Teaching with the Whole Room: Inclusive Education as a Social Event

Author: Stephen Dilks

I founded the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching at UMKC in 2003 and organized multiple sessions on Universal Design for Learning over a six year period. I am currently the Coordinator of a program I founded at UMKC called Faculty Diversity Dialogues, where we address issues of diversity and inclusion. I have worked with the Propel program at UMKC for three years (it is a program for students who are working to overcome physical and intellectual challenges as they transition into Higher Education). In 2001 I included a section on Disability Education in a book I published called *Cultural Conversations* (NYC: St Martin's, 2001).