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September 8, 2016

Good morning,

It's an exciting week as ACUE's Course in Effective Teaching Practices launches at many partner campuses across the United States. Check out the photos below from our Course Orientation events.

In the week's headlines, learn how an instructor's new policy on due dates has transformed student work. Plus, hear from three professors on how they use trigger warnings in their courses. 

Cal State LA at an ACUE orientation

News in brief

The latest news and opinions in higher education.

Ditching deadlines. A professor shares how she changed her approach to deadlines for her students and the positive effects she’s seen as a result. (Vitae)

Teacher's tech toolbox. Find out what five tech tools one professor is relying on to streamline the start of the academic year. (Teaching in Higher Ed)

Election season. Here are three questions you can ask to learn how your content area may be affected by the context of this election season. (CRLT - University of Michigan)

New year, new hope. A faculty member shares his thoughts on the excitement and trepidation that come with the first day of school. (Inside Higher Ed)

Course redesign. A new pilot aims to use active learning to transform introductory science courses from weeding out students to a focus on maximizing student success. (EdSurge)

Current events. At a recent conference, political science professors discussed strategies for incorporating relevant news stories into classroom learning. (Inside Higher Ed)

Warning students. Trigger warnings have been in the news and subject of debate: three professors explain how they’ve used them with potentially sensitive content and what experiences influenced their practice. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Strength in numbers. A beneficial collaboration on adaptive learning has led two universities to reflect on what drove their success. (EdSurge)

ACUE Course Orientations!
Discussion at Cal State LA
Cal State LA faculty
Cal State Photo
UC Denver faculty discussions
UC Denver faculty
ACUE and faculty are hard at work this month on partner campuses across the country, starting with Orientations for the Course in Effective Teaching Practices. Check out the scenes from this week's launch events at the University of Colorado Denver and California State University, Los Angeles. Clockwise, from top, Cal State LA faculty talk about how to deliver an effective lecture in small group discussions; Cal State LA facilitators Catherine Haras, Beverly Bondad-Brown, and Maria Hernandez; Bethann Bierer and Deborah Kellogg, UC Denver, discuss favorite techniques they use in their classrooms; Lisa Spears and Miranda Egger, UC Denver; and Nathan Lanning and Helen Ellis, Cal State LA.  

Contact us to learn how you can bring ACUE's Course and programs to your campus!
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