The No Cost Pathway: Supporting Faculty in Going OER
Concurrent Session 8
A panel representing the Center for Faculty Excellence at California State University, Fresno (an OpenStax Institutional Partner) discusses methods for engaging faculty in adopting and creating open license and no cost course materials.
Since the 1980s the costs of textbooks has risen twice the amount of inflation. In some cases, students who cannot afford the price of textbooks are not buying required materials and relying on lectures, class notes, and the Internet to learn course content increasing the achievement disparity between the students who have access to resources and those who do not. As a result, there is growing interest among university faculty to adopt and create open education resources. In this session, our team (Director, OER Faculty Fellow, Librarian, and Instructional Designer) from the Center for Faculty Excellence at California State University, Fresno (an OpenStax Institutional Partner) will share information about our OER grant programs, professional development model, technology training, and other support and technology activities for faculty going OER.