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Fall 2018 Faculty Pedagogy Institute

Teaching Students with Disabilities: Applying Principles of Universal Design for Learning in Our Courses

Over the last few decades, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has emerged as an important framework for increasing accessibility in higher education. UDL is applicable to many elements of our educational institutions, including classroom spaces and even the courses we teach. Pedagogically, UDL provides us with tools to design and teach courses that provide as wide a range of opportunities to succeed as possible. In this workshop, we’ll look at some of the foundational research on UDL and discuss strategies for applying UDL to our own courses.


  • Josh Eyler, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Canek Phillips, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Engineering

  • Alan Russell, Director of the Disability Resource Center

Coffee and pastries will be served. All Rice University Instructors are welcome.