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Palm Beach State College receives ACUE Movement Maker Award

Palm Beach State College is one of three Movement Maker institutions nationwide recognized by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) for creating a culture that prizes teaching excellence.

PBSC was honored on Friday, June 14, at the second annual National Higher Education Teaching Conference (NHETC) in Minneapolis, along with the University of Texas System and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.

“Student success happens in class through great teaching and learning. NHETC ’24 is for policymakers, researchers, administrators, faculty, and staff, addressing the policies and practices necessary for great teaching in every class, nationwide,” said Jonathan Gyurko, Ph.D., ACUE president and co-founder.

To date, 361 PBSC faculty have participated in the ACUE certification program, and 300 have earned the Effective Teaching Practice credential. New PBSC ACUE cohorts will launch in the Fall of 2024.

“This momentum can be attributed to PBSC’s leadership’s strong advocacy for ACUE certification both on its campuses and nationwide at higher education conferences,” noted ACUE’s official press release.

Dr. Roger Yohe, vice president of Academic Innovation and Strategy, Robb Erwin, faculty development manager, and Dax Parcells, professor of psychology, presented sessions at the 2024 NHETC Conference.

Erwin also presented a session at the inaugural NHETC conference in 2023. Dr. Kalisha Waldon, professor of education and student life skills, was selected by ACUE to contribute her knowledge and expertise to their Artificial Intelligence Quick Study Series.

“We firmly believe in the transformative power of learning and are dedicated to continuously enhancing the educational experience for our students,” said PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. “This recognition motivates us to forge ahead, breaking new ground and shaping the future of education.”

For more information on the ACUE, click here.

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One comment on “Palm Beach State College receives ACUE Movement Maker Award”

  1. Awesome and well deserved! I just completed the ACUE course, and it was great. So glad you opened it up to adjuncts as well. Smart move!
    Congrat Panthers!

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