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Test Drive UDL with Dr. Bob

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Our OIT Faculty Fellow, Professor Bob DuBois (a.k.a, Dr. Bob), continues advocating for universal design for learning (UDL) principles in the design and delivery of learning experiences across campus. UDL principles are foundational to achieving UT Knoxville’s vision, mission, goals, and objectives, especially to empower learners to adhere to their dreams through accessible education and to commit to excellence, equity, and inclusion. When we value UDL, we recognize that our curriculum design and delivery can and should flex through effective scaffolding to help all students become successful learners.

Across the 2022-23 academic year, Dr. Bob has consulted with several faculty and staff on strategies for enhancing student success via UDL principles, including:

  • diverse strategies for helping students become engaged, motivated, self-regulated, and resilient learners,
  • diverse means of representing course concepts and principles in accessible, helpful ways, and
  • diverse means for assessing student learning.

This summer, as you prepare for your best academic year, consider working with our faculty fellow to learn about UDL, consult on your course design and delivery, and grow as a lifelong learner and learning facilitator.

Learn About UDL

Looking for an opportunity to explore how UDL can help your students become expert learners who are purposeful and motivated, resourceful and knowledgeable, and strategic and goal-directed? View the full list of UDL workshops, scheduled on select Fridays from noon – 1:00 p.m.

UDL: The Basics | Sept 15

UDL: A Conversation About Engagement Standards | Sept 29

UDL: A Conversation About Representation Standards | Oct 13

UDL: A Conversation About Action & Expression Standards | Oct 27

Request a Consultation with Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob is eager to work with OIT to support faculty and staff who wish to master and apply UDL principles to their own curriculum design and delivery. Dr. Bob credits UDL principles for his success as a learning facilitator, evidenced by earning the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2023.

Book time with Dr. Bob
Whether you meet once or consult with Dr. Bob across multiple sessions, you will discuss and plan approaches for improving your curriculum design and delivery to help transform your students into successful learners. To schedule a meeting with Dr. Bob, select a day and time on his You Can Book Me dashboard.

Email Dr. Bob
Got questions about UDL? Want to invite Dr. Bob to speak about UDL with your department or organization? You can email him at