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UTEP is proud to partner with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), endorsed by the American Council on Education, to offer two nationally recognized courses on inclusive and equitable teaching practice.

 
 

Upcoming Courses


Fostering a Culture of Belonging Microcredential
(8-week program)

Registration is now open.


Applications Deadline: February 17

This is a 4-module microcredential focused on fostering a culture of care.

Topics include:

  • Developing students’ sense of belonging
  • Gaining more understanding in recognizing and responding to:
    • Implicit bias
    • Microaggressions
    • Inclusive environments
    • Imposter syndrome



Timeline
: Courses are organized during an 8-week period during the Spring semester. See current calendar.


Format
: These are self-paced*, online modules. Participants are selected as a cohort, and participate in virtual group discussions, and 2 in-person sessions on campus to support collective and collaborative learning.

*A recommended completion timeline is provided; modules are made available progressively.


Participation requirements:
  • Commitment to complete all modules within the project timeline
  • Support from program/department chair
  • Active teaching duties (tenured, tenure-track, non-tenured welcome)
  • Staff in student facing roles (Advising, Admissions, HR, etc.)
  • Participation in (2) in-person sessions facilitated on campus

Time commitment:

Each module requires a total of approximately 2 hours per week to complete in-person sessions are typically an hour.


Application: Deadline February 17

Option A: March 6 – May 7 (See calendar)


Apply
for the 2023 ACUE Course on Fostering a Culture of Belonging cohort:

  • Interest in program (200 max)
  • History of participation in other diversity, equity and inclusion programming.
  • Indication and acknowledgement of support from program/department Chair

Application does not guarantee selection. Selected participants will be notified by February 16.

Effective Teaching Practices Credential
(28-week program)

Registration is now closed. Information on the next ACUE ETP credential will be provided at a later date.

Applications Deadline: July 20

This is a 25-module credential focused on teaching practices for face-to-face instruction.

This is a comprehensive program organized around five units of study:

  • Establishing productive learning environments
  • Using active learning techniques
  • Promoting and facilitating higher order thinking, and
  • Assessing ways that inform instruction and
  • Promoting deeper levels of learning.



Timeline
: Courses begin in the Fall and conclude in April of the same academic year. See current calendar.


Format
: These are self-paced*, online modules. Participants are selected as a cohort, and participate in virtual group discussions, and 3-4 in-person sessions on campus to support collective and collaborative learning.

*A recommended completion timeline is provided; modules are made available progressively.


Participation requirements:
  • Commitment to complete all modules within the project timeline
  • Support from program/department chair
  • Be an active faculty member with teaching responsibilities (tenured, tenure-track, non-tenured welcome)
  • Participation in (3-4) in-person sessions facilitated on campus

Time commitment:

  • Each module requires a total of approximately 2 hours per week to complete
  • In-person sessions are typically an hour


Application: Deadline July 20

  • Applications process is OPEN NOW through July 20.
  • Application does not guarantee selection. Selected participants will be notified by July 10.


Apply
for the 2022-2023 ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices cohort:

  • Interest in program (500 max)
  • History of participation in other teaching preparation programs or workshops
  • Indication and acknowledgement of support from program/department Chair

To view overall course calendar of the 25 modules – click here




Congratulations to all credentialed faculty!


Past Credential recipients ETP
Cohort 2021-2022 (view)
Cohort 2020-2021 (view)
Cohort 2019-2020 (view)
Cohort 2018-2019 (view)

Past Credential recipients ITEL
Inaugural Cohort Spring 2022