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Effective Teaching Practices & Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning Cohorts

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    • Effective Teaching Practices (ETP) 

      Professional and Organizational Development (POD) is pleased to announce a continuing opportunity designed to enhance our campus commitment to faculty and student success. We are partnering with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to offer its Course in Effective Teaching Practices to a limited number of faculty participants.   The ACUE Course prepares college faculty to use the evidence-based techniques shown to help students succeed and leads to a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). This course is approved for 54 hours towards Professional Growth Increment (PGI) and Professional Growth Hourly (PGH) for Part-Time Faculty.

      The ACUE effective practice framework includes five core competencies grounded in evidence-based research. Equity is the foundational principle of every unit. The Course consists of 25 modules offered online in a cohort model with the guidance of Mt. SAC faculty facilitators. The course promotes teaching techniques for both face-to-face and online instruction across these four pillars:

      1. Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Environment
      2. Designing Student-Centered Courses
      3. Promoting Active Learning
      4. Inspiring Inquiry & Preparing Life-Long Learners

      Who can apply? Any full-time or part-time Mt. SAC faculty member is welcome to apply. Approximately 33 faculty will be selected to participate in one cohort during the academic year, virtually,  with the selection process including diversity in gender, discipline, and years of service. 

      What is the Time Commitment & Course timeline?

      • One academic year. There are 25 modules. Average time commitment is 2-4 hours per module.

       How will completing this ACUE course benefit my career?

      • You be able to integrate evidence-based teaching strategies into your classes
      • Upon completion of the course you will receive a Certificate in Effective Teaching Practices that is endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE) and recognized nationally.
      • You will earn 54 hours toward a Professional Growth Increment (PGI) for Full-Time Faculty or Professional Growth Hourly (PGH) for Part-Time Faculty.

       Questions?
      For further information about this ACUE course in effective teaching practices, please contact Lisa Amos at lamos1@mtsac.edu or Lianne Greenlee lgreenlee@mtsac.edu.

      For more information please visit: http://acue.org/programs/catalog/

    • Apply to ETP

      • Applications are currently closed for 2022-2023
      • All applicants will be notified 
      • The two cohorts kick off on August 17th. 
      • If you have questions, please contact Barbara Mezaki at bmezaki@mtsac.edu 
    • Faculty Feedback 

      What are Mt. SAC faculty saying about the ACUE experience? 

      • “I have been teaching for 18 years and I have a Master's Degree in Education. This course has reinvigorated my teaching.” Kelly Coreas
      • “I would encourage all faculty to take this course!  It is not too much work and it is very valuable.  I especially enjoyed that it is all pertinent to what we do and offers so many strategies that we could apply in our classrooms and with our interactions with students immediately.”  Mary Beth Barrios
      • “It really help me better in lecturing, setting students expectations and getting students more engaged in class.” Antony Pai
      • “The main impact is a higher level of engagement by the students. I always tweaked my courses however I am now motivated to not be afraid to make changes as needed, including from the perspective how the students achieve the learning outcomes.” Sheila Espy
      • “This is the best course I've taken for professional development. I have always been focused on classroom discussions, but this course is allowing me to take it to a new level. I'm excited to be able to use these new techniques in the classroom, and I have been able to see the results instantly when I use them.”
      • Missy Cunningham
        • “Take it. You are less the whole as a teacher without this class.” Chaz Perea
    • ITEL

      The Title V and SEAP Grants at Mt. SAC support this course for Mt. SAC Faculty. As educators, we can work to create inclusive environments with equitable learning opportunities to ensure that every student has the opportunities necessary to succeed.

      ACUE’s microcredential course in Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning provides instructors with proven strategies to create a more equitable and just learning environment. Equity-promoting teaching practices are among the hundreds of recommended approaches that faculty learn about and develop in all ACUE programs, as demonstrated in ACUE’s Inclusive and Equitable Teaching Curriculum Crosswalk.

      This course is organized around five competencies and takes approximately 10 weeks to complete. You will learn with a professionally facilitated online cohort of faculty members, with whom you will share insights and ideas.

      Microcredential Course Modules:

      • Managing the Impact of Bias
      • Reducing Microaggressions in Learning Environments
      • Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat
      • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
      • Designing Equity-Centered Courses

      Educators who complete the requirements for this open enrollment course earn a microcredential in “Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning.” This course does not apply toward earning the full Certificate in Effective College Instruction.

    • Apply to ITEL

      What is the Time Commitment & Course timeline?
      10 weeks, approximately 2 hours per week.
      Facilitated by Dr. Mica Stewart, Title V Faculty Coordinator for Equity Certification.

      Who can apply? Any full-time or part-time Mt. SAC faculty member is welcome to apply. Approximately 13 faculty will be selected to participate in one cohort beginning in the Fall, virtually,  with the selection process including metrics of diversity in gender, discipline, and years of service. 

      The Fall 2022 cohort has 13 slots available: Apply here. 

    • Faculty Feedback   

      Coming soon