Institutionalizing Open Educational Resources

Spring
2021
Resolution Number: 
13.01
Contact: 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourages local academic senates to develop mechanisms to encourage faculty to consider open educational resources (OER) when developing or revising courses and to document the use of OER on the course outline of record (Resolution 09.05 SP 19);

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommends that faculty consider OER adoption, including customizable teaching materials, as a measure toward achieving equity and facilitating student success (Resolution 09.05 SP 19);

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourages local senates and bargaining units to work with their administrations to allow the use of sabbaticals and other professional development opportunities for the development of accessible open educational resources (Resolution 12.02 SP 17); and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommends that local senates work with their administrators to incorporate equity as a foundational value into college educational master plans and strategic plans (Resolution 19.03 SP 16);

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local academic senates to collaborate with other constituencies to integrate open educational resources into their colleges’ guiding resources, including institutional goals, educational master plan, equity plan, accreditation institutional self-evaluation report, board policies, and administrative procedures or regulations; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges curate a collection of resources to assist local senates in pursuing the institutionalization of open educational resources at the local level no later than Spring 2022.

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