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What works with faculty? Results from a yearlong faculty-to-faculty accessible instructional materials workshop

Proposal No: 2650

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Speaker(s)

  • Scott Kupferman, Professor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

The presenter will share the results of a yearlong faculty-to-faculty instructional workshop that revolved around the creation and evaluation of accessible instructional materials. Faculty perspectives, best practices, and policy recommendations will be discussed, as well as an innovative on-demand faculty resource will be demonstrated.

Abstract

The presenter, who is a university faculty member, will share the results of a yearlong faculty-to-faculty instructional workshop that revolved around the creation and evaluation of accessible instructional materials. These accessible instructional materials included textbooks, course readers, powerpoints, videos, exams/assignments, collaboration tools, and course management software. A total of 32 faculty participated in the workshop. Faculty perspectives, best practices, and policy recommendations will be discussed. Further, the workshop led to the development of an innovative on-demand resource that guides faculty through the creation and evaluation of accessible instructional materials. This resource will be demonstrated for presentation attendees.

Keypoints

  1. Faculty perspectives related to the creation of accessible instructional materials
  2. Best practices for instructing faculty to create accessible instructional materials
  3. How faculty can use an innovative on-demand resource to create and evaluate accessible instructional materials

Speaker Bio(s)

Scott Kupferman

Scott Kupferman, Ph.D., CRC is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning and Co-Coordinator of the Special Education Program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He is also the Director of the National Collaborative for Disability and Technology (NCDT), which is a network of 200+ assistive technology researchers and developers. Scott's research interests revolve around (a) assistive technology, (b) accessibility and universal design, and (c) transition from secondary education to postsecondary education, employment, and independent living. He has served as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or grant writer for approximately 4.2 million dollars in grant funding. Scott's service roles include being an ongoing reviewer/advisor for the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Department of Labor. His scholarly efforts have led to several honors and awards, including selection as a National Council on Disability delegate and recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's Commissioner's Award for Excellence.

Handout(s)

Kupferman_Faculty_AHG_2015