Monroe Community College (MCC) is a regional open education leader expanding access to affordable education and fostering faculty innovation through the adoption of open educational resources and practices. In June 2016, MCC and four other SUNY community colleges (Clinton, Herkimer, Mohawk Valley, and Tompkins Cortland) were awarded a grant as part of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative. In 2017. The SUNY system was able to provide additional funding for creating OER courses through a statewide grant. Librarians are coordinating the initiatives which include instructional design and project management support for the faculty teams who are building OER courses and a Biology OER degree.

Join us for this webinar to hear from Katie Ghidiu, MCC Interim Library Services Director, who oversees the OER projects and several of the MCC faculty who are participating in the SUNY OER funded efforts. She will share how MCC develops professional development opportunities and provides faculty incentives including release time and stipends to support this important work. She will be joined by Dr. Rollo Fisher, the director of Choral and Vocal Activities, at MCC who created a completely OER Voice Class last year, and is now using SUNY OER funds to create OER for four additional classes.

When: Wednesday, Feb 7th 11am PT/ 2pm ET

Featured Speakers:

  • Katie Ghidiu: Interim Director of Library Services, Monroe Community College
  • Dr. Rollo Fisher: Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, Visual and Performing Arts Department, Monroe Community College


Slides now available:

Oer Initiatives at SUNY'S Monroe Community College from Una Daly