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Moving the needle: Implementing universal design in higher education

When: March 9, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Belfer Research Building, Room BB-401
Topic(s): Course design

Presenter(s): Michael Siller (Psychology)


Note: This TSC involves a series of four meetings, and faculty are strongly encouraged to attend all meetings. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays, March 9, March 30, April 13, and May 4, 3 pm – 5 pm.

The student body at Hunter College is exceptionally diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, native language, culture, age, learning style, background knowledge, ability, gender, veteran status, and other characteristics. This Teaching Scholarship Circle (TSC) aims to support faculty who wish to proactively and incrementally re-design courses to be welcoming, usable, and accessible to students with a broad range of characteristics, including students with disabilities. These efforts will be guided by learning about the principles of Universal Design in higher education.

This faculty group will meet four times over the course of the Spring 2016 semester. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays, between 3 and 5pm (meeting dates: March 9, March 30, April 13, and May 4). Through reading, invited speakers, and discussion, faculty will learn about the principles and practices of Universal Design in higher education, and plan incremental changes in their own courses that give students (1) multiple ways of acquiring information and knowledge, (2) alternatives for demonstrating what they know, and (3) a range of opportunities to actively engage with the course content.

If you would like to register for this TSC, please complete this form. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Siller: msiller@hunter.cuny.edu

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