Building and engaging your OER Coalition

by Megan Simmons 1 year, 2 months ago

Once you have clear OER goals and success indicators, you will want to connect with collaborators who can contribute their expertise to help you grow your OER initiative. Before reaching out to your larger campus community, it is helpful to explore if there are any Champions and Early Adopters that are currently using OER, any existing partnerships with OER projects or providers, and any OER priorities, initiatives, policies, programs already in place.

Below are a few suggested collaborators you can reach out to and their areas of expertise. Refer to pages 13-14 in the OER Playbook for more information. Share which collaborators you will be engaging with for your OER initiative and what you will be asking them to contribute by replying below.           

Campus Role

Goals and Areas of Interest and Expertise                                    


Affordable learning, copyright, faculty development, discovery, and curation                                                        

Faculty Adopters

Equitable student success, equitable student access, academic freedom, course enrollments, engaging curriculum that is locally and culturally relevant, supporting social justice through open pedagogy, high-quality textbooks, readings, and ancillary materials                 

Instructional Designers       

Course design, copyright permissions, accessibility 


Retention rates, student feedback, enrollments, equitable student success               

Student Leaders

Cost savings, quality of curriculum, student engagement in courses, accessibility, equitable access to materials, relevant materials, belonging