• Universal Course Design Series

Introduction to Universal Course Design
Tuesday, October 13th, 1-2:00pm
CTE, 73 Tremont St., 12th Floor

Do you have diverse learners in your class? Do you struggle in trying to effectively reach all learners? Universal Course Design is a professional development concept rooted in the foundation that a course should be accessible to all learners, no matter their individual backgrounds. UCD also recognizes that faculty do not have the time to individualize their courses for each type of learner. This workshop will introduce faculty to the concept of UCD, provide them with strategies for meeting the needs of their diverse students without additional time consummation and point faculty towards free UCD resources right here at Suffolk.

Facilitated by Kirsten Behling, Director, Office of Disability Services

 

The Universally Designed Syllabus
Tuesday, November 3rd, 1:00-2:00pm
CTE, 73 Tremont St., 12th Floor

The course syllabus is the backbone of any course containing all of the pertinent information for your course. Despite your best efforts to create this important document, students still ask you logistical questions throughout the semester. The Universally Designed syllabus has been proven to reduce these questions while increasing access to course materials. This workshop will highlight examples of universally designed syllabi across disciplines and provide you with the information necessary to start planning your own universally designed syllabi. It will also point you in the direction of UCD experts at Suffolk who can assist you in this process.

Facilitated by Kirsten Behling, Director, Office of Disability Services

 

Universal Course Designed Instructional Strategies
Tuesday, December 1st,, 1:00-2:00pm
CTE, 73 Tremont St., 12th Fl.

Studies have shown that after 20 minutes of lecture 80% of the student audience is no longer actively listening. Given the diverse student population we are trying to teach, it is imperative that faculty find ways to diversify their teaching. By breaking a course into 20 minute segments and using different instructional strategies you will effectively reach a wider range of students. This workshop will share UCD strategies for faculty to use across disciplines when diversifying their instruction. Participants will walk away with a game plan for trying a new instructional method in one or more of their courses.

Facilitated by Kirsten Behling, Director, Office of Disability Services