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ACUE: Inspiring Inquiry and Lifelong Learning [In Your Online Class] (Spring 2023)

ACUE Microcourses

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Applications for the Spring 2023 "Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners " microcredential course are NOW OPEN.

Are you...

  • Looking for guidance on how effectively motivate your students to refine and pursue intellectual interests? 

  • Curious to hear how you can help students take greater ownership of their learning process? 

Do you...

  • Hope to improve the quality of the questions and prompts you use in class discussions and assignments?

  • Want tools and techniques for using course data and student feedback to improve your teaching? 

Teaching is so much more than content delivery.  An excellent educator shows students how to learn and equips them with the skills needed to pursue questions beyond course confines. Thanks to continued support from the Chancellor’s Office, the P3 Collaboratory can provide a select group of faculty, teaching staff, and PhD / MFA students with the opportunity to actively improve their teaching practice through participation in a FREE 8-week course on fostering intellectual curiosity and student persistence created by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and facilitated by P3 faculty.   

Starting in February 2023, the P3 will facilitate two distinct but overlapping versions of ACUE’s "Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners" microcredential course. Thanks to continued support from the Chancellor’s Office, this course experience carries NO COST to coursetakers. 


The "Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners" course focuses on best practices for cultivating curiosity and auto-didacticism in a classroom environment, while the "Inspiring Inquiry and Lifelong Learning in Your Online Course" includes training content on how to increase online engagement and prepare students to meet academic challenges.  Interested participants must indicate their course preference on the required application.


Over an eight-week term (Feb 22nd -April 23rd), participants in the "Inspiring Inquiry and Lifelong Learning in Your Online Course" curriculum will cover the following topics:  

  • Motivating Students Online 

  • Providing Clear Directions and Explanations in Online Courses 

  • Integrating Visualization Tools in Online Courses 

  • Using Data and Feedback to Improve Online Teaching 

  • Using Advanced Questioning in Online Courses 

  • Developing Self-Directed Online Learners 

During the same eight-week period, participants in the "Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners" curriculum will learn about: 

  • Motivating Your Students

  • Providing Clear Directions and Explanations

  • Using Concept Maps and Other Visualization Tools

  • Using Student Achievement and Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

  • Using Advanced Questioning Techniques

  • Developing Self-Directed Learners


The two micro-courses will run simultaneously, and course takers will have many opportunities to discuss the curricula in shared bi-weekly cohort meetings.  Both courses will be conducted fully online and feature synchronous AND asynchronous components. 

Eligibility & Expectations:  All Rutgers University-Newark instructors, including Tenured/Tenure-Track, NTT, PTL, instructional staff, PhD, and MFA students are eligible to participate.  


For more information about earning ACUE microcredentials and certificates at Rutgers-Newark, please see our FAQ sheet here


Ready to apply?  Applicants should save the date for course orientation on Wednesday, February 22nd from 2:30-3:30. All new participants in the ACUE program are required to attend the orientation. 



Interested and eligible applicants should apply as soon as possible.  We anticipate that interest will outstrip capacity for this course. The application for this course will close on February 8th, 2023 at 5pm.

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