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Monday, July 31 • 1:30pm - 1:48pm
What Does UDL Look Like in Higher Education Learning

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Higher education faculty frequency complain that their students come to them ill-prepared to engage in the coursework offered in college. Students enter college with varied skill-sets and experiences regardless if they have a disability. If the professors' goal is to have students be successful and achieve their greatest potential, then the opportunity and engagement into the coursework they prepare, deliver and assess must first ensure accessibility to the learning for all students no matter how they arrive in our classrooms. UDL strategies, when incorporated into the higher education learning environment, ensures adherence to high standards while also providing opportunities for accessibility, student engagement and perseverance towards course completion for students from varied backgrounds, experiences, and who may have a disability. The responsibility to provide fairness and opportunities for all aligns with Democratic Professionalism (Ayers, 2008) , a role that higher education faculty must assume if they are committed to promoting fair, mindful, active participation in college-level learning for all students regardless of their backgrounds, learning gaps, or disabilities. It is my hope that this introduction into what UDL looks like and can do to foster success and goal attainment for all students in the higher educational setting will inform and solicit the commitment by higher education faculty to learn more on the responsibility and need to incorporate UDL strategies in each course that they teach.

Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 1:48pm EDT
Bayview Room