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UA-PTC among 'Movement Makers' honored by ACUE

UA-PTC among "Movement Makers" honored by ACUE

June 12, 2023

Dramatically increasing student retention.

Providing nearly 100 percent of faculty with the foundation for delivering excellent instruction.

Demonstrating an enduring commitment to the success of all students.

These are just a few of the accomplishments of the seven colleges and universities that will be honored as “Movement Makers” at the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)’s inaugural National Higher Education Teaching Conference (NHETC), June 22-23 in New York City.

“NHETC is an opportunity to explore the ways that all institutions can provide their students with high quality teaching through insightful plenary and concurrent sessions combined with the chance to have some fun and celebrate higher education leaders from around the country,” said Jonathan Gyurko, Ph.D., ACUE President and Co-founder. “It is fitting that these higher ed stars will be honored for their commitment to transforming the student learning experience through excellent instruction at our NHETC Awards Dinner, hosted by Tony & Grammy nominated Broadway star Max von Essen.”

UA - Pulaski Tech: Under the leadership of Chancellor Summer DeProw and former Chancellor Margaret Ellibee, UA Pulaski Tech credentialed 98 percent of its faculty. The result is significantly more students passing courses, fewer receiving DFW grades, and more attaining higher average course grades when taught by ACUE-Certified faculty – with Black and Latino students experiencing even greater gains.

"Students are our number one priority at UA-PTC and the ACUE training has empowered our faculty and staff to teach students how to learn," said Chancellor Summer DeProw. "We are grateful to ACUE for awarding our institution with the “Movement Maker” award and are honored to be recognized with such an a prestigious group of institutions and systems."

UA-PTC serves as a model for community colleges with its comprehensive approach to student success through effective teaching.

"UA-PTC receiving the "Movement Makers” at ACUE’s inaugural National Higher Education Teaching Conference is an honor of a lifetime for our college and our students," said Kiki Heinz, Faculty and Excellence in Teaching Lead and Assistant Teaching Professor of Speech Communication. "Our faculty and staff have also embraced the ACUE micro courses as well, which means they are putting students first. I could not more proud of UA-PTC and what we have accomplished with ACUE."

Photo: UA-PTC ACUE faculty at Convocation 2022

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