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CSSR receives Campus Climate Improvement Grant from UMass Amherst

The CSSR received a UMass Amherst Campus Climate Improvement Grant for their project "Conversations with Experts About Students with Disabilities and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)." The project offers faculty, staff, and graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the experiences of students with disabilities in higher education and the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 

The project will utilize a series of four conversations facilitated by personnel the CSSR and external experts during Wednesday mornings in April and May. You can join us for one conversation or sign up for them all! The 15 participants who participate in the most number conversations will receive 2 books on Students with Disabilities in Higher Education and Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (a lottery will be used in case of a tie). Breakfast is included.

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  • What: Conversations with Experts About Students with Disabilities and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Dates: Wednesday mornings: April 18, April 25, May 2, and May 9
  • Times: Breakfast at 9:00 AM; Conversation from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Who: YOU!
  • Sponsored by: The Center for Student Success Research through a Campus Climate Improvement Grant

Register by Monday, April 9, 2018

Session Schedule:

  • April 18 – Understanding support differences between K-12 and college for students with disabilities
    • Facilitator: Kelsey Hall, Assistive Technology Coordinator, UMass Amherst
  • April 25 – Social justice and campus climate for students with disabilities 
    • Facilitators: Zeke Kimball, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, UMass Amherst, and Cathy Manly, Doctoral Candidate in Higher Education, UMass Amherst
  • May 2 – Neurodiversity and Universal Design for Learning
    • Facilitator: Lee Burdettte Williams, Director of Higher Education and Training, College Autism Network
  • May 9 – Understanding and Implementing Universal Design for Learning 
    • Facilitator: Erin DeSilva, Instructional Designer, Dartmouth College

Questions? Contact Cathy Manly cmanly@educ.umass.edu or Prof. Zeke Kimball ekimball@educ.umass.edu  

Learn more about the Campus Climate Improvement Grant Program at UMass Amherst here.