Digital Equity & E-Inclusion Community of Practice
The Digital Equity & E-Inclusion Community of Practice (DECoP) will bring together faculty interested in supporting, exploring, and cultivating a digital equity practice. In reality separating digital equity from equity in general is artificial, so conversations are sure to span topics broadly on equity. Group members will use Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education by Sheryl Burgstahler as a guide for discussion, and for course modifications. Over the semester, participants will work on an aspect of their course to address through the lens of digital equity. We hope you will dedicate ~ 1hr of work outside of meetings on your course modifications. Faculty will also be invited to help build resources for digital equity at UMaine.
Alternate Wednesdays at 12:00-1:00pm in Fernald Hall or via Zoom.
Meeting Dates & Topics
Eight-Point Initial Course Accessibility Evaluation*
Core Meetings of the CoP
September 15th – Introduction
September 29th – What is UDL/UDI?
October 13th – Knowing your students
October 27th – Integrating and applying UDL/UDI strategies
November 10th – Integrating and applying UDL/UDI strategies
November 24th (optional) – Transparency for your students
December 8th – Feedback and iteration
Final Reflection & Self-Evaluation*
As with all our CoPs we ask that you commit to attending most meetings, recognizing that occasional conflicts may arise. We hope that you can attend at least 80% of all meetings.
*These meetings will be open to other interested faculty.