Excerpts from the video


Dr. Erica Suchman

“The thing I like about Universal Design for Learning is that it maximizes student learning by increasing the numbers of ways students get to see information...”

“Students like the fact that there are opportunities to show what they know outside of traditional examinations—that they can participate through the clickers, that they can do group examinations, that they can do problem solving, and that they can show their knowledge in alternative ways.”

—Dr. Erica Suchman, Associate Professor of Microbiology,
   Immunology and Pathology

Dr. Erica Suchman

“[Good teaching] is about me planning ahead . . . to accommodate the different ways people learn, because if I only teach the way that I learn, I’m going to miss too many people.”

“So much of our learning is recall—I give it to you, you give it back to me—but it’s not very deep. That’s why I’ve got to find ways for students to present it or build a project around it or perform it in some way, because then it’s a much deeper learning. I know students have worn it and it’s going to stay with them much longer”

—Dr. Richard Feller, Professor of Education

Dr. Erica Suchman

“When professors are excited about the material, it just kind of spreads to the students, and they get excited about it—especially when the professor shows how the material applies to real world situations.”

—Angela Squires, Graduate Student, Civil Engineering.

Dr. Erica Suchman

“One thing that would make a huge difference . . . is to take more care in the way we develop our web pages. By adhering to well-established guidelines for accessibility, our web content becomes easier for everyone to access. Information can be easily translated into a variety of formats. Students with disabilities benefit, and so do users of older technologies and those using the latest portable devices.”

—Marla Roll, Director, Assistive Technology Resource Center

Dr. Erica Suchman

“What is Universal Design for Learning? In many respects, it’s just good teaching!”

—Pat Burns, Vice President for Information Technology,
   Dean of Libraries, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering