Friday, April 1st, 10:00-11:00am ET
This session will outline the approach to creating an ‘army’ of faculty to ensure widespread implementation of UDL across all disciplines in University College Dublin, a large research intensive Higher Education Institution in Ireland. The University for All Faculty Partner Programme offers faculty a structured opportunity to undertake the Universal Design for Learning training, to qualify as a UDL Facilitator, and become a role model who will persuade and influence others as to the merits of inclusion for all students. In this session we will outline the development of this programme and the progress to date. This programme is part of our University for All initiative – a whole-institution, evidence-based approach to mainstreaming inclusion in UCD, ensuring that all students feel welcome, belong and are valued. University for All recognises, promotes, and values the breadth of talent, experience and contribution of all students, and creates an inclusive educational experience for all.