Join us for an Open Education Week Tour de Force from TEN COMMUNITY COLLEGES in SEVEN STATES who have developed OER Degree or OER Adoption Programs that have significantly impacted their students access to instructional materials and given faculty the freedom to customize their instructional materials to better meet the needs of their students.

DAY:  Wed, March 7

TIME: 12 PM EST to 5 PM EST

Pima Community College Dean Jan Kempster shares how Pima Community College’s, a grantee of Achieving the Dream OER Degree initiative, has developed an entire OER pathway for their students to complete a fully online AA in Liberal Arts. YouTube Video

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Houston Community College Nathan Smith, OER Coordinator at Houston Community College, shares how the college is developing a Zero-Cost degree program to expand access to education for their students. YouTube Video

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Tidewater Community College
Linda William, Z-degree faculty lead at Tidewater Community College, shares how the Z-degree model has evolved over the last 5 years. Tidewater Community College was the first college to develop a “Z-Degree” in business starting in 2013 and is now an Achieving the Dream OER Degree grantee developing 2 additional degrees.
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Maricopa Millions Matthew Bloom, OER Faculty in Residence at the Maricopa Community College District, shares their 5-year program launched to save students $5 Million in 5 years. Completing its fifth year this spring, it has saved students more than double that amount by encouraging faculty adoption of OER. YouTube Video

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Salt Lake Community College (Open SLCC) Jason Pickavance, Director of Faculty Development and Educational Initiatives, at Salt Lake Community College shares how their faculty adopted OER starting in 2014 to provide students a cost-effective alternative to traditional textbooks. Their goal of saving students $5 million in five years will be achieved in 2018, a year early. YouTube Video

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Lansing Community College
Regina Gong, OER Project Manager and Technical Services Manager Librarian at Lansing Community College, shares how they launched their first OER Initiative in 2015. Led by their library, LCC received substantial funding ($500K) from College administration to engage faculty in OER development and scale up OER adoptions.
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Austin Community College Dr. Gaye Lynn Scott, VP of Academic Programs, at Austin Community Colleges share their OER Degree development work as the lead college for Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Texas Consortium. They have developed an entire OER degree pathway for their students. YouTube Video

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Central Virginia Community College Juville Dario-Becker, OER Degree Lead and faculty at Central Virginia Community College, shares the process they have developed as a grantee of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Virginia Consortium. They are developing multiple OER degree pathways to better serve their underrepresented students. YouTube Video

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West Hills College Lemoore (California Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree) Ron Oxford, head librarian, and Kelsey Smith, OER librarian, share how West Hills College Lemoore is developing an Elementary Education OER Degree with Achieving the Dream and a Psychology Zero-Textbook-Cost (ZTC) degree for the California ZTC Degree program. West Hills is also one of the Technical Assistance providers for the California ZTC Degree program. YouTube Video

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Ivy Tech Community College
Director of Instructional Design Sara Proffit and instructor James Boldman share how Ivy Tech Community College is developing an OER Degree for transfer to expand access to instructional materials and improve learning outcomes for students.
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