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Monday, November 9 • 4:30pm - 4:55pm
Reimagining Inclusive Design/Policies with OER & Open Pedagogy: Going Beyond Affordability

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Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogy have been shown to increase affordability, credit hours taken, and other issues related to retention. However, faculty and administrators often do not think of these resources as a part of the solution to address more systematic equities. Administrators, in particular, often do not consider drafting policy to include OER in campus initiatives beyond affordability.

Anti-Racism, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice are at the forefront of our societal conscience as we navigate these turbulent times. Many institutions of higher education are placing requirements for training, change, and accountability in addressing these issues within their educational communities. This discussion will lead participants through examples showing how OER and Open Pedagogy can be incorporated in this important work. Specific examples of initiatives being engaged at two different academic institutions will include drafting OER into a campus-wide Inclusive Excellence Action Plan and innovative training workshops for faculty. These examples will provide the foundation for discussion. Participants will have access to materials that will help them plan and develop policy and/or training for their own institution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify examples of how Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogical approaches facilitate diverse and inclusive course materials
  • Identify methods for incentivizing faculty to evaluate their own courses for diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism issues
  • Identify examples of how policy can help frame Open Educational Resources to include diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism goals

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Chemera Ivory

Associate Professor & Librarian, University of West Georgia
CJ Ivory is Assistant Professor and Learning & Research Support Librarian at the University of West Georgia where she teaches Information Literacy & Research. She also serves as a campus liaison for Affordable Learning Georgia, a statewide initiative to support the implementation... Read More →
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Dawn (Nikki) Cannon-Rech

Information Services Librarian, Georgia Southern University
Research services librarian and liaison to College of Science and Mathematics, and OER Librarian.
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TaJuan Wilson

Associate Vice President, Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer, Georgia Southern University
Dr. TaJuan R. Wilson is a 14 year higher education administrator. Dr. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications (2007), a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Government Management (2009), and a Doctorate of Education with an emphasis... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2020 4:30pm - 4:55pm EST
Concurrent 4
  Social Justice, Presentation