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Effective Teaching Practices Program | Home 2022-23

Effective Teaching PracticesThe ETP program is a year-long professional development experience providing a deep dive into effective teaching principles and practices. It utilizes the curriculum of the Association of Colleges and Universities (ACUE) accompanied by support of Cal Poly peer mentors. In this program, faculty complete 25 modules to earn the ACUE's Certificate in Effective College Teaching or complete six modules earn an ACUE microcredential on a particular theme. This is the third year that the CTLT has offered the ACUE-grounded program at Cal Poly. This integrated program is a component of Cal Poly's Equity Priority 5 Program (details soon).

Program Overview

The Effective Teaching Practices program encompasses three complementary components:

  • ACUE Certificate in Effective College Teaching
    The certificate is a year-long program that encompasses 25 modules grouped in four microcredentials and extends throughout an academic year. Participation in 2022-23 is prioritized for early career faculty.
  • ACUE Microcredential (specific themes)
    ACUE offers a number of microcredentials on specific instructional themes. Each microcredential encompasses six modules centered on a specific theme extends through an academic quarter. They are offered as funding is available. When offered, these are prioritized for faculty who teach in higher enrollment foundational course sequences that are required for multiple majors.
  • ACUE: Year Two
    This program is designed for those who have completed either the full certificate or a microcredential. It's an opportunity to take advantage of extended access to the online workshop materials to revisit and further explore the concepts and models and to apply more of the recommended methods.


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