Genteels' Excellence in Teaching Conference

This conference supports excellence in teaching at UB and is made possible through an endowment by Ron Gentile and Kay Johnson-Gentile.

Planning is underway for the next conference to be held in spring 2020.

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Student Success Through Intentional Inclusion: Universal Design for Learning at UB (2018)

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a researched-based design framework that addresses and celebrates student diversity proactively. In the keynote, you'll briefly encounter what UDL is and why it matters at UB today. You'll be given resources to pursue UDL further as you design and deliver your courses in such a way that all of your students may more effectively and efficiently achieve your rigorous goals.

For UB faculty who are able to join the workshop that follows, we'll dive deeper into your actual courses, learning about best practices for design and delivery, and making changes you can implement right away.

Resources from Student Success Through Intentional Inclusion



  • Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone (Tobin & Behling)
  • Engage the Brain (Posey)
  • UDL Theory and Practice (free digital version) (Meyer, Rose & Gordon)
  • Your UDL Lesson Planner (Ralabate)
  • Design & Deliver (Nelson)



Keynote and workshop

The keynote and workshop were held in November 2018.

Keynote (Faculty, staff and graduate students)
Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 • 1 to 1:45 p.m. • 330 Student Union, North Campus

Workshop  (UB faculty only; space is limited)
Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 • 2 to 4 p.m. • Faculty Collaboration Studio,
6 Norton Hall, North Campus

About the presenter

Eric J. Moore, PhD, is a professional educator with over a decade of experience in the classroom ranging from teaching drama and English in Kokomo, Indiana to teaching literature and philosophy in international schools in Indonesia and South Korea. Most recently, he has begun a scholarly career in teacher education and higher education instruction for diverse learners.

Moore serves as the UDL and accessibility specialist for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and conducts private consulting related to inclusive education practices in higher education. He holds a PhD in inclusive education from UT, Knoxville, a MEd from Grand Valley State University and BA in secondary english education from Taylor University.