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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 Materials

  • 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 Materials

  • 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 Materials

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? Instructional Materials

    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 Instructional Materials

    • 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? Instructional Materials

    • 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: Instructional Materials

    • 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: Instructional Materials

    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 Instructional Materials

    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 Instructional Materials

    • 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? Instructional Materials

    • 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? Instructional Materials

    • Mary Fran Breiling, Interim Associate Director, Center for Faculty Development

      • 408-924-3064, maryfran.breiling@sjsu.edu

    • Cynthia Rostankowski, Professor, Humanities

      • 408-924-4508, cynthia.rostankowski@sjsu.edu


    Faculty in residence best practices for accessible instructional materials

    Faculty-in-Residence Best Practices Instructional Materials for Accessible Instructional Materials

    San Jose State University

    16 October, 2008