ACUE Microcourses

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Apply to the Fall 2021 “Inspiring Inquiry and Lifelong Learning in Your Online Course” Microcredential Cohort!


Starting in October 2021, the P3 will facilitate two distinct but overlapping versions of ACUE’s “Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners” microcredential course.


The "Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners in Your Online Course" course is geared towards supportive practices in online/hybrid courses, while the "Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners" course focuses on best practices for supporting students in a classroom environment. Interested participants MUST indicate their course preference on the required application.


Over a nine-week term (Oct 4 – Dec 5, 2021), participants in the “Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners in Your Online Course" 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 nine-weeks, participants in the "Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners" 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


These two micro-courses will run simultaneously, and course takers will have multiple opportunities to discuss the curriculum with their colleagues in the parallel track. 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 additional info on how the two courses fit within the larger framework of the ACUE “Effective Teaching Practices” curriculum, see this comparison chart of ACUE’s microcredential options. For more information about earned ACUE microcredentials and certificates at Rutgers-Newark, please see the attached FAQ sheet here.


For more information, please see our FAQ sheet here. 

Ready to apply? Applications are due on September 22, 2021. Complete the application here. All future participants will need to attend a mandatory course orientation on October 4th from 11:30am-1pm.

Interested and eligible applicants should apply as soon as possible.  We anticipate that interest will outstrip capacity for both courses.

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The P3 will be offering many additional ACUE microcredentials during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Stay tuned for the next iterations!