Conversation: 'Social Justice and Campus Climate for Students with Disabilities'

Event Details

April 25, 2018
9:30 am-11:30 am

Furcolo Hall

Room: W016

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Cathy Manly

The Center for Student Success Research invites you to participate in four conversations with experts about students with disabilities and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) through a Campus Climate Improvement Grant.

Do you realize that course design can make a positive difference in the classroom and co-curricular experiences of students with disabilities? Wondering how to shift away from relying on individual accommodation letters to more inclusive approaches? UDL offers a framework for designing courses and activities that fully enables all students, regardless of ability, to engage substantively in their learning and demonstrate their knowledge. Faculty, staff and graduate students from all disciplines and areas of the university are invited to participate in this conversation series addressing these issues. You can join us for one specific conversation or sign up for multiple sessions. Fifteen participants who attend the most conversations will receive two books on students with disabilities in higher education and Universal Design for Learning in higher education. Breakfast is included.

Facilitators: Zeke Kimball, assistant professor of higher education, and Cathy Manly, doctoral candidate in higher education.

Questions? Contact Cathy Manly or Prof. Zeke Kimball