Resources

What Every Instructor Wants to Know About Universal Design for Learning (Powerpoint)
ICATER announces a new training program for instructors who wish to incorporate principles of Universal Design for Learning into their courses. This PowerPoint program covers the major topics around planning and implementing UDL and will take about an hour to complete. We invite you to try it and appreciate your feedback.

CAST UDL Online Modules
Online modules introduce the theory, principles and application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to teacher candidates and in-service teachers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Equity and Excellence in Higher Education: Universal Course Design (UCD), Department of Education
The US Department of Education and five Northeast USA universities collaborate to provide syllabi, tutorials, strategies, tools and more to help you learn about UCD.

Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, San Francisco State University
University Universal Design for Learning development resources.

Top Five Myths About Teaching at the University Level
Top Ten Strategies for Designing Courses
Faculty Development ... "To Go!"
MERLOT/ELIXR
This link will take you to the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) repository of case studies. They are captioned videos by professors who have developed their courses in line with the principles of Universal Design for Learning.

Categories
UDL
Faculty Development
Creating Stories

Specific Videos
Elementary Education
Developmental Math
Fostering Creativity
UDL in Technical & Professional Writing

The Center for Universal Design in Education, University of Washington.
The Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE) develops and collects Web-based resources to help educators apply universal design to all aspects of the educational experience.

CAST. Teaching Every Student.
CAST is an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.

The Institute for Human Centered Design (Adaptive Environments)
Information about universal design showing its roots in architecture and interior design.

Faculty and Administrator Modules in Higher Education (FAME)
Designed as a professional development tool for use in higher education, this site contains information on how college faculty, administrators, disability service providers, and students can work individually and collaboratively to improve the accommodations, teaching-learning process, and overall campus environment for students with disabilities.

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Curriculum Transformation and Disability, University of Minnesota
This site is no longer updated, but contains Jeanne L. Higbee’s book, Curriculum Transformation and Disability (CTAD): Implementing Universal Design in Higher Education in PDF form. It is over 300 pages, but is offers a comprehensive guide to the subject. We highly recommended this as a foundation text. 

Decisions in Education through Perspective and THeory
While not directly addressing UDL, this site is a compendium of all the philosophical details you forgot about constructivism, situated cognition, even behaviorism and epistemology applied to instruction. This is an excellent interactive site that organizes approaches by philosophical type. Depth is an accurate label.

Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education
Grant and award information available here from the Department of Education.

Disabled Student Development, Ball State University
Their efforts have focused on Ensuring a Quality Education for Indiana’s Students with Disabilities through the Faculty Mentorship Program, a faculty training series, a learning support center and outreach to secondary schools to build awareness of making the transition from high school to college.

Ensuring Access through Collaboration and Technology (EnACT), California State Universities
EnACT~PTD supports California State University students with disabilities in attaining their educational goals. Recognizing faculty play a pivotal role in student success, EnACT~PTD provides  the skills, support and training necessary to ensure that students with disabilities are provided a high quality education.

Project ShIFT Grant. Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon
In August, 2008 the Disability Resources department was awarded a three year grant for more than a million dollars from the Department of Education to improve the quality of higher education for students with disabilities using Universal Design Principals and social model thinking. 

Project LINC. Longwood University
Research-based support for inclusive teaching in a diverse classroom, covering the converging needs of : Foreign language instructors, Students with disabilities, and Non-tenure-track faculty.

Tools for Teaching. University of California, Berkeley
This page is taken from Barbara Gross Davis’s book Tools for Teaching (1993). It reiterates the main points of how to develop a UDL-based course syllabus.

Teaching and Learning Centers. University of North Carolina at Pembroke
This site lists dozens of colleges and universities who have departments dedicated to teaching and learning. Some are expressly UDL oriented but many are not. It is a good place to browse to see what people from around the USA are doing.

Web-Based Instruction, Virginia Tech
This site is principally geared to secondary education but offers some good ideas and capsule descriptions of a wide range of methods and instructional strategies.

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About Universal Design. Texas A & M University
Engage in self-paced learning through an online module on universal design.

ACCESS to Postsecondary Education through Universal Design for Learning. Colorado State University
Site includes clear and concise tutorials on creating UD documents in Word, PowerPoint, PDF, and Etext.

Achieving College Success (ACeS), Northampton Community College

The three-year ACeS program is currently in the development phase. Re-designed courses will be implemented in during the spring 2010 semester. NCC anticipates that this project will serve as a model across the country.

Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Center on Disability Studies (CDS) is a University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents recognized Center focused upon development and conduct of interdisciplinary education/training, research/demonstration and evaluation, and university and community service.

Disability & Diversity. San Diego State University
The Disability & Diversity Project goal is to enhance the knowledge and skills of administrators, faculty, and staff through a universal model linking disability and diversity in postsecondary education. Director is Dr. Bobbie J. Atkins.

Disability Enhancement Project (DEP). South Carolina State University
The Disability Enhancement Project (DEP), funded by the Department of Education is designed to increase the awareness of Faculty, Staff, and Administrators to support the academic needs of students with disabilities, thus providing development, training and technical assistance to enhance student achievement.

Disability Studies and Universal Access. University of Eastern Washington
Information on undergraduate and graduate certificate program.

Institute on Disabilities - Technology. Temple University
Programs and resources which offer training, services and assistance for a variety of technologies for people with disabilities and universal design.

SciTrain U. College of Architecture, Georgia Tech
SciTrain U is a resource designed to provide educators with the tools necessary to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles in the college classroom and other learning environments.

Universal Design for Instruction in Postsecondary Education. University of Connecticut
Professional development modules for faculty and postsecondary support staff to use in learning about and applying the construct of Universal Design for Instruction.

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Center for Excellence in Disabilities, West Virginia University
The programs at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) are listed in four different categories including: Assistive Technology Programs, Community Living Programs, Employment Programs, and Health & Wellness Programs.

Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI), University of Vermont
Supporting Faculty to Teach All Students: A Universal Design Consulting Team Model.

Expanding Cultural Awareness of Exceptional Learners (Project ExCEL-UO), University of Oregon
Project ExCEL-UO will improve the performance of students with disabilities at the University of Oregon by providing all faculty members with additional information and training related to understanding and teaching students with disabilities.

Project Enhance, University of Texas-Pan American
The goal of Project Enhance is to work with disability support offices on university and college campuses to ensure that no student is left behind as they pursue their post-secondary education.

Rehabilitation Research Design & Disability, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Universal Design Infusion of Technology and Evaluation for Accessible Campuses of Higher Education project (ITEACH). The R2D2 Center performs interdisciplinary basic research investigations, applied research and development, and innovative instruction related to technology and disability.


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