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UCD Access and Lifelong Learning (ALL) launched ‘Learning from UDL Leaders: UCD University for All Faculty Partners’, on the 1st of February 2023 in the UCD University Club. This publication is an output of the University for All Faculty Partnership Programme developed in collaboration with UCD Teaching & Learning and UCD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and with oversight from the University’s Widening Participation Committee. The fourth in a series of Universal Design for Learning case studies published by UCD, this volume is edited by Lisa Padden, Daniel Elliott, Julie Tonge and Sheena Hyland. The collection includes 26 case studies from across all of UCD’s six Colleges. At College level the Faculty Partners have been collaborating to integrate UDL systemically and have formed leadership teams to spread UDL throughout their disciplines. UCD’s commitment to implementing Universal Design is clearly demonstrated in this publication.

Universal Design for learning (UDL) is a framework to assist with developing educational experiences which are inclusive of all students. By implementing more flexible teaching, assessment, and service delivery strategies to accommodate the variety of learners in classrooms, UDL seeks to embed equity throughout the student journey. The University for All initiative has paved the way for the implementation of UDL not just in UCD but nationally through a series of strategic collaborations.

The case studies are a valuable resource for colleagues in UCD and across the sector and add significantly to the body of work in this area. Each case study includes details on how UDL impacts students and also offers open education resources which can be adapted and used by others in their own practice. 

"Learning from UDL Leaders: UCD University for All Faculty Partners’, offers a timely, practical and a much-needed resource to support this vision and create a university for all. Written by 26 members of academic staff, appointed as UCD University for All Faculty Partners, this publication comprises easily transferable discipline-specific case studies that offer valuable insights and practical strategies to apply Universal Design across a wide range of subjects.” - Professor Barbara Dooley, Acting Registrar, UCD.

Learning from UDL Leaders Case Studies Publication

University for All

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