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Universal Design for Learning at Appalachian State University educates faculty members about learning differences and implementing teaching strategies that enhance all students' learning by incorporating UDL Principles. Faculty have access to UDL related workshops and seminars, along with our annual Course Re-Design

Click on the pages to the left for more information. To participate in any of these activities, please contact Lillian Nave at navely@appstate.edu.

Online Modules

College STAR professional development online learning modules are organized around the three principles of Universal Design for Learning: Multiple Means of Engagement, Multiple Means of Representation, and Multiple Means of Expression. These modules provide examples of best teaching practices that originate from the voices and experiences of students on Appalachian’s campus. Through a survey, Appalachian students are asked to identify and describe examples of effective teaching practices, strategies, resources and routines used by faculty members across campus.  Each module contains an alignment of the instructional practice with principles of Universal Design for Learning, a description of how the practice has been implemented by university instructor(s), a brief summary of professional literature that supports the instructional practice, and the opportunity for viewers to share their own similar practices.

These faculty development components of College STAR are sponsored by the Oak Foundation, the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, and Faculty and Academic Development.