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Lourdes University Launches Instructional Excellence Initiative Today

Faculty develop evidence-based techniques to promote student success


On August 22, Lourdes University is excited to launch the first of two academic courses focused on instructional excellence in support of student success. The comprehensive, yearlong program immerses 20 Lourdes faculty in the most effective and proven research-based teaching techniques. Taught by an instructor from The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), the course is facilitated by Lourdes University Instructor and Director of Field Education Michelle Rose.


“The University and our faculty are known regionally for delivering an exceptional private education that graduates individuals with workforce readiness. As a learning community, we are delighted to participate in the consortium, learn the most innovative 21st century teaching methods and prepare our students to succeed in the classroom and beyond,” says Ms. Rose.


Just one of 26 U.S. institutions selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in partnership with the ACUE, Lourdes University faculty will complete 27 modules which includes two modules specifically focused on career-readiness.


Embedding Career Guidance - Learning how to provide frequent, course-embedded information about specific careers


Preparing Students with 21st-Century Career-Ready Skills - Assist in developing course content, assignments, and assessments to help students develop “career-ready” skills.


ACUE’s courses in effective teaching practices are based on more than three decades of research that shows effective teaching and improves learning for all students. Aligned with the latest research in cognition and adult learning, ACUE’s courses address over 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 utilize assessments to inform instruction and promote learning.


ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice provides continued support for educators to grow in the scholarship of teaching through member forums, expert webinars, weekly newsletters, the ‘Q’ blog, and “office hours” with leading scholars in college instruction.


The Lourdes University program is made possible by the CIC and a $1.2 million grant from Strada Education Network, a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening America’s pathways between education and employment.




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Revised: 09/13/18 06:03:06 -0700.

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