SUNY OER Services @ Open SUNY Textbooks
Some really good news for OER in SUNY is the quest for an Executive Director for OER at SUNY Geneseo! This position will administer and coordinate operations and the strategic direction for Open SUNY Textbooks (OST) and SUNY OER Services (SOS). The application deadline was October 10th and preliminary interviews will begin ASAP.
This position is made possible by the visionary commitment of fiscal resources and administrative support for OER from the SUNY Office of the Provost, in particular Carey Hatch, Associate Provost of ATIS, and Paul Schacht, Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at Geneseo.
With Tompkins Cortland Community College leading the way in successful implementation of OER, several other SUNY campuses are making strong inroads as well. The Executive Director of Open SUNY Textbooks & SUNY OER Services will provide system-wide leadership in OER for all SUNY campuses, thereby optimizing the collaborations and synergies already happening. At last count, the adoption of open textbooks has saved SUNY students over $840,000!
The mission of Open SUNY Textbooks is to provide an academic-friendly publishing model and infrastructure which supports faculty in the adoption, remixing, and creation of open educational resources (OER) and open courses. We are dedicated to improving student learning outcomes and addressing the affordability of course materials.
The mission of SUNY OER Services is to support all SUNY campuses in successfully and sustainably adopting, creating, and implementing OER. We offer support for this mission at all levels: consulting, training, resources, professional development and technical assistance.