Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence
The Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) advises the Provost on the means to encourage instructional development and teaching excellence at the University of Pittsburgh. It realizes these goals through the sponsorship of special programming and the disposition of grants to faculty members seeking funding for curricular- and technology-driven proposals to advance instructional development and teaching excellence.
Provost James V. Maher established the Advisory Council in 1998 and chaired the Council during the 1998-99 academic year. Since 1999, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Andrew R. Blair has served as chair. From its inception, the Council has operated both as a committee of the whole and on the basis of a functional committee structure. The current Advisory Council committees are: (1) Best Practices and (2) Faculty Development. Each Council member serves on one of these committees.