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Academic Failure: Does Academic Performance Data Illustrate the Need for Universal Design in Education?

Do you periodically read an article that stays with you for quite some time? Here’s one that caught our attention recently: The 4-Stage Response to Low Student Achievement By John Lemuel Available online at: The author reflects on the workload requirements in his class in light of the recently published book, Academically Adrift: Limited [...]

Helping Faculty Redesign Their Courses With Principles of UDL

As the spring semester begins, we are reminded of the timely opportunities that we have to help faculty redesign their courses to take advantage of universal design for learning strategies. The Equity and Excellence in Higher Education project was developed by the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts/Boston, in partnership with the [...]

Teaching Faculty and Staff about Universal Design for Learning

The Equity and Excellence Project at the University of Massachusetts, Boston was a three-year federally funded grant designed to ensure that students with disabilities receive a quality higher education through refinement, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of the Universal Course Design (UCD) model of professional development for college faculty, administrators, and support personnel. They have assembled [...]