Effective Teaching

About

​​​​​ACE’s commitment to student success includes an understanding of effective teaching as a crucial building block of high student achievement. Effective teaching foregrounds the relationship between instruction and student outcomes, supporting student attainment and achievement. ACE’s research and insights on effective teaching are part of our long history of education content quality assurance, and encapsulate all stages of instruction, from planning and preparation to feedback for future teaching.

Reports and Publications
Institutional Commitment to Teaching Excellence: Assessing the Impacts and Outcomes of Faculty Development
Institutional Commitment to Teaching Excellence: Assessing the Impacts and Outcomes of Faculty Development
This white paper highlights the critical role of effective teaching in helping students and institutions, succeed, and that faculty development plays in improving instructional quality, student outcomes, and institutional efficiency.
 Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances
Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances
Can improving instructional quality increase a postsecondary institution’s net revenue? We lay out a framework in which instruction improvements lead to better student outcomeslike increased retention, decreased course repetition, and faster time to de...
A Center for Teaching and Learning Matrix
A Center for Teaching and Learning Matrix
The next iteration of the 2017 Beta Faculty Development Matrix tool for Center for Teaching and Learning directors and staff, generated with feedback from POD Network and ACE members.
A Beta Faculty Development Center Matrix (2017)
A Beta Faculty Development Center Matrix (2017)
Centers for teaching and learning play a vital role in improving teaching quality and developing cultures of teaching excellence. This matrix is designed to support teaching centers' ongoing efforts to improve and expand their work.
Unpacking Relationships: Instruction and Student Outcomes
Unpacking Relationships: Instruction and Student Outcomes
A paper discussing the relationship between quality faculty instruction and student outcomes.
Innovation‐Driven Approaches to Teaching Effectiveness
Innovation‐Driven Approaches to Teaching Effectiveness
Powerpoint slides from ACE2018 session exploring instructional quality with case studies from several institutions.
 

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Visit the Instructional Improvement ROI Tool

ACE and Ithaka S+R have partnered to develop a tool to assist institutional leaders in understanding more fully the potential return on investment for specific types of instructional improvement reforms.