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At the University of Kentucky, we aim to support all students in their learning and provide equitable pathways to success. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds with different strengths and experiences in their educational journeys, and as staff we strive not only to engage students in ways that account for different needs and that remove barriers to success.

Staff play a critical role in students’ academic, professional, and personal success. This three-day CELT Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Boot Camp will introduce UK staff to the theory and practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL): an inclusive, research-based planning framework that helps reduce barriers through proactive design.

The camp will be led by Jennifer Pusateri, PhD, Senior Universal Design Consultant at CELT and author of Transform Your Teaching with Universal Design for Learning (CAST, 2022), as well as other CELT staff. Participants will explore and apply UDL-informed approaches to their work at UK with the goal of fostering equitable and accessible learning environments for all students.

Lunches and light breakfasts will be provided for all three days.


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (07/16/24 to 07/18/24)
9:00-3:00 daily
502 King Library


As a result of the UDL Boot Camp, participants will:

  • Adopt or strengthen a UDL mindset,
  • Gain an introductory understanding of the CAST UDL Framework,
  • Practice designing more accessible documents and slide decks,
  • Analyze aspects of their own work by seeking out barriers, and
  • Apply design-thinking strategies, research-based approaches, and planning templates to integrate UDL-informed approaches into their work at UK.


Eligible participants are:

  • a full-time staff member at UK in a student support or instructional support role,
  • able to participate in all three days, and
  • interested in fostering a more equitable, inclusive, and accessible campus

Up to 20 participants will be accepted. 

For participants who complete all three days of the UDL Boot Camp, CELT will fund participation in the CAST UDL Mindset badge. In addition, full participation in the UDL Boot Camp can count towards 2 of the 3 workshops required for the CELT Inclusive Teaching Badge.

If you or your supervisor have questions about your ability to participate, contact Jennifer Pusateri ( or Trey Conatser (

[Register Here]

(NB: we are at capacity for this event but will still take registrations as a wait list. If a seat opens up, we will contact those on the wait list in order of registration.)