UDL Learning Community 2023

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) program is a faculty learning community created by the Center for Teaching & Learning and Digital Learning & Innovation. Learning community members participate in discussion and practice-based sessions and complete independent projects based on their learnings.

About the 2023 UDL Learning Community

CTL and DL&I invited faculty to join a year-long Learning Community on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Inspired by the accessible architecture movement and based on research about how we learn, UDL is a teaching framework that identifies barriers in the learning environment rather than in “deficiencies” in the student. In the same way that a curb cut in the sidewalk helps not only people who use wheelchairs but also people with strollers or suitcases, a UDL approach can benefit all students by anticipating, and proactively designing for, the variability in learners.

Learning Community participants will meet for six 90-minute discussion and practice-based sessions in the spring and fall semesters of 2023. The virtual meetings will be led by Luis Perez, a consultant for CAST.  

In the spring semester, the group will meet on the following days from 12:30-2 pm (EST): 

  • Friday, February 10
  • Friday, March 24
  • Friday, April 28

In the fall semester, the group will meet on the following days from 2:30-4pm (EST):

  • Monday, September 18
  • Monday, October 16
  • Wednesday, November 8

 In addition to attending the monthly meetings, participants may have some additional work to complete independently, depending on the project/s they would like to complete during the year.

We will start the program with a keynote by Luis Perez, a consultant for CAST, on January 24, 2023. Please register to be part of this conversation!

Application Information

Space in the UDL Learning Community is limited.  Please express your interest using this form. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2023.

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