The University Libraries has a team of librarians who specialize in supporting faculty interested in open educational practices. Contact the Libraries OER Leads (Melissa Cantrell, Merinda McLure, Caroline Sinkinson). 

The team supports faculty as they:

  • Discover open resources for teaching and learning,  
  • Understand principles of open licensing and its application(s),    
  • Adopt and adapt open educational resources into learning settings,  
  • Create new open resources for academic use,
  • Explore open pedagogical practices,
  • Create a community of open educators.

Learn more about open educational resources, creative commons licensing, open pedagogy, and campus open educators on the Libraries guides

Further Reading & Resources:

Allen, N. (2018, October 12). $1 Billion in Savings through Open Educational Resources. SPARC. 

Cronin, C. (2017). Openness and praxis: Exploring the use of open educational practices in higher education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(5). 

Cronin, C., & MacLaren, I. (2018). Conceptualising OEP: A review of theoretical and empirical literature in Open Educational Practices. Open Praxis, 10(2), 127–143.

DeRosa, R., & Jhangiani, R. (2017). Open pedagogy. In E.  Mays (Ed.), A guide to making open textbooks with students

Ehlers, U.-D. (2011). Extending the Territory: From Open Educational Resources to Open Educational Practices. Journal of Open Flexible and Distance Learning, 15(2), 1–10.

Florida Virtual Campus. (2018). 2018 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey (p. 4). Office of Distance Learning & Student Services.

Ruth, D. (2018). 48 percent of colleges, 2.2 million students using free OpenStax textbooks this year—OpenStax. OpenStax. 

Seaman, J., & Seaman, J. (2018). Freeing the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education. Babson Survey Research Group.

UNESCO. (2002). Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries

UNESCO. (2019). Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER). United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.