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The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute presents
A Faculty Development Roundtable:
Thursday, March 27, 12:45-2:15pm, NVC 14-290
Understanding and Responding to Disability in the Classroom
From: Suzanne Epstein, Interim Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
The number of CUNY students with learning disabilities and mental health issues has increased dramatically in recent years. While students with disabilities are just as capable of succeeding in college-level work, they face unique challenges in the classroom, especially when it comes to managing workload, dealing with high-stakes testing, and participating in class. Barbara Sirois and Raymond Perez, Director and Assistant Director of Baruch’s Office for Services for Students with Disabilities will discuss the work they do to support students inside and outside the classroom. Andrew Lucchesi, Communication Fellow at the Schwartz Institute for Communication, will show how teachers can apply Universal Design for Learning to their classroom practices and course design. Participants will consider what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation” in their own teaching practice and how simple changes to assignments, syllabi, and teaching methods can remove barriers that limit disabled students’ success.
Lunch will be served. Adjuncts will be compensated for their time at the non-teaching adjunct rate.
RSVP to email@example.com or (646) 312-2060.
A full listing of all our Spring 2014 workshops can be found on the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute website: http://blsci.baruch.cuny.edu/faculty/workshops/
Suzanne Epstein, Ed. D.
Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
Baruch College, CUNY
1, Bernard Baruch Way, Box J-318
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (646) 312 2068 fax: (646) 312 2061