Greensboro College Officially Recognized As A Universal Design For Educational Institution | Education
GREENSBORO, NC – Greensboro College has been added to the Center for Applied Science and Technology’s list of institutions offering universal design initiatives for learning.
The designation came after a recent visit and review with executives from the center. The center, based in Boston, is the founding institution of Universal Design for Learning and promotes UDL principles at all levels of learning
The UDL is an educational framework that guides the design of learning objectives, materials, methods and assessments, and the policy surrounding these curriculum elements, taking into account the diversity of learners. He seeks to accommodate a variety of learning styles, recognizing that not all students learn the same.
The designation is a great achievement for the college, says Georgieann Bogdan, director of accessibility services.
âUDL provides useful guidelines for curriculum development, selection of materials, and creation of learning environments that take into account the wide variability of learners in higher education environments,â said Bogdan.
She noted that the inclusion of the UDL in the most recent Congressional Higher Education Licensing Act, in 2008, “indicates federal recognition of the UDL’s potential to improve practice in all venues. class and provide opportunities for success for all students “.
Greensboro College began incorporating elements of UDL several years ago. The college is committed to providing UDL in all academic disciplines over the next few years. Becoming a UDL institution is one of the three âpillarsâ of the college’s current strategic plan.
Greensboro College provides liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of The United Methodist Church and promotes the intellectual, social, and spiritual development of all students while meeting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college welcomes approximately 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its liberal arts undergraduate program and four master’s programs. In addition to a rigorous academic program and a well-supported specialty program, the school offers an athletic program of 18 NCAA Division III sports and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.