Free Online Learning Opportunities for Members

These online learning events are free to to anyone at a member institution. Nonmember pricing is $139. If you are uncertain of your membership status, please contact us at

Advancing the Field through Student Insights | February 25, 1 p.m. Eastern

This online learning program will look at how we can tap into student perspectives for research, needs evaluation, levels of satisfaction, and more. This program recognizes that students are integral to how and what we do. To maintain that contact to get the constant flow of data and information we need to justify our work, this requires a strategy. Learn more and bring your own ideas in this webinar.  

As a result of attending this program, participants will know about:

  • Mining existing data sources for insights
  • Identifying approaches for measuring outcomes beyond just considering a survey
  • Data visualization and its role in understanding data to inform decision making

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Note: This online learning event is free to anyone at a member institution. Nonmember pricing is $139. If you are uncertain of your membership status, please contact us at

About the Presenter

Timothy Salazar, Ph.D. is the director of student affairs assessment and planning at the University of Alabama. He has worked closely with the Ferguson Student Center for the past four years. In his role he has created unique assessment opportunities for many departments within the Division of Student Life, including the Ferguson Student Center, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, First Year Experience, Student Involvement, University Programs, and many more. His research interests are in Big Data and using data insight to drive change that improves traditionally underrepresented student outcomes in Higher Education. He has also served as a facilitator for a recent ACUI I-LEAD® Connect program.

Conference Newcomers Orientation | February 27, 3 p.m. Eastern or March 3, 10 a.m. Eastern

This webinar, presented by Conference Program Team Member Yemi Gbajobi, provides valuable information for newcomers to the ACUI Annual Conference. If this is your first time attending an Annual Conference, be sure to register for one of these webinars to get the information you need to know. Don’t miss out on all the conference has to offer. Find out what you need to know to make this a rewarding experience!

Register for February 27  Register for March 3

Upcoming Online Courses

ACUI offers online courses that allow you to obtain a badge or micro-credential to demonstrate competence in a specified skill set and receive recognition for continuing your education and advancing your career.

Courses cost $199 for members and $259 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is one week prior to start date.

Upcoming courses are listed below. Specific dates and more details will be announced soon.

Audio-Visual Bootcamp

This training will provide easily accessible, important foundational knowledge concerning a variety of audio-visual equipment, including sound systems, data projection systems, and event technology. Participants will learn the basics concerning setup, use, maintenance, repair and replacement cycles, etc.

Subject Matter Experts
  • Bradley Plesz, Program Manager for Event Production, University Center and Event Services, University of Colorado–Colorado Springs
  • Stephen Snipes, Assistant Director for AV & Technical Services, University of North Carolina–Charlotte

This training will provide valuable content related to developing, negotiating, and executing contracts on behalf of a union at public and private institutions. Topics covered will include activities/events contracts, tenant agreements, facilities/service provider contracts, and banquet event orders, as well as signature authority, involving students, and mediation.

Subject Matter Experts
  • Jason Levy, Director, Student Centers & Conferences, Temple University
  • Zane Reif, Senior Director, Purdue Memorial Union, Purdue University
  • Susan Pile, Senior Director, University Unions and Auxiliary Services, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Marketing Analytics
This training is designed to provide marketing staff with tools and best practices for analyzing marketing data.
Find Out What to Expect from an Online Course

Participants should complete the work in the week it is scheduled. Participants must reach out to the instructor of that module to request an exception.

Course Format

These courses consist of six to eight weeks of online learning. Some aspects are asynchronous (done on your own time) and some are synchronous (done as a class).

Courses includes high engagement, not only with the content, but also with your peers and faculty. Assignments and knowledge checks are included throughout the course. In addition to reading and viewing content, students will engage in class discussions through discussion boards and attend regularly scheduled virtual classroom sessions in real time. These virtual classroom sessions will be recorded for those for whom attendance is not possible.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate and digital badge.

Method of Evaluation and Grading Policy

The final grade will be based both on the assignments and participation. Participation includes completion of all aspects of the course, full participation in the discussions, and attendance or viewing of virtual classroom sessions. Faculty will grade all assignments and provide feedback.

Netiquette Expectations

It is expected that all participants actively participate in the Discussion Board and Virtual Classroom and that all participants are respectful to each other and adhere to all ACUI policies.

Prerequisite/Technical Requirements

There are no prerequisites for courses, but a computer with high-speed Internet connection will be required to submit and participate in course activities. A webcam is strongly encouraged for virtual classroom meetings.

Program Evaluation and Feedback

You will be contacted mid-course to collect feedback on your experience with the course. You will also be able to fill out the survey at the end of the course with opinions on the program and suggestions on how we can improve going forward. Please take notes as you go through this program and share with us your perspective on how we can better serve you in future.