Standardization Guidelines for Harvey Courses
In an effort to maximize accessibility and inclusion, we will help all our students tremendously by adopting standardized course layouts and practices in Harvey. This will enable students to spend more time on academic work and less time on searching and trying to learn different formats in each class. While all individual classes will have particular nuances and formatting that may not lend itself to an overall duplicative structure, there are a few simple things faculty can do to make this process better for students. Here we have compiled a few quick standards to use and things to avoid. The Faculty Resource Center has put together many excellent detailed instructions and training videos for Harvey, and we encourage faculty to utilize these. They are located in Harvey on the Organizations list in the FRC-Technology Teaching and Learning org. Additionally, we encourage faculty to use the FRC’s Best Practices for Harvey.
Things to Avoid in Harvey
There are also some things instructors should avoid doing in Harvey:
And, as always, all instructors have access to our inclusive and universal design strategies and tips. Making a few of these changes to your classes every semester will help you make your classes better for both you (the instructor) and all your students.
These procedures were established by the Faculty Resource Center and the Campus Access Committee’s Accessibility Standards Subcommittee, made up of students, faculty, and staff.