Full course description
Elevating Identity Series, online, 60 minute session
Hillel can take a leadership role in providing campus environments that are welcoming for all. This session will introduce the latest thinking about universal design and show how the concept can be applied to the Hillel environment. It will also demonstrate how to engage in campus-wide planning efforts to create more inclusive spaces. Innovative Solutions for Universal Design (isUDTM), a new program for assessment of existing buildings and design of new spaces will be introduced and explained.
This session is a part of the "Elevating Identity: Strategies for Engaging Every Jewish Student" series – a nine-part educational series brought to you by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative at Hillel and Hillel U’s Center for Engagement, Inclusion, & Wellness. This series of online learning sessions focuses on identity and inclusion in efforts to move towards our organizational goal of reaching and engaging “every Jewish student”. When we say “every”, we mean it, but often struggle with putting it into practice. The overall goal of this series is to better prepare each participant to engage all students through an increased understanding of our communities’ diversity, how our own identities impact our work, and how the narratives we are familiar with dictate our course of action on campus. You do not need to join all nine sessions, but you are encouraged to join as many as possible. Check the Hillel U Catalog the rest of the series’ sessions!
This Course is for:
- Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, 3-4pm EST/12-1pm PST
Participation in all Hillel U offerings should be agreed upon by the participant and their supervisor (unless the participant is a director).
Dr. Edward Steinfeld, Director of the IDeA Center
Edward Steinfeld, ArchD, is a registered architect and gerontologist with special interests in universal design, accessibility, and design for the lifespan. He is a Distinguished SUNY Professor of Architecture and Director of the IDEA Center (see http://idea.ap.buffalo.edu ). The Center is home to a federally-funded center of excellence on universal design and the built environment and one on accessible public transportation. Dr. Steinfeld is internationally known for his research and publications. He has traveled widely to lecture in many countries, is a frequent consultant to government agencies, developers and attorneys, and has experience in architectural practice as well.
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