Models for Starting, Supporting, and Sustaining OER Initiatives

Wednesday, March 28 | 9:30AM–10:15AM ET | Room 553
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
This panel presentation will explore different institutional models for developing and sustaining open educational resources (OER) and open textbook initiatives to help make college more affordable for students and positively impact student success. Staff from various institutional types will discuss how their open initiatives came about, how they support faculty to replace traditional publisher textbooks with OER, how these initiatives are sustained, what resources and tools are utilized, and the impact of the projects on students. In addition, best practices and lessons learned will be presented to provide models for other institutions looking to develop similar initiatives or grow their current initiatives.

Outcomes: Identify different approaches to make OER initiatives collaborative and sustainable * Determine key staff and faculty as well as resources needed for successful OER initiatives * Adapt a model of an OER initiative to implement at your institution


  • Rachel Baum

  • Ted Burke

    Library Director, Dean College
  • Erin Maney

    Manager of Communications and Community Engagement, SUNY System Administration
  • Jillian Maynard

    Reference Librarian, University of Hartford
  • Andrea Milligan

    Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, North Shore Community College

Resources & Downloads

  • Models for Starting Supporting and Sustaining OER Initiatives Slides

    2 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/26/2024