Presentation Pair: Faculty Development

Monday, February 13 | 4:00PM–4:45PM | Houston Ballroom V
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Short Presentation Pairs
Engaging Faculty in a Model of Proactive Accessibility
The work of accessibility on campus tends to get muddled with legal and administration concerns, creating a challenging environment in which to encourage faculty members to consider the principles of accessibility proactively; instead, many faculty members find themselves working on course accessibility issues as a result of an accommodation model. This model puts students, faculty, accessibility folks, and the classroom at odds with one another, limiting the benefits that accessible design can have for all students in the academy. The model of proactive accessibility empowers faulty members to engage in accessible design and create more-inclusive classrooms.

Outcomes: List the benefits of a model of proactive accessibility *Describe practical ways to engage faculty in proactive accessibility *Determine one way you can incorporate aspects of proactive accessibility in your work

Creation in Common: Teaming Up for Better Faculty Development
Collaboration is the name of the game in Design for Online, a training course for online instructors. From its co-creation by instructional designers from very different institutions to the way cohorts of new and veteran teachers work together to discover and share best practices in online teaching, the course focuses on using partnerships to create engagement and support ongoing innovation. In this session, we'll share how we built a development opportunity that's fun, flexible, and faculty-focused, and how ongoing collaboration has allowed us to carry that momentum forward

Outcomes: Describe ways collaboration can help address faculty development challenges * Learn strategies for building effective and engaging faculty development * Identify opportunities for intra- and interinstitutional collaboration in your environment


  • Denise Griffin

    Instructor, Dallas College
  • Christina Jones

    Instructional Designer, Dallas College-El Centro Campus
  • Alexandra Martines

    Technology Instructor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Grey Reavis

    Researcher, North Carolina State University

Resources & Downloads

  • Presentation Pair Faculty Development_slides

    1 MB, pptx - Updated on 1/27/2024
  • Presentation Pair_Creation in Common_Handout

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/27/2024