The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR) and the Advisory Group on Disability Access and Inclusion (AGDAI) invite nominations for the Inclusive Design for Learning Award.

Inclusive Design for Learning principles help increase accessibility in curricular design and teaching, fostering more inclusive and dynamic learning. Unlike other awards that celebrate good teaching at Middlebury, this award specifically highlights an instructor’s embrace of Inclusive Design and the role of Inclusive Design in high quality instruction. 

The award recipient will receive $1,000. Winners will have the opportunity to share their work in inclusive design for learning with the broader Middlebury community.

Inclusive Design Principles

Inclusive Design for Learning encourages educators to provide multiple methods of presentation, expression, engagement, and assessment. Its goal is to create learning opportunities for all students while maintaining high expectations for performance.

Key features of inclusively designed teaching and curricular development include: 

  • Clarity
  • Choice and Equity
  • Flexibility

These principles apply to the ways information is presented and accessed; the ways students can respond or demonstrate knowledge and skills; the ways students are engaged in learning; and the class assessment mechanisms.

More information on inclusive design, inclusive teaching, and curricular design is available in the CTLR’s teaching resources.

Nominations for Academic Year 2022-2023

Students, recent graduates, faculty, advisers, and other Middlebury employees are encouraged to nominate individuals who have exemplified inclusive design practices in their teaching and curricular development during Academic Year 2022-2023. Self-nominations will be accepted. 

Nomination deadline is Friday, October 27 at 5 PM ET. The recipient will be announced in late November.

Contact with questions.

Nomination Form

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research
Davis Family Library, Suite 225
Middlebury, VT 05753