AL$ Initiative Planning Activities for HBCUs

Concurrent Session 6
Streamed Session HBCU

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Brief Abstract

Join the Southern University System, CSU/MERLOT, and HBCU Steering committee members as they lead HBCU Summit participants through small group discussions and planning activities around setting up an AL$ plan for your institution.  Is your own institution ready to plan their own AL$ initiative?  What are some initial organizational and political steps to take in your planning?  What are some key elements of an AL$ program that could work at your institution?



Gerard L. Hanley Ph.D. is the Executive Director of MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, and SkillsCommons ( for the California State University, the Director for the Center for Usability for Design and Accessibility and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach. At MERLOT and SkillsCommons, he directs the development and sustainability of the international consortium and technology strategy to provide open educational services to improve teaching and learning and continues to development the US Department of Labor's open repository of educational resources for workforce development. Gerry's previous positions include Assistance Vice Chancellor for Academic Technology Services at the CSU Office of the Chancellor, the Director of Faculty Development and Director of Strategy Planning at CSU, Long Beach.