The theme of this year’s conference will be centered around pathways to A&OER. We will explore the variety of ways or paths that the educational community can take towards access and awareness of affordability and open educational resources endeavors.
Our keynote speaker will be Bob Butterfield. Bob is the Director of Instructional Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
9:30-10:30 am (CST) Exploring Open Education Collaborations with CCCOER
The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) supports colleges across North America to advance the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources to improve teaching and learning. We collectively believe these practices enable equitable access and participation particularly for marginalized students while supporting faculty choice of openly licensed curriculum materials. As a community of practice, our members and their priorities drive our planning and professional development activities on topics such as open pedagogy, open course design, and how open education supports campus goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion and student engagement. Join Una Daly, Director of CCCOER and Theresa Flett, Director of Library Services, St. Charles Community College, to hear about upcoming engagement opportunities and to share your suggestions and ask questions about collaborations and aspirations.
Learning Objectives: Hear about CCCOER’s professional development opportunities and how to get involved. Find out how to engage in collaborations with other member colleges across the U.S. Share your ideas for future “open” project collaborations .
Presenters: Una Daly and Theresa Flett
11:00-12:30 pm (CST) Charting the Path to Textbook Affordability
Keynote Presentation by Robert Butterfield
Bob Butterfield has been the Director of Instructional Resources for the University of Wisconsin-Stout since 2011. As director, he leads the university operated textbook rental program, the campus digital resources program and the open educational resources program. Bob has a long history of working with textbooks and textbook affordability and is experienced in the workings of inclusive access, open educational resources, textbook rental, and other textbook affordability approaches. He is a vocal advocate for student textbook affordability in any form. Bob has had the honor of working with the Open Education Network steering committee as well as the National Association of College Stores Government Relations Committee as well as many other national and state efforts. He is a founding member of the “E”ffordability Summit, an annual affordability event held at UW-Stout, and the current chair of the Community For Open Wisconsin (COW).
In his keynote, Bob will discuss the many A&OER pathways that the University of Wisconsin-Stout has taken in order to help students have more affordable textbook options.
2:00-3:00 pm (CST) Working along the Z Degree Path
This panel will discuss how Z Degrees are being implemented in both a single campus and a multi-campus setting. We will delve into how institutions funded these programs and if they have institutionalized this work. We will discuss the impact Z Degrees have on students and faculty in both the 2- and 4-year institutions represented by our presenters.
Panel: Dr. Tim Anderson, Minnesota State; Ms. Ann Fiddler, CUNY; Dr. Michael Mills, Montgomery College
3:30-4:30 pm (CST) Bookstore Panel
Bookstores are developing new course material programs that reduce overall course material cost and promote equity. Hear from two stores leading the way on these initiatives.
Moderator: Dale Sanders, Director, UM Stores
Presenters: Jason Lorgan, UC-Davis and Robert Jansen, Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Missouri A&OER Conference Committee
United States of America, Missouri