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 Michael Bridges, Executive Director, University Center for Teaching and Learning.

2023-2024 Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2-3 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 29, 10-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27, 4-7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 1-2 p.m.



View current ACIE membership roster.


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.