New Directions for QM
Could Cultural Inclusion Be General Standard 9?
Susan Woerner, Instructional Designer, Excelsior College
As an instructional designer, I am interested in applying principles embedded in Quality Matters to add meaning and depth to learning. In my current work, I am looking at culture in course design. There are challenges that we need to put our collective thinking toward overcoming.
An emphasis on accessibility has brought the needs of many marginalized learners into sharper focus and provided opportunities to learn about about our own course design blind spots. Are we now ready to face the challenge of cultural inclusion?

In this facilitated discussion, audience members will tackle questions about culture, inclusion, and course design. Can we manage the practical implications of inclusion? What is the cost of not integrating inclusion into course design? Could the Quality Matters framework be used to address cultural needs of learners? Let's talk about it.
Learning Objectives
Define cultural inclusion
Identify aspects of inclusion that present challenges and opportunities
Reflect on personal blind spots in course design
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer