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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) at CCSU

Faculty Using OER at CCSU & in the CSCU System

CCSU's Student Government Association has sponsored an "OER Pioneer of the Year" recognition since 2017. It is awarded at the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development's annual "Excellence in Teaching" ceremony during the Spring semester:

2019 Mark Jackson Biology
2018 Barry Westcott Chemistry
2017 Amy Kullgren Communications

Other CCSU faculty whom we know use/have used OER in their classrooms:

Name Subject Interest level
Barrington, Candace English Student editing with open access companion to The Canterbury Tales. Migration to Scholar’s Common. 2016-17 grants and awards recipient
Burkholder, Thomas (Chemistry) Chemistry Using OpenStax for Chemistry.
Burrello, Jotham English Uses OER, Digital Humanities.
Chakraborty, Sourav Chemistry and Biochemistry Using OpenStax for Chemistry.
Givens, Eugenia Criminal Justice Grad-level CJ OER. 2017-18 grants and awards recipient
Jackson, Mark Biology Development of Grad-level Advanced Neuroscience OER; Modification of Grad-level Advanced Neuroscience OER. 2017-18 grants and awards recipient
Kjell, Bradley (Computer Science) Computer Science Developed OER for MERLOT OER repository, also participated in OERs LCG, Spring 2017.
Kullgren, Amy (InfoTechServ) Communications Converted introductory Communications course to be OER-based. Won SGA's first Award for OERs Champions, Spring 2017.
Larsen, Kristine Geological Sciences 2017-18 Deployment of GSCI102 Earth & the Human Env OER; 2015-16 Creation of Open-Source Online Resource for AST 209. 2017-18 grants and awards recipient
Snyder, Jason Marketing Co-authored book used in course, openly licensed (saved students $53,000 over 2 semesters).
Sommers, Brian Geography Uses OER in majority of classes, serves as CCSU representative to statewide efforts for OER advocacy, legislative task force.
Westcott, Barry (Chemistry) Chemistry Using OpenStax for Chemistry. OER Pioneer of the Year 2018
Williams, Chad (Computer Science) Computer Science Created Github repository for coursework.
Zalewski,  Leanne Art History Spoke at Fall 2017 CTFD event on OER, uses SmArt History in Art History class (Khan Academy)

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