Module 7: Conclusion
Your review of this resource and actions to enhance accessibility in teaching and learning are accomplishments that can be documented in your Teaching Dossier and annual record of activities. The below chart offers some ideas on how you might do this for various sections of your Dossier.
|Teaching Development||Include a summary of actions you have taken to further develop your accessible teaching skills and practices, such as:
|Course Development and Innovations||List, describe, and/or include copies of some of the following:
|Teaching Scholarship||Demonstrate your scholarly approach to teaching, by:
|Service Related to Teaching||Outline how you serve your department, faculty, or institution on matters relating to accessible teaching, such as:
Including an Accessibility Statement in your Syllabus
When you’ve found language for articulating your commitments to Accessible Education, we’d encourage you to translate this back to students. One way to do this is to develop or revise an accessibility statement for your syllabus. Although not yet mandatory at McMaster, the inclusion of an accessibility statement on your syllabus is a strongly recommended practice that has been adopted by many instructors leading the way in Accessible Education.
By including such a statement on your own course outline, preferably closer to the top of the syllabus, you signal to your students that you are aware of accessibility concerns in the classroom, are proactively working to address them, and welcome students to discuss their learning needs with you (Wood & Madden, 2016).
Review Appendix C for sample accessibility statements.