SUNY Open Educational Resources: Improving Faculty Discovery and Adoption

Principal Investigator:

Mark McBride, Monroe Community College

Monroe Community College (MCC) proposes a IITG project to design and deploy a library service model to increase faculty participation in SUNY Open Educational Resources (OER) and improve OER adoption system- wide. The purpose of the project is to build on the traditional strengths of SUNY campus libraries by supporting faculty in OER discovery and adoption. The new service model will give faculty access to discovery tools through SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions and Lumen Learning; modularize and improve interoperability and multimedia in the collection of existing Open SUNY textbooks; and embed assessments in OER courses. Project outcomes will increase OER adoption, improve OER alignment with course learning outcomes; and increase student completion and success in OER courses. The project will address priorities identified by SUNY partners: University of Buffalo, Colleges at Geneseo, Brockport, Buffalo, Suffolk, Environmental Science and Forestry, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College, and industry partner Lumen Learning.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Alison Brown, Editor and Production Manager, SUNY Geneseo

Sam Abramovich, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo

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