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Inclusively designed materials make learning easier for everyone

08 Nov, 2017

The little things that we take for granted can cause some of the biggest challenges for other people. Take doorknobs, for example. Old-style, round, grab-and-turn knobs were the norm for hundreds of years — and presented problems for people with limited grip strength for just as long. Anyone carrying an armload of groceries faced the same battle, but it wasn’t until someone rethought “the way we’ve always done it” that doorknob design changed for the better…

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Three projects get Creative Works boost from CSU Ventures

09 Aug, 2017

Three Colorado State University research projects have received CSU Ventures Creative Works Commercialization Awards. The annual grant program is available to early-stage CSU innovators whose intellectual property could be eligible for copyright, trademark or design patent protection…

Marla Christine Roll, Department of Occupational Therapy: The stories behind universal design, accessibility and diversity: a video curriculum for faculty. This project will address the growing need on college campuses to make digital content universally accessible to address legal mandates for disability access, and to support the inclusion of diverse students. Roll and the Assistive Technology Resource Center will create short “storytelling” videos to introduce concepts of diversity intended to educate faculty and staff about the benefits of universally designed instructional materials…

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Fall Faculty Ramp-Up, the latest in learning technology

20 July, 2017

Save the date! On Aug. 8-9, the Fall 2017 Faculty Ramp-Up will include session information on new and existing technology that is used on campus.

Faculty can learn about:

  • New Echo360 platform and Canvas Integration
  • New Touch Screen Podiums in the classrooms
  • Canvas
  • Universal Design
  • iclicker tools
  • Pedagogy …

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New project to streamline diversity and inclusion in engineering curricula

19 July, 2017

“Diversity fosters creativity” is one of the driving ideas behind an initiative led by Rebecca Atadero, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her goal: making diversity and inclusion integral components of engineering education at Colorado State University…

“We want to be in the classrooms educating all of our students about how diversity and inclusion are important to engineers,” Atadero said. “Diverse teams can produce better results, but only when team members recognize the value of diversity and work in inclusive ways that leverage all kinds of diversity such as different problem solving approaches and identities.”…

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CSU Registrar’s Office employee gets assistance in solving a life puzzle

25 Sep, 2016

Ilene Withers, customer service specialist in the Registrar’s Office, continues to do her job with excellence despite the life challenges that she experienced just a few short months ago.

Waking up on Easter morning, she experienced a stroke that limited her physical mobility and use of her right hand. Withers soon learned how to do normal things a little bit differently.

And doing things differently was her goal. As Withers said, “A puzzle ready to be solved.”…

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