The Library seeks applicants for the Fall 2019 Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellowship. Full-time and part-time faculty are eligible to apply with their department chair’s approval.
Participants will curate a zero-cost OER to replace the existing course material in a course to be taught next spring. In order to be considered zero-cost OER, the course section you teach must assign freely available web resources and openly licensed materials; inclusion of library licensed digital resources is also recommended.
Faculty accepted to the fellowship will participate in four Friday seminars (see dates below), complete the OER in January 2020, and pilot the OER as the only required course material in their spring 2020 course.
Seminars will cover:
An introduction to open educational resources
Copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons licensing
Finding OER and zero-cost course materials
Creating an OpenLab site as the public access point for the OER
Organizing course materials for accessibility
In addition to assigning zero-cost course materials exclusively:
Participate in each meeting (4 workshops at 2 hrs each, totaling 8 hrs):
10 a.m - 12 p.m. Friday, September 27
10 a.m - 12 p.m. Friday, October 4
10 a.m - 12 p.m. Friday, October 25
10 a.m - 12 p.m. Friday, November 8
Curate OER and post on a public OpenLab site - due no later than January 8, 2020
Teach with the OER in at least 1 course section in Spring 2020 semester
Submit a brief written assessment of the experience in May 2020
Upload your course outline and / or syllabus to Academic Works, CUNY’s institutional repository
Faculty will be compensated at or above $1,300 for full participation in the OER Fellowship.
Before submitting an application, you must consult with your Department Chair and course coordinator for approval to a) develop an OER for the course you propose; b) teach with the OER in Spring 2020.
Submit your application online by Thursday, September 5. (The application form is also embedded below for convenience)
Contact Cailean Cooney, Assistant Professor / OER Librarian at email@example.com
Faculty will be notified of acceptance by Monday, September 9.