Northwestern University

Mon 1:00 PM

Faculty Workshop: Diversity Series - Universal Design

When: Monday, October 21, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  

Where: Frances Searle Building, Room 2370 - Second Floor, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Contact: Muveddet Harris  

Group: Searle Faculty Events

Category: Academic

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* Open to Faculty

Universal Design: Rethinking How to Teach Students with (and without) Disabilities

In the last few decades, universities have seen an increasingly diverse student body and, with it, a rising demand for instructors to respond to the racial, gender, and socio-economic diversity in their classrooms.  Unfortunately, recent strides in inclusive teaching have left behind another growing minority population at elite universities: students with disabilities.  How can instructors best promote learning for students with disabilities? Despite issues of confidentiality and stigma, instructors can do more than include stock phrasing in their syllabi and honor individual student requests for accommodations. This workshop will introduce Universal Design for Learning, a simple pedagogical approach to inclusive teaching, and offer practical tips on how to make classes more accessible and compelling for students with disabilities--and students of all learning styles.  

This session will be let by Alison May, Ph.D., Assitant Director for Services with Students with Disabilities for the Evanston campus, and Beth Lew-Williams, Ph.D., ACLS New Faculty Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in history and Asian American studies.

*Please register to reserve your spot.

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