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Empowering Campuses toward Inclusion

Empowering Campuses toward Inclusion (ECI) is an initiative started by a part-time lecturer at Eastern Michigan University. The primary goal of the initiative is to increase inclusive practices on university campuses, particularly toward reducing barriers for students with disabilities.

This website is designed primarily to be a resource for postsecondary faculty and staff and is divided up into the following areas:

  • Universal Design for Learning (link) - principles, practices, and resources
  • The Law (link) - ADA & Section 504, reasonable accommodations, and recent case law
  • Videos & Other Resources (link) - links for videos on various disability topics and for associations


Recent Events...

  • Inclusive Teaching seminar for faculty/lecturers
    (in collaboration with the Disabilty Resource Center)
    May 18th and 19th, 2016
    9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Halle Library
    Topics included: Universal Design for Learning (with hands-on practice in incorporating UDL into planning), barriers with technology and Canvas, and an opportunity to dialogue with students with disabilities.
  • Universal Design for Learning (for university writing center staff)
    March 4th, 2016
    10 a.m. in Halle Library


If you'd like to be involved in or contribute to these efforts, please contact Sandy Becker ().


About the Founder

Sandy Becker () is a part-time lecturer at Eastern Michigan University and an associate member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (ahead.org). Her advocacy efforts and research on disability studies in higher education served as a springboard to start thinking about ways to actively improve inclusive practices on college and university campuses.

Ms. Becker is a strong advocate for offering frequent training and collaboration opportunities for faculty and staff regarding inclusive practices and providing opportunities for faculty/staff to interact with students with disabilities (who participate in the workshops and panel discussions). The outcome of these efforts will not only reduce barriers for students with disabilities but will also model an inclusive environment for all students in ways that they will carry forward into their lives outside the university.

Empowering Campuses toward Inclusion • ©2015-2016 by Sandy Becker ()