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Friday, November 13 • 10:00am - 10:25am
Beyond Funding: Strategies for Sustaining OER at a Community College

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In 2019-20, HACC built an OER initiative by creating a 20-person committee, developing an institutional model, streamlining an application process for faculty, and securing more than $91,000 to support 32 faculty in completing adaption and creation projects at the college. HACC students will save $323,000 per semester in textbook costs as a result of these projects. After such a successful first year, the committee turned its attention to sustainability. Funding is crucial to sustainability efforts, but beyond funding, strategies for continued OER development include implementing well-trained, long-term mentors; conducting outreach in the college community to ensure further interest in OER development; building a strong community of support for faculty developing OER; and constantly updating and refining processes. The presenters will share these strategies that they implemented at a community college that has secured $175,000 in two years to bring OER projects to fruition and offer guidance for how attendees can model these approaches.

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:
-Summarize sustainability efforts beyond funding in open education
-Employ and train long-term mentors to support faculty in OER projects
-Construct a community of support within their institutions
-Practice institutional outreach to build interest in OER

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Girardi

Tamara Girardi

Associate Professor of English, Harrisburg Area Community College
avatar for Andrea Hartranft

Andrea Hartranft

Associate Professor, Library Science, Harrisburg Area Community College


Friday November 13, 2020 10:00am - 10:25am EST
Concurrent 4
  Strategies, Presentation