Design for Completion: An Agile OER Curriculum Strategy for the Student Success–Centered Community College

Wednesday, February 15 | 10:15AM–11:00AM | Houston Ballroom Foyer
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Odessa College's comprehensive "Design for Completion" initiative has reimagined the education experience to remove obstacles to student success with impressive results, increasing graduation rates 35% since 2010. After developing agile practices to implement this program, the college is building "agile curriculum" using open educational resources to deliver engaging courses tailored to state-defined learning outcomes for entire degree programs. This session will share the college's approach to moving all departments simultaneously toward OER courses as they build on the best work of peers and communities inside and outside the college to deliver great educational experiences to a needy and challenging student population.

Outcomes: Identify academic strategies and tactics that may contribute to improved college completion rates *Articulate the benefits for students and faculty of an "agile curriculum" that uses OER to deliver courses and complete degree programs *Get approaches that might create greater receptivity to change within academic organizations


  • Katie Nisbet