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Affordable Course Materials and Open Educational Resources (OER) for Faculty: Communicating the Value of OER

Appeal to Administration

Below are the most important resources you can use when helping administrators understand the value of OER:

Making the Case

Getting Support Checklist

Possible Stakeholders to Discuss OER with:

  • Department Head- what will support within the department be?
  • Dean- will there be administrative support? Can the school collaborate with other schools?
  • Bookstore- how should they be notified? How will this affect them? Could they play a role in printing or other distribution? Could students order OER directly from them? 
  • Director of College LMS/ educational technology- considerations in loading and accessing content
  • ADA expert- how will these materials be accessible?