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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
CAST website: Universal Design for Learning
CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
UDL Guidelines 2.0
National Center on UDL's interactive guide for making your courses more accessible to all learners.
Faculty Development Center Resources
Inclusive Excellence Teaching Resources
Find additional resources here for reaching and teaching all students.
Magna 20-Minute Mentor Videos
Video-based programs designed to answer a specific question related to teaching and learning. They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules. Free through Faculty Development. E-mail the FDC for login instructions.
Tranparent Teaching Resources
Transparency in Teaching
Winkelmes, Mary-Ann. "Transparency in teaching: faculty share data and improve students' learning." Liberal Education 99.2 (2013): 48+. General OneFile. Web. 23 Oct. 2015.
Transparency in Learning and Teaching
Winkelmes, Mary-Ann. “Transparency in Learning and Teaching: Faculty and students benefit directly from a shared focus on learning and teaching processes.” NEA Higher Education Advocate (January 2013): Pages 6 - 9.
Equity of Access
Winkelmes, Mary-Ann. "Equity of Access and Equity of Experience in Higher Education". The National Teaching and Learning FORUM, February. 2015 (vol. 24, pp. 1-4).
The Unwritten Rules of College
Berrett, Dan. "The Unwritten Rules of College," The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 21, 2015.
Transparency in Teaching and Learning
Transparency in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Transparent Methods, from the Transparency in Learning and Teaching project.
First Day Questions
Smith, Gary A. "First-Day Questions for the Learner-Centered Classroom".
The National Teaching and Learning FORUM, Sept. 2008 (vol. 17, pp. 1-4).
Are We Clear? Tips for Crafting Better Explanations
Weimer, Maryellen. "Are We Clear? Tips for Crafting Better Explanations." Faculty Focus, November 18, 2015.
21st Century Students
A list of resources to help you better serve and understand the perspectives of higher ed student populations predicted to grow in the near future.
VA Campus Toolkit
Includes links to "Characteristics of Student Veterans," "Common Adjustment Experiences" and "Additional Online Resources"
Short video including testimonials of student veterans about the transition to college.
Student Veterans and PTSD
Short video simulating a student veteran's anxiety attack.
First Generation College Students
Students of Color / The New Majority
Students with Disabilities