All workshops will be conducted remotely over Zoom. Part-time faculty who participate in workshops will be compensated at their hourly non-teaching adjunct rate for their time.
- Introduction to O.E.R. & the Open Textbook Library
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Join a workshop introducing faculty to open educational resources (O.E.R.), and how to get started locating open learning materials in your discipline, including the Open Textbook Library, “a catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks” developed at the University of Minnesota. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, and no level of familiarity with O.E.R. is required.
Faculty (part-time and full-time) have the option to review a textbook related to their discipline for a $250 stipend.
Want to suggest a tailored workshop? Contact us.
Consult prior workshop materials: O.E.R. Intro workshop slides (PPT), April 2020.
One-on-one & Small Group Consultations
- Making your Course Materials Accessible
Your syllabus is the roadmap to your course: the first place students look for readings, assignments, and more. But what if students can’t access the syllabus, for accessibility reasons? In this consultation, we’ll take a close look at your syllabus from an accessibility viewpoint: considering font choices, hyperlinks, headers, and PDF conversion. We’ll also talk about CUNY Academic Works, the institutional repository, with the goal of uploading your syllabus for greater visibility.
Set up a consultation.
Faculty Development Programs
- Faculty O.E.R. Fellowship
-Typically offered three times a year: fall, spring, and June intensive
The O.E.R. Fellowship is a faculty development program which supports faculty in replacing textbooks with no-cost open/alternative course materials. Fellows will curate an O.E.R. over the semester to replace a textbook as the only required material in a course they will teach the following term. Refer to the Spring 2021 O.E.R. Fellowship application for reference.
- Environmental Scan working groups
Faculty members conduct an environmental scan for free and open materials in their discipline to identify areas of coverage and gaps, to better inform the use of O.E.R. in a discipline / program. Browse the environmental scan project template for reference.
- Returning O.E.R. Fellows Course Conversion
-Offered each semester
The Returning O.E.R. Fellows Course Conversion program is a way for former fellows to build upon the knowledge gained during the original fellowship. Fellows will curate an O.E.R. over the semester to replace a textbook as the only required material in a course they will teach the following term. Browse the Spring 2021 Course Conversion call for more information.
- Authorship projects
Faculty interested in authoring O.E.R., contact O.E.R. Librarian Cailean Cooney at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss support and funding options.
- O.E.R. Module– offered as part of City Tech’s Online Learning Seminar for hybrid and online teaching.
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