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best practices faculty in residence for accessible instructional materials

Best PracticesFaculty-in-Residence for Accessible Instructional Materials

San Jose State University

16 October, 2008

Logo for San Jose State exists on each slide

objective meet the timelines for accessible instructional materials
Objective: Meet the timelines for Accessible Instructional Materials
  • Difficulties
    • No base knowledge
    • Large campus
    • 3600 faculty and staff
    • “Siloized”
response to campus initiative
Response to Campus Initiative
  • Campus Committees _Provost Sigler, Executive Sponsor
  • Bring in the experts
    • Faculty-in-Residence for Universal Design
    • UDL Keynote Speaker for Spring Forum ‘07 and ‘08
    • Hire outside instructor for development of materials beyond expertise
  • Produce tutorials/video
  • Campus-wide forums
  • Web Resources
  • Academic Senate Policies
    • Textbook Adoption
    • Accessible Instructional Materials
  • Train the trainer model - Faculty-in-Residence
participation numbers to date
Participation Numbers to Date
  • Total Participation Numbers = 1343
  • Representing 435 Unique Individuals
    • Introduction to Accessibility = 72
    • Accessible Word, PPT, PDF, Scanned Doc = 266
    • LiveCycle and Advanced PDF = 127
    • Universal Design = 342
    • Web Accessibility = 266
    • Faculty-in-Residence Faculty Interactions = 270+
faculty in residence
Faculty-in-Residence

A faculty expert who shares expertise with the campus through:

    • workshops,
    • individual consultation with faculty or departments
    • organizes campus-wide events related to his/her area of expertise
  • For ATI, one per college plus library
  • Release time of .2 per semester at replacement cost ($4571 per semester)
how are fir chosen
How are FIR chosen?

1. Faculty interest by attending:

- Universal Design for Learning workshop, or

- Accessible Instructional Materials session;

2. Dean/Chair recommendation

Photo of faculty and staff at SJSU

responsibilities for 2007 08
Responsibilities for 2007-08
  • Support the ATI
  • Attend three sessions at the Center for Faculty Development on ATI
  • Attend monthly FIR meetings
  • Determine needs within college
  • Present four sessions within college
  • Assist faculty with consultations
  • Prepare concluding report each semester
what is a fir presentation like
What is a FIR presentation like?
  • Overview of ATI requirements
  • Explanation of accessible Word, PowerPoint and OCR scanning (for both PCs and Macs)
  • Listen to faculty questions, concerns
  • Offer solutions, i.e. schedule of many workshops, one-to-one help, encouragement, phased implementation

Photo of faculty with laptops at tables

outcomes obstacles first
Outcomes…Obstacles first:
  • Anxieties of faculty re:
    • Workload
    • New technological information
    • Change
  • Scheduling of presentations
  • Keeping people aware
    • Cannot let the awareness of ATI implementation fade

Photo of a man overcoming a wall obstacle

outcomes benefits
Outcomes…Benefits:

Our FIR for ATI program generated:

  • 270 faculty and staff contacts!
  • Significant faculty-related development, both practical and attitudinal
  • Departmental support of faculty
  • Some useful products (next slide)
  • Perhaps, most important, change of Campus Culture
changes for 2008 09
Changes for 2008-09

Learning through doing…

  • Continue as we have, PLUS
  • Recruit, train, supervise and support student assistants (to be called Student-in-Residence for AIM) to work with each FIR
  • Students work 20 hours per week to convert existing faculty instructional materials to accessible formats
products
Products
  • Video Quick Tips for Creating Accessible Instructional Materials
    • http://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/sjsu.edu.1485494000.01485494009.1682196946?i=1797589810
  • Toolkit for Creating Accessible Instructional Materials
  • Checklist for Course Accessibility
  • Frequently Asked Questions List
  • Making Tutorials and Guidelines for Creating Accessible Documents Online
does it scale
Does it scale?
  • Within San Jose State University
    • One per campus
      • One per college
    • Faculty-in-Residence per college
      • Student-in-Residence per college
  • Easily Replicated
    • Develop faculty experts
    • Resources Required - Replacement cost per faculty-in-residence
questions
Questions?
  • Mary Fran Breiling, Interim Associate Director, Center for Faculty Development
  • Cynthia Rostankowski, Professor, Humanities
faculty in residence best practices for accessible instructional materials

Faculty-in-Residence Best Practicesfor Accessible Instructional Materials

San Jose State University

16 October, 2008

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