This session will provide strategies and supports to ensure teaching is equitable, accessible, and inclusive for ALL students, including (but not limited to) multilingual learners, students with disabilities, and first-generation students. The session will begin by providing the objectives and principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), how UDL contributes to anti-racist and anti-ableist practices, and end with examples of equitable, accessible, and inclusive course delivery methods and assignments.
Saili S. Kulkarni, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Special Education at San José State University (SJSU). Dr. Kulkarni's research seeks to understand the intersections of disability and race in teacher education using a framework of disability studies critical race theory (DisCrit). Her recent work portrays the experiences and challenges faced by teachers of color including special education teachers of color (SETOC) and/or teachers of color working with young children of color with disabilities. She is the recipient of a Spencer Foundation Racial Equity Grant (2021-2023) to study exclusionary discipline practices impacting young children of color with disabilities in preschool and early elementary grades. She is also the inaugural BIPOC Educator Fellow for the National Center for Research in Educator Diversity (NCRED). Dr. Kulkarni received early tenure and promotion from SJSU in 2021 with the support of the NCFDD Summer Bootcamp, which she participated in, back in Summer 2020.
Duke graduate students can access this webinar sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity through Duke's institutional membership. Find information about how to claim your Duke membership to NCFDD here.
- Professional Development
- Teaching and Mentoring