Universal Design in Higher Education

Topics: Curriculum Development, Academic Planning, Academic Affairs, Space Utilization, Facilities and Operations, Administration and Finance

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Research Questions

  • How do colleges and universities who implement classroom Universal Design-based instructional techniques garner faculty support and provide faculty training and follow-up?
  • How are colleges and universities helping students understand the Universal Design construct?

Summary

While colleges and universities increasingly draw upon the concept of Universal Design to create an ideal learning environment, it can be challenging to apply the concept practically in the classroom. This project explores innovative ways to incorporate Universal Design into campus architecture, classroom technology and curriculum development. Further, this brief describes different approaches used by universities to garner faculty interest and offer effective training in Universal Design.

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