Peer Presentation

How Digital Class Syllabi Support Equity and Accessibility

Gain insight from academic innovators at Foothill College and WSU Tech along with the team at Simple Syllabus as they explore how to ensure students have an equitable introduction to their learning experience through the course syllabus. Syllabi play an important role as one of the first points of contact in a student’s journey throughout their coursework. Designing learner-centered and equitable syllabi helps build a rapport between a student and their instructor to increase engagement and drive academic achievement.

Join us to learn how you can build equitable academic resources while saving instructors valuable time in the process. Used by nearly 200 colleges and universities across the United States, Simple Syllabus is here to help educational partners reach their vision for success one syllabus at a time.

July 26th at 1:00 PST, 3:00 CST, 4:00 EST

Presented By


Lené Whitley-Putz

Dean, Online Learning at Foothill College

Lené is currently Foothill College’s Dean of Instructional Technology, Online Learning, but has been a contributing member of the Foothill College community in many capacities since 2008. Lené earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for her dissertation titled, Calorie Counter Publics: Rhetoric in Fat Activist Practice, and holds a BA and MA in English Language and Literature from California State University at Chico.

Lené is passionate about students and public education in California. She believes in pushing the envelope of technology to aid students and faculty in creating positive collaborations that help students achieve their academic goals.

Krystal Iseminger

Accessibility and Course Quality Specialist at WSU Tech

Krystal Iseminger is the Accessibility and Course Quality Specialist at Wichita State University, Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (WSU Tech). She is passionate about her roles as a designer/facilitator of accessibility training for faculty and staff, accessibility advocate, and course reviewer.

Krystal’s commitment to promoting accessibility in education began during her time as an Instructional Designer/Online Lecturer for WSU and continues in her work at WSU Tech. Krystal has chaired the Accessibility Committee at WSU Tech for 3 years and continues to teach Composition and Literature online at WSU Tech and Wichita State University.


Matthew Compton-Clark

Account Executive at Simple Syllabus

Matthew brings over a decade of education experience to the Account Executive role at Simple Syllabus. His career has spanned from K-12 to post-secondary education where he has helped learners achieve their goals in a variety of learning environments. As an experienced education technology professional, Matthew’s goal is to elevate the academic success of colleges and universities to help them meet their learners where they are most likely to support student success.