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The inaugural, annual TEACHxWSU conference on October 21, 2022 supported WSU faculty, teaching assistants, and other educators across the university system to learn about and practice Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

  • Where: TEACHxWSU featured in-person presentations in the M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom in the CUB on the WSU Pullman campus with concurrent live-streaming via Zoom to participants at all other campuses.
  • Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (WSU Pullman post-event reception 5-6 p.m.)
  • Keynote speaker: University of Hawaii at Manoa professor Kavita Rao was the keynote speaker
  • Guest experts from WSU: Topics included UDL in higher education, UDL and students with disabilities, UDL in online learning, and more.
  • Host: TEACHxWSU was hosted by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.
  • Sponsors: TEACHxWSU is sponsored by the WSU Teaching Academy, Academic Outreach and Innovation, and the Access Center, with donations from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President; the Transformational Change Initiative; the College of Education; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Veterinary Medicine; the Carson College of Business; the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture; the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences; the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication; the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine; WSU Libraries; the WSU Vancouver Chancellor; and the WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor.
  • Questions?: wsu.teaching.academy@wsu.edu

What is UDL?

Experts  describe that the principles of UDL form a “framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how people learn” (CAST). UDL guidelines provide both theoretical and practical foundations of research across education, including the exploration of diverse populations. They also offer suggestions that can be applied to any discipline or domain to ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful learning opportunities.


TimeSession DescriptionPresenter(s)Presentation Slides
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.WelcomeKara Whitman, Chair, WSU Teaching Academy; Bill Davis, Interim Vice Provost, DAESA; Elizabeth Chilton, Provost and Executive VP, WSU Pullman Chancellor
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.Keynote: Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Support All LearnersKavita Rao (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.UDL in Online SpacesPaul Krouss (Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, WSU Vancouver)Krouss' Slides (PDF)
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch/Table TalksVarious facilitators (see full event schedule PDF for complete list)
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.Announcements
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.UDL for Students with DisabilitiesRobin Williams (Access Center, WSU Pullman)Williams' slides (pptm file)
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.UDL: Strategies and Practices to help Students manage Writing and Reading TasksMichael Dunn (College of Education, WSU Vancouver)Dunn's slides (Google Slides)
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.UDL and technology across the disciplinesAli Asiri (Graduate School, WSU Pullman), Priya Panday-ShuklaAsiri and Panday-Shukla's slides (PDF)
4:30 - 4:45 p.m.Closing remarks
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Reception (WSU Pullman only)

UDL Is Book Club Topic for 2022-23

UDL ties to the new 2022-23 faculty book club hosed by the WSU Teaching Academy. The book is Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education.