CLEVELAND, Miss. — Six Delta State University faculty members recently completed accreditation programs from ACUE, the Association of College and University Educators. ACUE equips faculty and staff with evidence-based teaching practices shown to increase student retention, strengthen belonging and achievement, and close equity gaps.
The faculty members receiving certification were Kelley Willard, Nursing; Dr. Jon Westfall, Counselor Education & Psychology; Peter Dean, Library; Lynn Byrd, Accountancy; Jennifer Knudsen, Social Science; Dr. Tim Watkins, Teacher Education, Leadership and Research.
Interim Director of The Gertrude C. Ford Center for Teaching and Learning Dr. David Hebert said, “ACUE is an organization that delivers high quality courses and certifications to faculty, leading to greater student success. Delta State University has been partnering with ACUE for more than five years now.”
According to their website, educators learn practices that can be implemented with students right away. With the completion of the full ACUE certification, educators develop the skills and knowledge needed to keep students engaged, motivated, and ready to succeed.
Hebert said, “We are glad to recognize faculty that recently earned their ACUE certificates. These faculty members have demonstrated one of highest level of professionalism in earning a ACUE certificate.”
For more information about ACUE, visit their website at https://acue.org/.