The Use of UDI in Higher Education – What the Data Say

Author: DebraHolzberg

Debra Holzberg, Ph.D. is a visiting assistant professor at UNC Greensboro (UNCG) and a research associate with Beyond Academics (BA), a four-year, inclusive, comprehensive transition program at UNCG. Dr. Holzberg has presented at numerous conferences on a variety of topics including the transition to postsecondary education, self-advocacy, the use of evidence-based practices, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In the area of teaching, Dr. Holzberg has taught multiple courses at the undergraduate and graduate level including courses in UDL. In her role with BA, Dr. Holzberg works with professors on the use of UDL to facilitate access to course content for diverse learners. She also serves as the program's external evaluator. Currently, her research focuses on the extent to which UDL is used among college faculty and the effects of self-advocacy instruction to access academic accommodations for college students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.