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LAIC Book Discussion

Welcome to the Online book discussion hosted by the Learning & Applied Innovation Center instructional design team!

You Are Invited to Join Us for the UDL University Book Discussion  

The NDSU Accessibility Committee, in collaboration with the Learning & Applied Innovation Center and Office of Teaching & Learning, is hosting a Book Discussion on Universal Design for Learning in March and April 2024.

UDL University: Designing for Variability Across the Postsecondary Curriculum 

UDL University, published by CAST, is a collection of essays by sixteen educators from Goodwin University, who “share their experiences of applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to their instructional practice.From the sciences to the humanities to vocational technologies, these professors share practical tips and insights, and offer glimpses into their own journeys as learners, too” (CAST catalog description). 

The book is organized into four sections with 3-6 chapters per section, written by different educators. They write about personalizing communication, practicing social justice, and motivating others through passion. 

Join us to discuss this very practical book, share stories from your classrooms, and learn from others about what UDL means and how it can be best applied to your own learning, teaching, and service. 

To participate, you’re asked to read at least one of the target chapters for each discussion session, and to come ready to share some thoughts about what you read.

Dates & Times 

March 13th, Wednesday, 3:00-3:50 pm – Chapters 1-4   

March 20th, Wednesday, 3:00-3:50 pm – Chapters 5-7   

March 27th, Wednesday, 3:00-3:50 pm – Chapters 8-11  

April 3rd, Wednesday, 3:00-3:50 pm – Chapters 12-16  

Please Sign-up to join the discussion. Discussion will be held via Zoom – link will be sent out after signing up. 

Books available at

Previous Book

Fall 2023 

Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes

By: Flower Darby with James M. Lang 

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Flower Darby is an Associate Director of the Teaching for Learning Center at the University of Missouri. Prior to that, she held roles such as Assistant Dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies, Director of Teaching for Student Success, and Senior Instructional Designer.She met James Lang, author of the Small Teaching book while working at Northern Arizona University. Darby attended a presentation by James Lang on his book. Darby shared “I believe online classes can be better, and I'm convinced the small teaching approach is a powerful way to help make that happen. So, I introduced myself to Jim that very day”. Following that meeting, the collaboration in writing Small Teaching Online began.

Fall 2022  

What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching

By: Tracie Marcella Addy, Derek Dube, Khadijah A. Mitchell, and Mallory SoRelle


This book is a journey traveling through stories shared by the authors introducing us to a framework  that creates and supports inclusive classroom environments (in person & online).  Authors of the book  created a trailer, to help get us excited about reading their book - 

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