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 Council in 1998 and chaired the Council during the 1998–99 academic year. The Council is currently chaired by Laurie J. Kirsch, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity.

2019–2020 Meeting Dates

Fall Term 2019 Spring Term 2020
October 31, 2019 January 16, 2020
  February 17, 2020
  March 26, 2020
  May 7, 2020



View current and past ACIE membership rosters.


Approved minutes of the ACIE meetings are available from 1998 through the current year. 

Awards Program

The Innovation in Education Awards support faculty proposals which aim to reinvent traditional classroom instruction.