It’s our honor to announce that the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) have formed a major collaboration to further advance faculty and student success through quality instruction at community and technical colleges nationwide.
Community and technical college faculty will have the opportunity to earn credit toward ACUE’s Certificate in Effective College Instruction through new seminars offered jointly by NISOD and ACUE. The first set of credit-bearing seminars will be announced in the coming weeks. Credentialed faculty and partner institutions will be recognized at NISOD’s annual conference. Other benefits and special offerings will also be available to NISOD member and ACUE partner institutions.
We formed this collaboration out of a mutual appreciation for each organization’s mission, work, and complementary strengths. For over 40 years, NISOD has brought to its members exceptional benefits and resources that promote teaching, learning, and leadership excellence. NISOD’s workshops, webinars, and conferences are valued resources to countless community college faculty, staff, and administrators. ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework is recognized as a leading statement of the teaching skills and knowledge that every college educator should possess. ACUE’s courses of study uniquely prepare faculty across all of the Framework’s competencies and lead to the only nationally recognized credential in effective college instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education.
Our collaboration is based on our shared conviction that every college student deserves an extraordinary education and that all faculty members deserve the preparation and ongoing support necessary to teach well.