Mayville State University is proud to have 22 ACUE/ACE credential faculty members and teaching staff.


MSU offered its faculty a professional development opportunity as part of our commitment to instructional excellence and student success. Through a partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), Academic Affairs and Title III, we offered 30 faculty members the opportunity to enroll in ACUE’s course, Effective Online Teaching Practices.

This 25-week course prepared faculty in evidence-based teaching practices proven through independently-validated research to improve student achievement and close equity gaps. Faculty who completed the course earned a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction, the only college teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). This course was delivered fully online through a cohort of your Mayville State colleagues and was professionally facilitated by Chris Gonnella and Jeni Peterson, Instructional Coaches for the Title III grant.

The course addressed all of the core competencies defined in ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework© and was organized into five major areas of practice:

  • Designing an Effective Course
  • Establishing a Productive Learning Environment
  • Using Active Learning Strategies
  • Promoting Higher Order Thinking
  • Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning

The ACUE curriculum is appropriate for all faculty who teach, and in any discipline.

ACUE Certificate Requirements

The Effective Online Teaching Practices course has 25 modules chunked into groups of three to six module blocks. See the attached example schedule for details.

Each module has the following structure: Engage, Listen, Watch & Learn, Deepen Thinking, Practice & Reflect, Close Strong.

Access to course materials will continue for one year after the course completion date.