ERIC Number: ED481561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Transformation and Disability (CTAD): Helping Postsecondary Faculty Make Their Classes More Accessible to All Students. Workshop Facilitator's Guide [with CD-ROM and Videotapes].
Fox, Judith A., Ed.; Johnson, Donna, Ed.
This guide is designed to assist postsecondary disability service providers and others in conducting a Curriculum Transformation and Disability (CTAD) faculty development workshop intended to make classrooms more accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. The CTAD workshop uses the model of universal instructional design, which encourages faculty to provide alternatives in their curricula. The guide to the 10.5 hour workshop includes 8 CTAD workshop sections, each with a brief overview, learning objectives, and list of materials needed; information on facilitator preparation; instructions to the facilitator; and material to be read to the participants. Sections address: (1) disability and higher education; (2) student experiences; (3) universal instructional design; (4) applying universal instructional design, Part 1 (designing an accessible course); (5) using assistive technology; (6) accessing local resources; (7) applying universal instructional design, Part 2 (teaching and learning); and (8) creating an action plan. Sixteen appendices provide samples and handouts such as a sample invitation for a faculty focus group, a sample invitation for a student focus group, a sample CTAD workshop recruitment letter, a worksheet for applying universal instructional design, an essential components case scenario, a sample action plan, and a workshop evaluation form. Two videotapes, "Assistive Technology: Applications in Postsecondary Education" (written and hosted by Jennifer Dunnam) and "Uncertain Welcome: Student Perspectives on Disability and Postsecondary Education" (produced by Rich Reardon) are included as well as an accompanying CD-ROM containing digital versions of both videos and all PowerPoint presentations. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), College Faculty, College Students, Course Organization, Disabilities, Faculty Development, Focus Groups, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Workshops
University of Minnesota, General College, 246 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-625-5366. For full text: http://www.gen.umn.edu/research/ctad.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Disability Services.
Note: Accompanying videotapes and CD-ROM are not available from ERIC.