Sent on behalf of Teri Phillips, Director, Office for Students with Disabilities.
Please find below a message that we would appreciate you disseminating to your faculty members and instructors on behalf of the OSD.
McGill's OSD would like to take this opportunity to thank all faculty members and course instructors for their continued effort in supporting students registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities during these unprecedented times.
As we all prepare for a continuation of the remote learning environment for the Fall 2020 term, the OSD is committed to support you in creating inclusive and accessible learning spaces for your students. To this end, we are excited to share resources to guide you in planning for remote delivery for Fall 2020.
Resources for Faculty
Webinar for Instructors | How to implement principles of Universal Design for Learning this Fall | *New* Faculty Guide | FAQ for Instructors
Webinar for Instructors
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, from 1:00PM-2:00PM
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, from 1:00PM-2:00PM
Are students in your course registered with the OSD? Are you interested in knowing a little more about what we do? If so, we invite all faculty members and course instructors to join a virtual presentation and Q&A session hosted by Gift Tshuma, Access Services Advisor and Rakhee Chowdhury, Exam Centre Manager. We will be sharing strategies for supporting students with accommodations in a remote learning environment.
Sessions will be held on July 21st and August 4th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST. To register and to submit your questions in advance, please click here. We look forward to meeting with you!
Instructors are encouraged to partner with the OSD to create greater access for all students by proactively incorporating principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in their course design.
Applying UDL principles in your course planning makes both learning and assessment goals accessible to all learners, thereby reducing the need for individual accommodations.
For more information, please contact our Exam Centre Manager, Rakhee Chowdhury.
McGill's OSD has developed a detailed guide for instructors outlining our services and processes for both in-person and remote learning contexts. To access the guide, please download it here. This guide will also be available on the OSD website in the coming weeks.
For information about accommodations and accessibility, McGill's OSD invites instructors to visit our “Instructor FAQ: Covid 19" web page. This page is updated frequently as new information becomes available.