Accessibility Ambassadors: Finalizing Your Learning-Centered Accessible Syllabus

This session links learning-centered course design strategies to specific rhetorical, pedagogical, and accessibility practices for developing a course syllabus for its primary audience: learners. This co-facilitated presentation will incorporate strategies and principles, practices and examples, and reflection and discussion so that participants might reflect on ways to shape their Fall 2023 learning-centered syllabus as a core course document that is accessible, inclusive, and audience-aware. The target audience is anyone who teaches—whether courses, workshops, seminars, or webinars—either online or in person in a variety of settings.

Ilene Dawn (Ida) Alexander ( is a teaching-learning consultant and instructor in the Preparing Future Faculty program at the Center for Educational Innovation. Ilene draws on 40 years of teaching experience to work with University of Minnesota system instructors across disciplines in designing learning-centered courses and syllabuses for a broad range of learners and learning spaces.

Khaled Musa ( is an academic technologist who consults with faculty and staff about technology tools with a focus on how to create an accessible and inclusive learning environment. Khaled has over 15 years’ experience designing program curricula, teaching computer applications, writing user documentation, and conducting accessibility testing.

Finalizing Your Learning-Centered Accessible Syllabus
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 1-2:30 p.m.

Registration for this session is required. Let us know if you are attending. By default, we enable auto-captioning in the webinar. Please let us know what additional accommodations we can provide. Two weeks notice (August 8) will help us to better fulfill requests. This session will be recorded, captioned, and shared with the Google Group.

About Accessibility Ambassadors

Accessibility Ambassadors is a group of University employees from across all campuses who are passionate about making U of M digital resources more accessible online. They bring different skills, strengths, and backgrounds, but all want to create an inclusive and accessible community at the U of M.

They host events to teach, advocate, and discuss digital accessibility topics and strive to be resources for the University community.

To learn about more accessibility-related events at the University of Minnesota, please visit Accessible U. For more information about the Ambassadors, join the Google Group or send an email to: