2017-2018 UDL Workshops

The Center for Academic Excellence features a series of workshops focused on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The goals of these workshops are to assist faculty in creating better learning environments for all learners by demonstrating new and alternative ways to present information and engage students in the classrooms. For more information, to register for a workshop, or to view a calendar of all professional development workshops, please visit the The Center for Academic Excellence website.

Fall 2017 Workshops:

UDL and Student Success: The "Why" of Learning


Thursday, September 5, 2017; 2:15-3:15pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017; 9:45-10:45am 

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Do you feel that your students just want to "get the grade" but have not really absorbed the course material? Do you want a classroom full of motivated, fun, interested learners who look forward to learning in your class? Learn how the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle can help you create a classroom where students are engaged and motivated to learn!

Facilitator: Lillian Nave, AppSTAR  

Upon completion of this workshop, you should be able to:

1. Add at least one technique to their current classes that will increase student engagement

2. Connect a useful principle of Universal Design for Learning to their subject matter and delivery method that will enhance student motivation

3. Create a plan for a future course that includes an assessment strategy to move students from cursory examination to deep investigation of course material.


UDL 101: Universal Design for Learning for Beginners

Wednesday, September 13, 2017; 2:30-3:00pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 2:30-3:30pm


Are you interested in creating a successful course for your students, or making the one you are already teaching a better experience for everyone? Are you frustrated by students' poor performance? Just a few small, easy tweaks can mean a WORLD of difference to your students and their performance in your class. And it makes your life as an instructor much easier, too! Come learn about Universal Design for Learning strategies to streamline teaching whatever it is you want your students to learn.

Facilitator: Lillian Nave, AppSTAR Director/First Year Seminar

Upon completion of this workshop, you should be able to:

1. Design an alternate method of representing information to complement their instruction so students can better understand what they are learning.
2. Add an outcome to an existent assignment to provide multiple means for a student to demonstrate learning.
3. Devise a mission statement for an assignment, module or class to better engage students.