UDLHE Popup Virtual Coffee on Building Equity and Inclusion Through UDL

Aug 12, 2021 19:10 · 1625 words · 8 minute read

Natsuko, are you okay with going ahead and then continuing to add that link to the chat box for people who are logging in so we can go ahead and get started? Yes, gotcha.

00:12 - All right. So welcome everybody. We are tag teaming today.

00:17 - Natsuko and I as your baristas. We spent a lot of time at Starbucks over this summer so we thought why not do a coffee hour and join everybody in the network together over some work that we had been focusing on earlier at our last quarterly meeting and that has been a hot topic within the network over the last year or so.

00:41 - So welcome! Last time I will say the menu is interactive so if you haven’t had a chance to sign in or check out the twitter chat that took place last week, incorporate some of your thinking into think about, review the pain points, the java good time is just there for us to make sure that we all have a good time and take care of ourselves as learners today.

01:07 - So let’s look real quick at the agenda. And the purpose of today is we’ve had conversations around really connecting the variability of equity and inclusion and go beyond that UDL 101 that we’ve been focusing on just because of a lack of time to come together as a network and so Natsuko and I were like well let’s just bring everybody together for a coffee hour.

01:35 - We have this thing called pop-ups. Take it to leadership and see so.

01:41 - We really want to take action beyond the scope of individual practice and look at how we can come together as a community of learners to embark on this endeavor.

01:52 - So Natsuko was kind enough to coordinate this agenda that’s in front of you that has the main engagements that we’ll be working on throughout this next hour and the related resources.

02:06 - Now of course you have your table of contents or outline along the side of your document to follow along and everything that we need is in this interactive meeting map today.

02:17 - Yay! [ Laughter ] Yeah, if you can get to the Google Docs you’ve got everything and if you can’t we can download it and send it to you [ Laughter ] because nothing is more frustrated, right? [ Laughter ] We got your back.

02:36 - Yes we do. So Natsuko, do you want to go ahead and look at the goals and objectives with everybody? Yes, let’s go for it.

02:46 - So if you scroll down and next page you see, well on the screen as well our goals and objectives.

02:54 - So goals is our espresso options here are some focuses that we’re gonna brew under pressure that have been brewing under pressure.

03:06 - So the goal is to discuss how UDL can be leveraged to reduce barriers to equitable teaching and learning, engaging network-driven process connecting to the UDLHE values and we’re going to discuss the value in the following slides, by sharing our expertise, experience, and considerations and grow in our application of UDL in higher education to address equity and inclusion that’s the topic of today’s meeting and explore how issues around equity and inclusion intersect with the UDL principles.

03:43 - So we’re going to review the pain points and then see where we are and where we are gonna be and then discuss the gap between them.

03:52 - And these are the objectives. So to boost your UDLHE energy with a shot of equity and inclusion focuses to kick-start the dopamine in your brain and I love how these are phrased and thanks to Anne and we connect the variability of equity and inclusion to go beyond UDL 101 and then take the action beyond the scope of individual practice.

04:23 - So. do you want to go for it in the next slide? As being a connecting piece between Oh, yes.

04:32 - I’m sorry I think I have like a low access today so on my bandwidth so I apologize.

04:39 - So let’s go to the diversity and UDLHE. We definitely see today as being a touch point in the work that we’re all doing not only in the network but in our professional lives and I want it to make some connection to the registration information that we received.

04:58 - So as of Friday afternoon towards the end of the day Friday We had 47 people registered for the workshop and obviously there’s been more because we have 48 people with us today but those 47 responses, those offer representation from 47 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 plus additional people 152 who are joining us today 153 have their own perspectives 154 that are going to be included in the conversations so, 155 We welcome you, 156 What we did was to 157 begin our brainstorming conversations around 158 what today would look like, 159 Natsuko and I took 160 the main areas of our vision and 161 our network charter information and 162 and we broke that down into well 163 we’re focusing on variability –> individuality, and inclusion today 164 specifically but 165 all of those other areas built into that 166 so it’s cyclical within the main page of our website but 167 we wanted it to be more like a web today 168 where with the variability –> individuality, and inclusion and 169 then as the main focus and 170 the other areas building into it, 171 So in our conversations 172 we’ll be incorporating intellectual generosity and 173 the context that we’re in like I just mentioned earlier, 174 Also that institutional and corporate independence 175 because we all know that 176 we all have different guidelines and rules that 177 we work with them 178 while we service 179 the children 180 students not children 181 adult students across not only the U,S.

182 but internationally with our colleagues, 183 so the document that 184 we had mentioned earlier with the menu was 185 the think about and 186 we really do want you to use this interactive feature of 187 the meeting today and 188 incorporate your thinking and wondering 189 so you can come back to this one and 190 there will be ones built into your breakout sessions, 191 So –> Natsuko 192 we are doing awesome on time but 193 I want to make sure if anybody needs some clarity –> 194 drop that in the chat box or 195 just unmute your mic and let us know now 196 before we move into the next section of our meeting, 197 And thank you again for dropping the link for interactive meeting doc access.

08:33 - If you just joined, you see the screen and exact the document that we’re showing on the screen will be accessible through the link that Jen sent in the chat box.

08:50 - Okay. So I don’t see any notes in the chat and I think that we’re ready to get you all in conversations.

09:01 - So connecting to that may 18th meeting as well as that intention of going beyond a baseline or UDL 101, we coordinated some materials from that last meeting into areas for breakout groups that engage with access, build, internalize and then what we thought as important was rather assigning people to different areas, we wanted to give you an opportunity to select your own breakout rooms so that you can have conversations around what most stands out to you or what most would be impactful for your practice right now.

09:50 - So we are not going to assign you rooms but we have the intent, I’m saying this out loud, because I was the one that was going to set up the rooms but the intention was to have a main room here, where Jen offered to stay for people who wanted to just have an open conversation around the pop-up today and then we have one room that will be labeled access, one that will be labeled build, one that will be internalize, one that will be all guidelines, and then an extra room will be overflow because if we have 25 people go 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 like real quick, 245 And then we’ll verify with Jen 246 if we have the breakout rooms 247 the way that we need to, 248 So if if we were all going into room one –> 249 you have the pain points from 250 our last quarterly meeting 251 the may 18th meeting here, 252 And Natsuko and I just did some brainstorming with 253 some qualitative research approaches 254 to categorizing these areas, 255 Of course 256 what’s going to be important is 257 the rich conversation that takes place and 258 you might not agree with 259 where we place something and that’s okay, 260 It’s for you all to have a conversation around 261 equity and inclusion in relation to 262 these pain points that we saw stood out within 263 the area of access and 264 while you’re doing that as a group 265 we wanted you to be able to look at 266 these think about questions and 267 really capture your thinking 268 around the gaps or potential gaps that exist 269 in terms of using UDL in your higher ed setting 270 as a lever for equity and inclusion,.