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Scaling Instructional Excellence for Student Success

University of Missouri System has been selected by the National Association of System Heads (NASH) to participate in Scaling Instructional Excellence for Student Success, a strategic initiative focused on improving quality instruction, and ultimately student success, through intentional, high-quality professional development for faculty across our four universities. Four systems nationwide were selected for this program including University of Missouri System, California State University System, City University of New York and The Texas A&M University System.

Each university will be recruiting cohorts for the exciting opportunity to become ACUE Fellows. ACUE Fellows, who are faculty selected to participate in this program, will be awarded ACUE’s Certificate in Effective College Instruction that is recognized and endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

Cohorts will run for 25 weeks, with an average of 2-3 hours of activity per week. Upon completion, each ACUE fellow will receive $1,000. Each cohort will explore and implement evidence-based instructional practices that will produce measurable impacts on student success for Academic Year 2021-22 and beyond. The courses focus on practices that have been proven through independently-validated research to improve student achievement and close equity gaps.

Systemwide informational webinars will be held at the following dates and times. To register, email nicholsonc@umsytem.edu  and a calendar invite and link will be sent to you.

  • Friday, June 12th from 10-11 am
  • Wednesday, June 17th from 9-10 am
  • Monday, June 29th from 2-3 pm

Data Collection

This project involves research on teaching practices and student success. Data will be reported in aggregate and no identifying information will be passed along. In order to participate, you will need to have taught at least one course in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters; be scheduled to teach at least one course in Fall 2020 and anticipate teaching at least one course in Spring 2021; and anticipate to teach at least one course in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

  • Course format (online, hybrid, in person)
  • Instructor name
  • Completion status (whether students completed, dropped, or withdrew)
  • Final course grades (for completing students)
  • Course evaluation data (qualitative and quantitative)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligibility - Faculty from all colleges and departments are encouraged to apply. Faculty with extensive teaching experience may wish to reach out to your university leadership (listed below) to determine whether or not this project is a good fit for your professional development plan. We are primarily looking for mid-career faculty. Other faculty are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those with teaching experience.
  • Endorsement - A statement of support from your department chair (or, in the absence of a chair, director or dean) is required. It is acceptable for this to come in the form of an email that you upload as part of your application. The endorsement should, at a minimum, indicate support for your application and an acknowledgment of your need to dedicate time to be successful in the program (estimate 2-3 hours per week for 25 weeks). An easy avenue for sharing information about the project with your department chair/director/dean is by sharing the project website. Completed application due dates vary by university and are listed below. 

Apply

University of Missouri-Columbia

Number of cohorts: 4
Applications due: October 16, 2020
Announcement date: mid-October
Start dates: October 20, 2020
Contact: Kelly Holtkamp

Apply to be an ACUE fellow with the University of Missouri-Columbia

UMKC

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Number of cohorts: 2
Applications due: July 12, 2020
Announcement date: by July 31, 2020
Start dates: August 31, 2020
Contact: Candace Schlein
Course facilitator: Lorie Holt

Apply to be an ACUE fellow with the University of Missouri-Kansas City

S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Number of cohorts: 2
Applications due: July 15, 2020
Announcement date: by July 31, 2020
Start dates: August 31, 2020
Contact: Irina Ivliyeva
Course facilitator: Merilee Krueger

Apply to be an ACUE fellow with the Missouri University of Science and Technology

UMSL

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Number of cohorts: 2
Applications due: July 15, 2020
Announcement date: by July 31, 2020
Start dates: August 31, 2020
Contact: Keeta Holmes
Course facilitators: Jennifer McKanry, Alina Slapac and Erin Whitteck

Apply to be an ACUE fellow with the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Reviewed 2020-10-07