• Balancing Flexibility and Rigor to Support Student Success

      Cardamone, Carie; Dwyer, Heather
      As the pandemic continues, instructors strive to incorporate flexibility in their courses while preserving academic rigor. In this session, we will explore the concept of rigor and its relationship to inclusive, flexible teaching.  Using Universal Design for Learning as a framework, we will discuss proactive strategies for maintaining high course standards while reaching all students.  Instructors adopting Universal Design models have seen their results increase student retention and engagement.