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Breakout 2A

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Central Time

Dr. Liz Norell in a blue sweater in front of a brick wall

Supporting Neurodivergent Students and Colleagues

Presented by:


Dr. Liz Norell, Associate Director of Instructional Support, University of Mississippi

Session Description:


Neurodivergent students and colleagues surround us, but we rarely get concrete tips on how to create spaces to ensure they can succeed. Estimates range from 11% to 30% of students who have some sort of neurodivergence–from autism and ADHD to dyslexia to dyspraxia. This workshop will equip educators and colleagues with actionable advice on how to create spaces that allow all neurodivergent students and colleagues opportunities to succeed.

Speaker Bio:


Dr. Liz Norell serves as Associate Director of Instructional Support in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at the University of Mississippi. She has spent more than 20 years teaching in higher education, including stints in composition, journalism, and political science. She completed a PhD in political science at the University of Texas Dallas, along with master’s degrees in journalism and library science. Liz’s forthcoming book, The Present Professor, will be published in fall 2024 in the brand-new University of Oklahoma Press series, Teaching, Engaging, and Thriving in Higher Ed, co-edited by James Lang and Michelle Miller.

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