Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching Flexibly and Accessibly


Faculty, Staff, Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Monday, August 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location of Event: 

Teaching Flexibly and Accessibly

Event Description 

During our year of teaching remotely, instructors recognized the many obstacles and disabling circumstances that can interfere with students’ learning, and found ways of building flexibility into their courses to enhance accessibility without reducing rigor. As we begin a new academic year, how can we apply what we’ve discovered about flexibility, accessibility, and students’ success? Join the Poorvu Center for this two-hour workshop on Zoom where we will discuss how to create or adapt courses in which all students can succeed. A faculty panel will share how they approach flexible and accessible course design. Participants will also have time to work on their course(s), focusing on actions they can take during the first week of classes.Together, we will explore how creating accessible course materials and flexible course policies can be particularly important for students with disabilities, whose first language is not English, and those with unforeseen circumstances, such as temporary illness or personal emergencies. We will think through the ways accessibility is not just a checklist of tips, but a way of building a classroom inclusive of every individual in it. Faculty who signed up for the Accessibility Professional Development Program may use this session to fulfill your workshop requirement. — Event Details: https://yaleconnect.yale.edu/rsvp?id=1131550