Welcome to "A Universal Course Designed for Learning Success"!

As post-secondary nursing education learner diversity has become the norm, it is essential that nurse educators in these settings create an inclusive learning environment for diverse learners to optimize their potential and success. An inclusive learning environment involves offering equitable opportunities for everyone to succeed. Learner success hinges on accessibility to course resources and the comprehension of this material. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a theoretical framework rooted in the neuroscience of learning and use of technology, which can be used by educators to guide the structural design of courses, assessments, and learning environments (Centre for Applied Special Technology [CAST], 2011). In this course, nurse educators will explore key concepts and principles associated with the UDL framework, while further establishing how these guidelines can be integrated into the proactive design of curriculum to support the success of diverse learner populations in post-secondary environments. 


The supervision of graduate students is both an art and a science. This course is designed to provide an overview of the responsibilities and practices of an effective supervisor. The course addresses Master (course based and thesis) and PhD supervision.  Emphasis is placed on how to support students while they progress through the various milestones of their programs of study. Particular attention is given on how to assist students experiencing challenges.  Questions related to institutional regulations and policies are also considered.  The course provides participants with multiple strategies, and alternatives for success.  


The supervision of graduate students is both an art and a science. This course is designed to provide an overview of the responsibilities and practices of an effective supervisor. The course addresses Master (course based and thesis) and PhD supervision.  Emphasis is placed on how to support students while they progress through the various milestones of their programs of study. Particular attention is given on how to assist students experiencing challenges.  Questions related to institutional regulations and policies are also considered.  The course provides participants with multiple strategies, and alternatives for success.