Author:
Fariba Ansari, Roshanak Jafari
Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Level:
Academic Lower Division
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    Language:
    English

    Resource for the Resource by Dr. Roshanak Jafari & Dr. Fariba Ansari

    Resource for the Resource by Dr. Roshanak Jafari & Dr. Fariba Ansari

    Overview

    Image credit: Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries OER Program Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

     

    This template is for use by participants in the Resource for the Resource series to help identify and share ideas for OER implementation at their Instutitution.

    Planning on OER Adoption

    Based on the participation at The OERTX "Resource for the Resource Retreat 2022" training, which took place in September 2022, we devised the following plan.

    Planning on OER Adoption at El Paso Community College (EPCC) By Dr. Roshanak Jafari & Dr. Fariba Ansari

    Planning on OER Adoption

     at El Paso Community College (EPCC)

    By

    Dr. Roshanak Jafari & Dr. Fariba Ansari

    Engagement

    • Delivering a workshop introducing the OER and its importance in higher education during the faculty professional development week, which takes place a week before starting each semester.
    • Sending a survey examining the OER's familiarity and use a few weeks after the semester started.
    • Asking the new student to fill out a simple survey about their familiarity with OER during the orientations.
    • Efforts through the meetings to unify the librarians' usage of OER in all five EPCC campuses libraries since some already do it and some do not.

    Awareness

    • Using the Tejano Newsletter (internal college newsletter) to post news about OER and faculty efforts of developing OER and publish the students' stories and experiences on using OER. 
    • Sharing the OER benefits with the administrative, coordinators, deans, etc., and asking them to help spread the information to the other faculty. 
    • Distributing the flyers and pamphlets to the different campuses and college events.

    Capacity Building

    • Finding and gathering a group of interested, advocate faculty, librarians, students, and administrative and applying for a grant concentrating on promoting OER on our campus and collecting the data and evidence of its pros and cons.
    • Promoting OER by presenting the results of the pilot study of the grant to the college administration.

    Recognition

    • Creating a new title or chapter for the Tejano Newsletter, a program, or an award as “OER Advocates” to acknowledge and recognize the faculty who used the OER, the students who contributed to OER, and the librarian who helped to establish OER.