CSCU OER Summit

Friday, March 01 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM [EST]

60 Bidwell St, Manchester, CT, 06040, United States

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Friday, March 01 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM [EST]

SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium, 60 Bidwell St, Manchester, CT, 06040, United States.

To celebrate Open Education Week (March 4th-8th, 2019),  the CSCU OER Advisory Council is excited to announce the upcoming CSCU OER Summit, a split day event for faculty and student government leaders to learn about the benefits of OER, the basics of Copyright & Creative Commons licensing, and the concepts of Open Pedagogy.

LOCATION:

SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium at Manchester Community College

AGENDA:

8:30am-9am - Registration

9am-9:05am - Welcome - Dr. Tuesday Cooper, Dean of Academic Affairs, Manchester Community College

9:05-9:15am - Opening Remarks - Dr. Jane Gates, Provost & Senior VP Academic & Student Affairs, CSCU

9:15am-10:00am - Keynote: Why Open Matters - Katherine Lynch, PhD

10:15am-10:30am - CSCU OER Council Update - Jennifer Nohai-Seaman

10:30am-11:00am - Copyright & Creative Commons - Eileen Rhodes

11:00am-11:45am - Open Pedagogy - Katherine Lynch, PhD

 

**Room Transition**
Great Path Academy Community Commons

 

12pm-1pm - Lunch - Student Impact Advocacy for OER - Kaitlyn Vitez - Moderator

1pm-1:30pm -  Welcome & CSCU OER Efforts

1:30pm-2pm -  Overview of Student Advocacy & Grant Opportunities– Kaitlyn Vitez

2pm-3pm - Facilitated Breakout Session – Small Group Brainstorming

3pm-3:30pm - Report Out – Advocacy Strategies Developed

Cancellation policy

If you are not able to attend, please cancel your reservation at least 48 hours in advance of the event.

CT OER Coordinating Council

The CSCU OER Advisory Council promotes faculty academic freedom and student success through the use of accessible, affordable, and openly license course materials. The council membership consists of volunteers from each of the 17 CSCU campuses with various roles represented, including faculty and staff. (http://cscu.libguides.com/)

Contact the Organizer

Jennifer Nohai-Seaman
Associate Professor of Mathematics, First Year Studies

For Housatonic Community College, Jennifer is the lead faculty member/grant coordinator of the Achieving the Dream Open Educational Resources program, which produced a fully open Associate's Degree. Serving as a member of the system-level OER Advisory Committee, Chair of the OER Grant Subcommittee, and CSCU OER Coordinator, Jennifer will provide an update on the efforts of the CSCU OER Advisory Council.

About Jennifer Nohai-Seaman

Associate Professor of Mathematics, First Year Studies
Katherine Lynch, PhD
Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Sam Drapers Honors program at Rockland Community College

Dr. Lynch is a recognized OER Faculty Champion for the State University of New York System (SUNY). She has developed original modules for an English text with a fellow colleague and has been invited to speak at several institutions on the topics of Open Pedagogy and Social Justice.

About Katherine Lynch, PhD

Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Sam Drapers Honors program at Rockland Community College
Kaitlyn Vitez
Higher Ed Campaign Director for U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group)

The U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) advocates for student rights and has focused on the rising cost of college textbooks. Kaitlyn will lead a student panel discussion and provide strategies and tactics for students to advocate for greater OER awareness and adoption.

About Kaitlyn Vitez

Higher Ed Campaign Director for U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group)
Eileen Rhodes
Library Director, Capital Community College

Serving as a member of the system-level OER Advisory Committee, and Chair of the OER Awareness Subcommittee, Eileen Rhodes will be providing a brief overview of copyright, and the benefits of both using and developing Creative Commons licensed materials.

About Eileen Rhodes

Library Director, Capital Community College