At the ASCCC Fall 2018 Plenary Session, resolution 17.02 was adopted that called on the ASCCC to “…urge local academic senates to identify a local OER point-person to act as a liaison to facilitate OER-related communication between the college and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.” The establishment of local OER Liaisons is an integral component of the ASCCC OERI. As explained in the ASCCC proposal that secured five years of funding for the OERI, the OERI’s goal is to support local college OER efforts by creating a network of OER Liaisons that serve to connect local colleges to the OERI and centrally-hosted OER-related support systems, ensuring an effective means of communication between the OERI, available resources, and the system’s 115 accredited colleges.
It is the ASCCC OERI’s goal to support OER Liaisons so that they may serve as advocates by taking an active role in increasing local OER awareness, adoption, and support. The ASCCC is pleased to provide a stipend to each college’s OER Liaison, provided the specified expectations have been met. OERLs are asked to use the OER Liaison Tracking Sheet to record their liaison activities and to share their OER-related wins, expertise, and needs. As an OERL, you have a designated Regional Lead who is your official point of contact for the OERI. If you are unsure who your regional lead is, oeri [at] asccc.org (please contact us).