EnACT/CSU ATI Summer Accessibility Institute
July 9-11, 2007
Title: Faculty Learning Communities
Presenters: Dr. Brett Christie, Sonoma State University
Abstract: This session will demonstrate the process and experiences of faculty
members who have engaged in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) focused on
Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The FLC process involves a structured,
interdisciplinary focus group that meets over the course of an academic year, making
fundamental course changes according to the principles of UDL. This presentation will
include sharing from FLC participants as to their efforts with UDL and increased
learning by their students.
Supplemental Materials: CD of UDL & FLC materials given to campuses at session.
Questions and Objectives Addressed by this Session:
1. How faculty become involved with UDL? Why become involved in the FLC?
2. What is it like to learn the UDL principles and strategies?
3. What is it like to function in the FLC process?
4. How do you benefit from peer-support and input?s
5. How is the interdisciplinary membership particularly useful?
6. Examples of course modifications as per UDL.
7. Noted successes implementing UDL. How students are responding to UDL.
8. How this process affects your thinking about other courses you teach.
9. Demonstration of online video case stories related to the FLC process and
specific UDL efforts by those who have completed the process.