Call for Articles
There are so many emerging examples of applications of universal design in postsecondary education that should be shared broadly that we are publishing an online "book" that will begin small and continue to grow as further contributions are made. This collection will complement the more general content presented in the printed book Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice published by Harvard Education Press (www.hepg.org/hep/Book/83).
Titled Universal Design in Higher Education: Promising Practices and freely available on the DO-IT website (www.uw.edu), the collection will be composed of short articles about specific ways practitioners and researchers have applied universal design in postsecondary settings along with evidence of success. The product will be a collaboratively-developed/reviewed, ever-growing "book" that anyone can freely access online and/or print for courses, presentations, and training. Authors will agree to these conditions while retaining copyrights to their individual contributions.
Sheryl Burgstahler is the overall editor and author of an introduction to the collection and subsections in order to tie the "book" together and provide links to other resources, including Promising Practices from DO-IT's Knowledge Base. The publication will grow as more contributions are accepted. Topics of articles may include:
- UD applied to online learning
- UD applied to on-site classes
- UD as a topic of instruction
- UD and faculty training
- UD applied to student services
- UD and information technology
- institutionalization of UD efforts
Contributions are accepted at any time from the membership of the online Universal Design in Higher Education Community of Practice (firstname.lastname@example.org) which is hosted by DO-IT and will be peer reviewed by members of this group; if you are not a member already, you can join by simply sending a request to email@example.com. You can also send a request for author guidelines to this address.