Center for Faculty Innovation

Creating Meaningful Access in our Classes

Mon, 17 Apr 2023 10:15 AM - Wed, 19 Apr 2023 3:00 PM

Join colleagues to explore ways of creating meaningful access, equity, and inclusion in our classes.

Inherent in our roles as faculty members is making sure that all of our students have meaningful access to learning opportunities in our classrooms. But, particularly in this COVID-altered landscape, when many students are struggling to stay engaged and many faculty are experiencing burnout or dissatisfaction, we need support in creating meaningful access for a broad range of students.  

In this interactive workshop we will explore

  • Strategies and building community around addressing common barriers students experience
  • Implementing universal design and other proactive approaches to accessibility
  • Valuing the many and varied ways our diverse students learn
  • Understanding that by considering access needs for students with disabilities and neurodiverse students, we open up access for all students
We will also discuss ways to balance and align our own access and other needs as faculty with the needs of our students.   

No matter where you are on your inclusive teaching journey, please bring your ideas, questions, challenges and selves to this space, and join colleagues in exploring ways of creating meaningful access, equity and inclusion in our classes. 

For accessibility, we are offering one in-person and one online workshop.

Event Date(s) & Time(s)

  • April 17 (Online)
    • 10:15-11:30am
    • Zoom link is provided upon registration confirmation

  • April 19 (In-Person)
    • 1:45-3pm
    • Rose Library 5211



Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only! If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend please email with your request.

If this is your first time visiting the registration page this semester, be sure to complete your profile information (including updating your college/division and department) for our records and clear your browser cache/cookies! 

Registration Ongoing through the start time of the event

CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations or accommodations (e.g., dietary, disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in your account profile. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.

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