Accessible Online Teaching in the New Year
How can faculty proactively consider the needs of all students in their course design? Before the start of the Spring 2021 semester, Aaron Spector, Director of Student Disabilities Services at the Weingarten Center, spoke on a panel about accessible online teaching hosted by Davy Knittle and Adam Sax, graduate fellows at the Center for Teaching and Learning. The panel, moderated by Dr. Heather Love, Professor of English, featured Dr. Aimi Hamraie, a professor at Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Claire Mullaney (SAS ’18), a professor at Clemson University. The panelists shared perspectives and tips for accessible online teaching with faculty and teaching assistants in English and Comparative Literature. The recorded presentation is available to all who have an interest in how inclusive online teaching can reach and support students learning under an array of adverse conditions during the pandemic.
Staff at Student Disabilities Services and the Center for Teaching and Learning are available for support with accessible teaching strategies. Check out CTL’s resources and strategies for Preparing to Teach Online and contact SDS at firstname.lastname@example.org.