Fall Open Educational Resources (OER) Regional Meeting - North

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

ASCCC’s OER Task Force is pleased to announce this regional event intended to update faculty regarding the status of OER in our colleges, and to inform faculty at all levels in their OER experience, from the novice seeking to identify OER for their classroom, to the advanced user looking to facilitate OER adoption at the college. 

The meeting will take place at the College of Marin located at 835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904 from 9am - 3pm - please see the Program for additional details. 

The general session will take place in AC 255, the breakout sessions will be adjacent to AC 255. See map of campus and parking permit. There will be signage on campus pointing attendees in the right direction(s).

The meeting will begin with an overview of the status of OER at our colleges, followed by a panel of OER users. Afternoon sessions will target users of various levels and provide an opportunity for discipline-oriented dialogue. 

There is no cost to attend the OER, but you must register to attend.  Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.  Click on the registration link below to register! 



There is no charge to attend the Regional Meeting.  We do require that you cancel your registration if you cannot attend.  Any cancellations submitted after Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:00pm, will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee. All no-shows will also be assessed the $25 cancellation fee.  Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the cancellation date or for no-shows. Please review the Senate Cancellation Policy here.

For more information, please contact: events [at] asccc.org.

Hotel & Travel

The meeting will take place at College of Marin.  A map of the school, along with directionsl can be accessed here

Presentation Materials


Target Audience: Faculty who are interested in or considering OER and faculty who are currently using OER. The program is intended to appeal to anyone who has an interest in OER, no matter how new or how advanced.


  • Increase awareness and use of OER.
  • Identify challenges to the use of OER (to inform future work of the ASCCC OER Taskforce).
  • Provide an opportunity for faculty with an interest in OER to network.
  • Share strategies for mainstreaming OER.


9am – 10am Networking - a light breakfast will be served.

10am – 11am Welcome and Opening General Session - The California Community Colleges, OER, and You

What is the current status of the use of OER in our colleges? What barriers to the use of OER – real and imagined – exist? What supports are in place – or in development – to assist you in your adoption of OER? How – and why – should you invest in incorporating OER into your teaching? This interactive session will answer these questions – and more.

11am – 12pm Faculty Panel – Tales from the Trenches – Finding and Implementing OER

How does one transition from reliance on traditional texts to using OER? What unique opportunities – and challenges exist. Why should you take this endeavor on? 

12pm – 12:45pm Lunch 

12:50pm – 1:50pm Breakout Session I

  • Finding OER – Search Strategies
  • Intermediate - Sharing Resources and Identifying Needs

  • Mainstreaming OER or Accessibility Issues

1:55 – 2:45pm - Breakout Session II – Discipline Clusters

2:50 – 3:00pm – Closing General Session