UDL@UVA Speaker Series

UDL@UVA Speaker Series

Starting in 2016, the UDL@UVA Speaker Series is back! The series is an effort to bring experts in the field of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and best practices around inclusive pedagogy to Grounds; with the intent to build capacity and encourage innovation in these areas for our faculty/instructors, along with those who support them.

Below is a list of our speakers to date, along with links to the resources they have shared.


Do you have a suggestion for a speaker or topic? Please send all suggestions to the Coordinator of Academic Accessibility at [email protected]

October 2023: Lillian Nave

Lillian Nave is a Senior Lecturer in First Year Seminar focusing on Intercultural Competence and is the CETLSS (Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success) Coordinator at Appalachian State's Hickory Campus where she leads faculty development initiatives, and implements Universal Design for Learning programs for both campuses. As the host of the Think UDL podcast, she interviews practitioners all over the world who are improving educational environments through equitable and inclusive practices based on the UDL principles. She writes scholarly and practical pieces on UDL implementation and shares this scholarship in articles, podcasts, workshops, and presentations.

This presentation consisted of the following topics:

  • Supporting UVA's Diverse Students with UDL-Inspired Design Thinking

  • TILTing your assignments- Make your teaching life easier and help your students succeed!

  • What Just Happened? How reflection enhances learning

Slide Decks and Resources

The slide decks are created and presented in Google Slides. If you need this information in a different format, please contact the Coordinator of Academic Accessibility.