The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies has been awarded a grant to replicate Ensuring Higher Education Opportunity for All, a demonstration project that advances the message of “disability as diversity” in Temple University’s undergraduate core humanities curriculum and diversity training for new faculty and staff. The project, developed by the Institute on Disabilities, Temple’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), also seeks to build the capacity of faculty to utilize principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in course delivery to help eliminate barriers to learning for all students, including students with disabilities.
The Center’s replication efforts will include the following: engage in curriculum transformation in the humanities or social sciences so that disability is treated as part of diversity in these courses; build the capacity of faculty to utilize principles and practices of Universal Design for Learning (UDL); identification of at least 2 instructors with a disability or adjunct instructors/consultants with a disability who will teach or co-teach with one or more of the humanities/social science instructors; teach or co-teach using the transformed curriculum in at least 3 humanities or social science classes and evaluate the outcomes of this instruction; and develop a plan to sustain the efforts in curriculum transformation and (co-)teaching in the humanities. An existing interdisciplinary committee, Equity and Excellence in Higher Education, will serve as the project advisory committee for the replication grant.
Temple University Institute on Disabilities through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.
May 1, 2011 until June 15, 2012
Dr. Ann Keefer, Project Coordinator
Ensuring Higher Education Opportunity for All
Institute on Disabilities
1755 North 13th Street
Student Center, Room 411S
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tina Passman, Co-Principal Investigator
University of Maine
Department of Modern Languages and Classics
208 Little Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5742
(207) 581-2089 (v)
Lucille Zeph, Co-Principal Investigator
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 114
Orono, ME 04469-5717
(207) 581-1084 (v)