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ACUE Faculty Development Institute 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.

Beginning in fall 2021, the ACUE Faculty Development Institute will include four programs: 

  1. Effective Teaching Practices (ETP)—Three-semester program focused on evidence-based teaching practices in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. 
  2. Effective Online Teaching Practices (EOTP)—Three-semester program focused on evidence-based teaching practices and course design in online courses. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning (ITEL)—The Inclusive Teaching For Equitable Learning is a new program with ACUE. ITEL is a one semester, 10-week program where participants work through modules and meet weekly for facilitated discussions of the content. The CFD is offering this program in fall 2021 for invited faculty and staff members. Applications for upcoming semesters will be available in October and March for the following semester.

All programs include courses focusing on Promoting Engaged and Active Learning, Fostering Lifelong Learning, and Designing Learner-Centered and Inclusive Courses. ACUE Faculty fellows spend each of the terms (1) individually working through online interactive modules, (2) exploring at least one technique in a class during the week, and (3) joining together each Friday as a group for a facilitated discussion on that week's topic. At the end of every course, 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 all three ACUE courses, 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.  

 
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Fall 2021 ACUE Faculty Fellows

   
Karen Aderer Social Work
Hali Black University Libraries
Tanya Boyd Case Professional Nursing Practice
Hwanseok Choi Health Professions
Erich Connell Construction
Maleah Cousineau Military Science
Tammy Greer Psychology
Brent Hale Communication
Michelle Jeanfreau Child and Family Sciences
Daniel LaDu Social Science and Global Studies
Melinda McLelland Marketing
Johnson Oguntuase Ocean Science and Engineering
Jennifer O'Sullivan Finance
Donielle Stephens Education
Sarah Wright Mathematics and Natural Sciences

 

Eric Dahlen Psychology
Bridgette L. Davies Education
Allan Eickelmann Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development
Elizabeth Holman Professional Nursing Practice
John Kmiec Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development
Masha Krsmanovic Education
Sarah Mangrum Library and Information Science
Ashley Marshall Library and Information Science
Nina McLain Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
Michael Mong Psychology
Lisa Morgan Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
Sharon Rouse Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development
Melissa Thompson Kinesiology and Nutrition

 

LaWanda Baskin Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
J. Theresa Bush Performance and Visual Arts
Matthew Donahue Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Jacob Esplin Child and Family Sciences
Aaron Fath Psychology
Holly Foster Education
Melissa Gutierrez Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences
Mark Huff Psychology
Melissa Kay Kossman Health Professions
Kalyn Lamey Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Cynthia Littlejohn Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences
Whitney Martin Humanities
Emileigh McCardle Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Michelle McLeese Social Science and Global Studies
Marlene Naquin Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Mya Rome Child and Family Sciences
Lauren Soutullo Smith Performing and Visual Arts
Mariann Taylor Child and Family Sciences
Melissa Ziegler Health Professions

 

Leslie Anderson Child and Family Sciences
Kimbaya Brown Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
David Cochran Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences
Allison Downing Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Dean Franks Education
Kim Goodwin Finance
Bridget Hayden Social Science and Global Studies
Joyce Inman Humanities
Bonnie Nicholson Psychology
Tommy Patterson Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences
Catherine Rand Music
Julie Reid Social Science and Global Studies
Candice Salyers Performing and Visual Arts
Jason Wallace Education
Anna Wan Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Shane Wood Humanities

 

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Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

118 College Drive #5211
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Phone
601.266.4196

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