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ACUE Faculty Development Course for Effective Teaching Practices

Coordinated by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is participating in a major national study of gateway courses in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE).

Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the study examines the relationship between evidence-based instruction and student outcomes. The faculty development course, launched in spring and continuing in fall 2022 through ACUE, is preparing faculty in evidence-based teaching practices proven through independently-validated research to improve student achievement and close equity gaps. 

At completion of the program, participating faculty will be awarded a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction, the only college teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).  

Faculty who have already earned their ACUE credential, including faculty from UH Windward are extraordinarily enthusiastic about this experience, and CTE is delighted to support this opportunity for our Mānoa faculty.

UH Mānoa was selected based on our proven commitment to student success and equity. Other institutions participating in this study represents a diverse cross section of American higher education. Institutes include:

  • California State University Northridge
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY
  • University of Houston

More than 450

Colleges, Universities, and Systems


Participating Colleagues and Growing

Program Facilitators

Ariana Eichelberger
Amy Hubbard
Elisabeth Steele Hutchison

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Special thanks to all of the faculty teaching gateway courses
who have contributed to the Gates project.

UH Mānoa ACUE Cohort

The Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support is grateful for the participation of cohort faculty in the Association of College and University Educators’ (ACUE) Course in Effective Teaching Practices. In addition to the individual benefits our Mānoa students have received from the following faculty’s exploration of new teaching practices, contributions to this important research effort are incredibly valuable to future students nationwide. Mahalo!

Cohort A

Michael Cooney*

Joan Debrah*

Sean Forte***

Amy Fuller*

Hien Ha*

I Sak Kim**

Kate Lingley*

Ed McAssey**

Chris Muir***

Seth Quintus**

Erin Robinson*

Kristine Santaniello*

Howard Shen**

N. Ha’alilio Solomon**

Eun Bin Suk*

Jonathan Young**

Yiqiang Zhang**

Cohort B

Rebecca Carino-Agustin****

Lucía Palacios Corcuera*

Imélda Gasmen*

Yanghua He****

Jason Kenji Higa****

Katherine Kim****

Luisa Kou****

Ava Ladner*

Kahealani Lono

Paul McKimmy**

Carleton Moore****

Thanh Truc Nguyen

Michaela Nuesser****

Michael-Brian Ogawa****

Brett Oppegaard****

Lorenzo Perillo

Grace Ray

Lisa Hinano Rey*

Thomas Scheiding****

Jay Stout****

John Szostak*

Kevin Wilkins****

Patrick Woo****

Cohort C

Presley Ah Mook Sang

Precious Arao*

Ruben Campos***

Curtis Daehler

Frank Damas

Jake Ferguson

Kiana Frank****

Dawn Furushima*

Karly Garland

Gary Glauberman***

Jennifer Griswold**

Lara Hackney***

Scott Kaalele

Eric Lauritzen**

Paul Levy

Kevin Magnuson

Nadezna Ortega*

Joanna Philippoff

Kekeha Solis

Monica Vidal

Tatiana Young

* Number of asterisks indicate the number of badges earned by each faculty.

The program involves participation of the:
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Excellence
  • Office of Student Academic Success
  • OFDAS Center for Teaching Excellence
Related Links

Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Excellence

Office of Student Academic Success

92% Surveyed faculty would recommend ACUE’s courses to their peers.

Source: ACUE program-wide end-of-course survey statistics