OneHE and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), have announced that they are working together to make sustainable faculty development available at scale.
OneHE, which provides evidence-based courses and resources that enhance teaching practice and AAC&U, the US national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education, announced their exclusive agreement. This will enable AAC&U member colleges and universities to provide professional development to their faculty at scale and gives access to a global community of educators.
Speaking on the new collaboration, Olivia Fleming, OneHE Co-Founder and Director of Partnerships, said “This is an important and exciting collaboration for OneHE and AAC&U. It is founded on shared principles and values – liberal education, equity and inclusion – and a belief that all educators should have access to professional development. Not just the few.
By supporting all educators in effectively engaging students in their learning, students are more likely to achieve improved outcomes.”
As part of the agreement, AAC&U will offer membership to OneHE to its college and university members. OneHE provides timely access to resources and courses on evidence-based approaches that faculty can put into practice immediately to improve student learning outcomes. The online platform also provides access to a global network of experts, enabling educators to connect, collaborate, and share innovative teaching and learning practices. Available on demand, the microlearning content created by OneHE is designed to complement and enhance an institution’s existing professional development opportunities.
Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities said “Meeting campus goals for equity and student success requires that faculty keep pace with changes occurring in higher education and with the latest innovations in teaching and learning. By partnering with OneHE, we will be able to help our member institutions ensure that all their faculty have the support they need, when they need it, to be as effective as possible for their students.”
Reflecting the commitment to work together, Ashley Finley, AAC&U vice president for research and senior advisor to the president, and C. Edward Watson, CIO, and associate vice president for curricular and pedagogical innovation, will both serve on the OneHE Global Advisory Group.