a class during the week, and (3) joining together each week as a group for a facilitated discussion on that week's topic. At the end of every course/microcredential, faculty fellows receive an ACUE/USM Certificate from the Center for Faculty Development as well as badges from ACUE, indicating their successful completion of that stage of training. 

Upon the successful completion of Effective Teaching Practices, Effective Online Teaching Practices, or the Advanced Certificate, faculty fellows earn the Certificate in Effective College Instruction, endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE), and are conferred the USM designation of ACUE Distinguished Teaching Scholar

Applications are accepted year round with a priority deadline for the 2022 - 2023 ACUE cohorts of November 11, 2022. ACUE Faculty Fellows that are selected to participate in the 2022 - 2023 academic year will notified on or before December 2, 2022. Click the link below the program you would like to apply for.

ACUE Effective Teaching Practices, EOTP & THE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

ACUE FOSTERING A CULTURE OF BELONGING MICROCREDENTIAL

 
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ACUE Faculty Fellows

Bridgette L. Davis Education
Xuyang He Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
Ann Marie Kinnell Interdisciplinary Studies & Professional Development
Michael Madson Psychology
Jennifer O'Sullivan Finance
Stephanie Parks Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
Jae-Hwa Shin Communication
Bryan Spuhler Child and Family Sciences
Karl J. Wallace Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Reginald Wilson Accounting
Fan Zhang Construction and Design

 

Brandon Allen Marketing
Jon Bottema Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
Brigitte Burgess Marketing
Kemal Cambazoglu Ocean Science and Engineering
Susan Katherine Clark Child and Family Sciences
Allison Formanack Social Science and Global Studies
Dana Hart Accountancy
John Mark Lawler Performing and Visual Arts
Marcus Michels Performing and Visual Arts
Jay Morris Performing and Visual Arts
Susan Rayner Professional Nursing Practice
Michelle Toepfer Professional Nursing Practice
Kelly Vera Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences
Lakenya Forthner Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
Clinton Martin Construction and Design
Xinyu Mills Library and Information Science
Jason Wallace Education
Cindy Walls Construction and Design
LaWanda Baskin Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
J. Theresa Bush Performing and Visual Arts
Stacy Creel Library and Information Science
Chris Croft Marketing
Matthew Donahue Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Jacob Esplin Child and Family Sciences
Holly Foster Education
Alison Fridley Marketing
Holly Grider Center for Student Success
Jo Hawkins - Jones Education
Emily Holmes Leadership and Student Involvement
Michelle McLeese Social Science and Global Studies
Christy Oberst University Advisement Center
Lindsay Wright Child and Family Sciences
Loretta Burns Professional Nursing Practice
Laura Clark Hunt Library and Information Science
Terry Cullum Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Allan Eickelmann Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development
Charan Gudia Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Kristina Harrison Marketing
Anand Hiroji Ocean Science and Engineering
Hyunmin Kim Health Professions
Shana Oates Education
Jamie Parker Finance
Rachel Prather Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Michong Rayborn Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
Stephanie Smith Psychology
Jennifer Steele Library and Information Science
Alexis Stoner Marketing
Kruti Surti Psychology
Joris van der Ham Ocean Science and Engineering
Zhaoxian Zhou Computer Science and Computer Engineering

 

Katie Angus Social Science and Global Studies
Jaborius Ball Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement
Hugh Broome Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Jeremy Deans Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences
Morgan Eckenrod Kinesiology and Nutrition
Adina Green Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development
Andrew Haley Humanities
Marti Jordan Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
Kristina Mojica Ocean Science and Engineering
Laurie Neelis Kinesiology and Nutrition
Laura Stengrim Communication
Gallayanee Yaoyuneyong Marketing

Be a part of the ACUE impact at Southern Miss

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Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

118 College Drive #5211
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Phone
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