Each week this semester, look in upbeat for a link to a brief article or video with straightforward, concrete ideas for supporting excellent teaching. These are meant to last about as long as it takes to drink a cup of coffee or tea; coupons for a hot beverage from Bon Appetit were distributed to all faculty before Christmas break, compliments of the associate provost and the Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC). If we missed you somehow, please contact Karen Eifler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she’ll make sure you receive yours.
Major themes will include accommodations for disabilities, thoughtful uses of digital technologies, and active learning strategies. These will also be archived in the revamped Teaching and Learning website, along with other resources.
This week’s offering is by the Office for Students With Disabilities, who have culled universities around the country that are making important contributions in helping faculty members improve their effectiveness and understanding with regard to teaching students with a wide range of disabilities. The innovations featured are helpful for improving learning for all students, not just those with disabilities. This week, we get an overview of Universal Design for Instruction (13:08 minutes), in a brief video from University of Washington.