Faculty Development Course for Inclusive Excellence
ACUE Course in Inclusive Teaching through Equitable Learning (ITEL)
Weber State University is excited to offer faculty the opportunity to participate in the professional development course Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning (ITEL) offered by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE).
The summer cohort will begin on May 8, 2023. The course consists of five modules that are nearly completely asynchronous, and will be completed by July 18, 2023. The fall cohort will begin September 11, 2023 and will be completed by November 5, 2023.Average time commitment in completing the course is 2-3 hours every two weeks. Upon completion of this course you will earn a microcredential and digital badge which can be added to curriculum vitae, used in online teaching portfolios, and displayed on LinkedIn profiles or webpages as a sign of your achievement. This course also has the potential to weigh quite favorably in the tenure and promotion process, as it strongly aligns with Weber State's commitment to inclusivity and access.
Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses
The summer cohort will begin on June 26, 2023 and will be completed by August 13, 2023. ACUE’s microcredential in Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses fully supports both instructors who are building a course from the ground up as well as those teaching a predesigned course. This course is organized around six competencies and takes approximately 8 weeks to complete. This course is being offered in the summer to help you prepare your syllabi and lesson plans for the upcoming semester.
Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment
The fall cohort will begin on August 21, 2023 and will be completed by October 15, 2023. ACUE’s microcredential course in Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment is foundational in teaching practices that enable you to create an optimal environment to support learning—including how to increase student engagement, embrace diversity, and help students persist in meeting academic challenges. This course is organized around seven competencies and takes approximately 8 weeks to complete. This course is great for helping you set up your classroom environment and plan your first day of class.