Summit on Accessible and Equitable Learning in a Quasi-Post-Pandemic World

Sponsored by Microsoft and the Center for 21st Century Universities


Day 1 - September 26th, 2022

11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m - Welcome from Yakut Gazi, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Digital Education at Duke University

11:10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. - Keynote Presentation from Sheryl Burgstahler, Director of UW Accessible Technology and DO-IT, UW-IT Affiliate Professor, Education at the University of Washington

11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Q&A with Sheryl Burgstahler

  • Moderator: Chaohua Ou, Project Manager, National AI Research Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education, Georgia Tech

12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. - Microsoft University Partners Showcase – Part 1

University Presenter Time
Microsoft Danie Remmick 12:00 pm
University of Arizona Dawn Hunziker 12:20 pm
Florida A&M Deborah Sullivan 12:40 pm
University of Texas at Austin Stephanie Cawthon / Ken Fleishman 1:00 pm

1:20 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. - Lunch Break

1:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned During Covid-19 - Forward-Looking Practices

  • Moderator: Warren Goetzel, Director of Academic Technology and Engagement, Office of Information Technology, Georgia Tech
  • Anne Jannarone, Assistant Dean of Students / Director, Georgia Tech Disability Services
  • Shubha G. Kashyap, Director of Student Affairs and Faculty Relations, Nexus, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Rebecca Ewing, Lecturing Fellow, Spanish Language Program, Duke University
  • Mark Lannaman, Master’s Student, Georgia Tech and Every Learner Everywhere Fellow

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - Day 1 Closing with Yakut Gazi

Day 2 - October 3rd, 2022

11:00 a.m. to 12:00pm. - Panel Discussion: Technology’s Role in Creating Equitable Environments in the Future

  • Moderator: Yakut Gazi, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Digital Education, Duke University
  • Bryan Blakeley, Assistant Vice Provost for Digital Learning Innovation, University of Washington
  • Dawn Hunziker, Associate Director for Digital and Physical Access, Disability Resource Center, University of Arizona
  • Steven Barnes, Associate Professor of Teaching and Director, Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, University of British Columbia

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Microsoft University Partners Showcase – Part 2

University Presenter Time
Rochester Institute of Technology Catherine Lewis 12:00 pm
Bellevue College Sara Gardner 12:20 pm
Georgia Tech Birney Robert 12:40 pm

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - Issues and Universal Design Remedies for Access and Equity in a Post-Covid World

  • Moderator: Yakut Gazi, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Digital Education at Duke University

Thematic Groups:

  1. Accessible course design and quality personalized learning - Karen Vignare, Vice President of Digital Transformation for Student Success and Executive Director of the Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
  2. Education, awareness, resources, and support for faculty development - Angela Gunder, Chief Academic Officer and VP of Learning, Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
  3. Broadband & digital device access for all - Kim Scalzo, Executive Director of Open SUNY, The State University of New York (SUNY)

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Day 2 Closing with Steve Harmon, Interim Executive Director of C21U, Georgia Tech

Day 3 - October 4th, 2022

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Service Design for Access and Equity with Matt Lisle, Managing Director of Digital Learning at Thrive Scholars