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Interested in completed the Digital Badge for Universal Design in Teaching & Learning? College of Arts & Humanities Faculty Partners, Mary Farrelly and Fionnuala Walsh will be facilitating a rollout of the Digital Badge in the College in Spring 2023. This 10 week programme will begin on 1 February. An information session for those interested will be held on Monday 12 December at 2pm in K114 Newman. 

Time Involved: Approx. 25 hours over 10 weeks, roughly 2.5 hours per week. Optional 5 hour add-on for participants interested in rolling this open course out to colleagues in the future.

Course Activities: 5 self-directed online modules (35-75 mins each), either 4 peer group meetings or 1 workshop, 1 UDL Redesign Activity. 

Register your interest here.

Assoc Prof Naomi McAreavey

Naomi McAreavey teaches Shakespeare and Renaissance literature in the School of English, Drama and Film. She completed the Graduate Diploma in University Teaching and Learning in 2013 and served as Vice Principal for Teaching and Learning for the College of Arts and Humanities from 2017 to 2020. She has long-standing interests in group work, contemplative pedagogy and assessment choice. She completed the Digital Badge in Universal Design for Learning in 2020 and believes that every small change to accommodate learner variability can make a big difference to student success.

Dr Annette Clancy

Annette is Assistant Professor at the School of Art History and Cultural Policy where she is Director of the MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management. The focus of Annette’s research is on emotion in organisations and in particular how unconscious dynamics influence and inform organisational structure and behaviour. She has a particular interest in anxiety and how it influences and inhibits the teaching and learning encounter. Annette completed the Professional Diploma in University Teaching & Learning in 2018 and is currently undertaking the Digital Badge in UDL.

As a University for All Faculty Partner, Annette hopes to use her experience as a ‘non traditional’ student and her interest in universal design, to ensure that the new BHum in Cultural and Creative Industries (coming on stream in 2022 as part of the Creative Futures Academy) is informed by UDL strategies so that we welcome as diverse a cohort of students as possible to this new degree.

Dr Mary Farrelly

Mary Farrelly teaches Spanish in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics. She completed the Graduate Diploma in University Teaching and Learning and the Digital Badge in Universal Design for Learning in 2021. She has a special interest in outreach and Widening Participation and loves tinkering with new software and video editing tools to bring UDL to students and colleagues.

Dr Fionnuala Walsh

Fionnuala is Assistant Professor of Modern Irish History in the School of History where her teaching spans undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  She is director of the MA in Irish History. Her research interests are in Irish social history, women’s history and First World War studies. Since joining UCD in 2017 Fionnuala has been engaged with matters of inclusion and widening participation. She delivers a module titled ‘Making History’ on the Access Diploma for Arts and Humanities, providing an introduction to studying history at university level, and serves on the Steering Committee of the AHSSL diploma. In her School she has responsibility for other widening participation efforts including the Lifelong Learning programme and Open Learning. She is a member of the School of History EDI committee and the Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team. Fionnuala has also been involved in initiatives addressing gender inequalities in the history discipline through her work with the Women’s History Association of Ireland.

Naomi McAreavey- Rubrics for Assessment

Lucy Collins- Inclusive Assessment

Annette Clancy- Choice of Assessment Formats

Mary Farrelly- Providing Students with Multiple Means of Representation

Irial Glynn- Incorporating Film into Migration History Course

Edward Coleman- Crossword Puzzles

Eve Kearney- Multiple Mean for Action and/or Expression

Fionnuala Walsh- Assessment Options

Jorie Lagerwey- Universal Practise Design at UCD

Kelly Michels- Incorporate UCDL's Principle's into an Assignment

Martin Brady- Accessible Colour Coding

Siobhan Donavan- Reading German Literature

Poster for College of Arts and Humanities Faculty Partners

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