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ACUE and ACE announce a landmark collaboration to advance effective instruction.
Check out our recap of ACE's 98th annual meeting.
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March 17, 2016
Good morning! In this week’s news roundup, we recap our trip to ACE2016, the American Council on Education’s 98th annual meeting. Plus, read about how to engage students in online classes, the expanding role of tutoring on campuses, and a drop in the number of humanities degrees being awarded.
Scenes from ACUE at ACE2016

ACUE at ACE2016

ACUE traveled to San Francisco for ACE’s 98th annual meeting to discuss our landmark collaboration to advance effective instruction. This special issue of the newsletter highlights some of the conference proceedings.
Penny MacCormack, Linda Nilson, Matthew Goldstein, and Deb Seymour sit for a panel discussion at ACE's annual meeting
On Sunday afternoon at ACE2016, ACUE was part of a lively session on the role faculty development can play in improving student success in higher education. You can read the full story about the panel discussion on The ‘Q’ Blog.
Linda Nilson tweet

The session featured Cal State LA President William Covino; City University of New York Chancellor Emeritus Matthew Goldstein; Founding Director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University Linda Nilson; and ACUE Chief Academic Officer Penny MacCormack. The session was moderated by ACE Chief Academic Innovation Officer Deborah Seymour. During the panel, Dr. MacCormack engaged the crowd by leading attendees through a tour of one of ACUE’s instructional modules. 

Tweet from Elizabeth R Hubbell about the ACUE-ACE concurrent session
Tweet from Kevin Kelly about the ACUE-ACE concurrent session
You can tour a module by visiting ACUE’s website.
Molly Corbett Broad and Matthew Goldstein discuss ACUE and ACE's collaboration
The following morning, ACUE and ACE kicked off the conference plenary session with a special announcement about the collaboration. ACE president Molly Corbett Broad and ACUE Board of Advisors Chairman Matthew Goldstein spoke on the importance of advancing effective instruction.

ACUE also premiered a new video showcasing the power of effective instruction, which you can view here.
ACUE ACE Plenary Session Video
Thank you to everyone who came out to ACE’s annual meeting and learned about ACUE. We had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing everyone again soon! Be sure to keep up with ACUE on Twitter, Facebook, and by registering for free in the Community.
two panels of ACUE faculty interacting with students

News in brief

The latest in higher education news and opinions

Students need course experiences that result in lots of learning, not simply hard or easy classes, a professor argues. (Faculty Focus)
 
College graduates possess job-related skills that those unable to graduate don’t, yet Americans lag behind graduates in other wealthy nations, according to a new study. (Hechinger Report)

Frequent interaction and timely feedback are crucial strategies to actively engage students in online environments.
 (Faculty Focus)

More students are being encouraged to utilize peer tutors more frequently, as administrators and policymakers stress improving completion rates. (Columbus Dispatch)
 
Eight higher education leaders discuss everything from big data to diversity at SXSWEdu 2016.(Education Dive)
 
The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in the humanities dropped by 8.7% between 2012 and 2014, according to a new analysis from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. (Inside Higher Ed)
Two panels of ACUE faculty interacting with students

About ACUE

ACUE (the Association of College and University Educators) is a new company founded in 2014 by leaders in higher education to advance effective instruction, support college educators, and promote student success. ACUE partners with colleges and universities to implement scalable, research-based faculty development programs leading to a Certificate in Effective College Instruction.
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