The Universal Design for Learning & Accessibility Faculty Learning Community (UA-FLC) brings together a diverse group of instructors to explore Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is an educational framework that guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate a diverse population of learners. Participants will explore the guiding principles of UDL in relation to their own disciplines to create inclusive and accessible classrooms.
The goals of the UA-FLC include:
Developing a common understanding of the principles of UDL and how they promote inclusivity and engagement in the classroom
Gaining awareness about accessibility issues related to student success
Creating an interdisciplinary community of instructors who support one another in trying out new pedagogies related to UDL
Providing a network of colleagues who share insights and lessons learned as they continue to develop as reflective practitioners
Community meetings are aimed at providing a space to experiment with new ideas in a supportive environment that leads towards growth and reflection in the practice of teaching. In addition to participating in seminars, group discussions, and classroom activities led by community members, individuals will work on re-designing course work with a UDL approach and present their insights to the community.