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This QEP focuses on meeting the needs of every student, faculty, staff, and community member through the creation of accessible physical and information environments across the curriculum and co-curriculum. It will impact every member of the Mason community regardless of their background, culture, gender, primary language, age, disability, or style of learning.

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing educational environments that enables all learners to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. This is accomplished by simultaneously reducing barriers to the curriculum and providing rich supports for learning.
  • Its intent is to reduce barriers for everyone by making products, communications, and the environment more usable by anyone.
  • Examples of ways to integrate Universal Design Education include providing: multiple and flexible methods of presentation to give students with diverse learning styles various ways of acquiring information and knowledge; multiple and flexible means of expression to provide diverse students with alternatives for demonstrating what they have learned; and multiple and flexible means of engagement to tap into diverse learners’ interests, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn.

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  • How do you see this topic enhancing student learning?
  • Do you see this topic proposal as a way to push Mason forward? In what way(s)?
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