Responses from Participants

From on-site and remote respondents:

  • Our university Aub  recently started an initiative for special education which accommodates the needs of students with  special needs such as add, dyslexia autism. Thin is just started and real established to change the education culture at the University
  • I find that my university and others I have engaged with uses the language of inclusion, but provides little to no resources to enact this and in private works against it.
  • My university (AUCA) builds a lot around diversity (we now have about 20 nationalities for a students body of about 1200 students). But to understand how diverse and inclusive the curriculum actually is, my Center is currently doing a study on internationalisation of the curriculum. As for inclusion, our brand new campus has been built with this in mind, but not much has been happening at the curriculum level. And, our university is one of the few places in the country where LGBT community is accepted.
  • Thank you so much for this content and structure of your #unkeynote, Robin. During our Virtually Connecting session (link for those that my find this below) I started looking at our “footers” at the bottom of our blog sites (yours, mine, Audrey Watters) and it occured to me that the intent of sharing needs to be so obvious that others can feel free to reuse our content with minimal confusion. Perhaps this is something that I can commit to (making this simpler) through plugin development and other resources. Perhaps I should be submitting this as a presentation at #OpenEd19. If that is at all useful, thank you for planting that seed in this messy thinking in my head. This also leads to (I believe that it was Maha but I better review our conversation that Hypothesis does not support an easy way to mark our annotations there as CC-BY or any particular license). Virtually Connecting link: ~Ken Bauer (@ken_bauer on Twitter).
  • Some things in university make us into silos and reduce opportunities for working Together

Thanks to Jess Chretien for helping me to collect these responses.