Professional Development Opportunity for Faculty

Dear Faculty,

I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Thomas J. Tobin, who will present a workshop titled, “Secrets of Universal Design for Learning for Community and Technical Colleges,” on Tuesday, August 17, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The workshop is structured as three webinar sessions: 1) an introduction to post-pandemic teaching via Universal Design for Learning (UDL); 2) a hands-on UDL application session where participants will expand learner access for a single activity or interaction; and 3) an open format “ask anything” session to wrap up the workshop. This workshop advances diversity in its most inclusive form by adopting UDL as part of an institution’s culture of course design, teaching practices, and support services, allowing all learners to benefit regardless of their place on the ability spectrum.

Dr. Tobin is the Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning on the Learning Design, Development and Innovation (LDDI) team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally-recognized speaker and author on quality in technology-mediated education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning. He began his career at a community college in Pennsylvania and has consulted with 42 community and technical colleges across North America since the early 2000s.

Registration for Dr. Tobin’s workshop is available in SPARK, and the first 50 registrants will receive a copy of his book, “Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education,following the workshop courtesy of Academic Development.

In your service,



Galen DeHay, Ph.D.
President