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CCCOER Presents: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in OER

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The OER movement is deeply rooted in ensuring equitable access to information; but there is more we can do to help increase equity, diversity, and inclusion in our resources and practices. Join us for this webinar to learn about the ways in which colleges can consider issues of equity when designing and delivering OER courses and degree programs.
When: Wednesday, Oct 16, 12pm PT/ 3pm ET
Featured Speakers:

Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
Niki Whiteside, Assistant Vice Chancellor – Instructional Innovation & Support, San Jacinto College
Esperanza Zenon, Physical Science Instructor, River Parishes Community College

Moderator:

Suzanne Wakim, ASCCC OERI Regional Lead; OER Coordinator for Butte College

Published in: Education
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CCCOER Presents: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in OER

  1. 1. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in OER Oct 16, 2019, 12:00 pm PST Welcome to image: pixabay.com Unless otherwise indicated, this presentation is licensed CC-BY 4.0
  2. 2. Agenda ● Introductions ● CCCOER Overview ● OER at River Parishes Community College ● Open Books at San Jacinto Community College ● Equity Starts at Home with BCcampus ● Q & A
  3. 3. Speakers Moderator: Suzanne Wakim Lauri Aesoph Manager, Open Education BCcampus Niki Whiteside Assistant Vice Chancellor – Instructional Innovation & Support San Jacinto College Esperanza Zenon Physical Science Instructor River Parishes Community College
  4. 4. ● Expand awareness & access to high- quality OER ● Support faculty choice & development ● Inform regional leadership ● Improve student success CCCOER Mission
  5. 5. Membership Fall 2019 http://cccoer.org/Member 15 State-wide Memberships New Members: Trinity Valley Community College Texas Butler Community College Kansas
  6. 6. River Parishes Community College Esperanza Zenon Physical Science Instructor River Parishes Community College
  7. 7. www.rpcc.edu Topics ❑ Background ❑ OER @ RPCC ❑ Get Involved ❑ Questions
  8. 8. Coping with the Cost • Purchase an older edition of the textbook • Delay purchasing the textbook • Never purchase the textbook • Share the textbook with other students • Other tactics
  9. 9. Reducing the Costs = Equity • Large percentage of students on FAID • Increases # of courses taken • Reduces matriculation time • Releases funds for other needs • Graduate sooner--> Go to work sooner • Creates real opportunity
  10. 10. www.rpcc.edu OER in STEM ❑ CK-12 ❑ OpenStax ❑ Phet Simulations
  11. 11. CK-12 College FlexBooks
  12. 12. https://openstax.org/
  13. 13. https://phet.colorado.edu/
  14. 14. www.rpcc.edu OER in TECH ❑ Drafting ❑ Engineering Technology ❑ Welding ❑ Industrial Automation
  15. 15. http://engineertech.org/
  16. 16. https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/manufacturing-engineering/
  17. 17. https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/manufacturing-engineering/man-eng-welding
  18. 18. https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/manufacturing-engineering/man-eng-inustrial-automation
  19. 19. Get Involved: What can we do? • Tuition and Fees • Room and Board • Books and Supplies - RPCC is leading the way! • Personal Expenses • Transportation
  20. 20. Get Involved: What do we need? • Incentives of all kinds • Student Feedback • Support from TECH advisory bodies • Time • Training
  21. 21. www.rpcc.edu Questions? Dr. Esperanza Zenon- ezenon@rpcc.edu
  22. 22. San Jacinto College Niki Whiteside Assistant Vice Chancellor – Instructional Innovation & Support San Jacinto College
  23. 23. Open Books at San Jacinto College Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  24. 24. San Jacinto College • Established In 1961 • Located in eastern Harris County (Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX) • Two-year institution • Four campuses, opening the fifth in 2020 • Eight (8) meta-majors • More than 32,000 students • More than 1,700 faculty (both full-time and part-time) • OpenStax Institutional Partner • Achieving the Dream Leader College • 2019 Aspen Prize – Top 10 Community College
  25. 25. San Jacinto College Students 77.1% Part-time 59.5% Hispanic 43.9% Ages 18 to 21 58.5% Female 50.5% First-Generation 20.8% received a Pell Grant Source: Certified CBM001 Fall 2018: 32,137 unduplicated headcount
  26. 26. • 51% are supporting their families while in school. • 69% are worried about paying for college. • 28% did not know how they would pay for the next semester. • 73% could not get $500 in cash or credit for an emergency. • 42% ran out of money five or more times in the past 12 months. San Jacinto College Student Financial Wellness Survey 2018, Trellis Survey Trellis Company San Jacinto College Students
  27. 27. Basic Needs • 61% reported low or very low food security. • 63% worry about paying current monthly expenses. • 42% reporting running out of money five or more times in the past 12 months. • 53% reported housing insecurity. • 9% are homeless. San Jacinto College Student Financial Wellness Survey 2018, Trellis Survey Trellis Company
  28. 28. Going to College • 29% agreed/strongly agreed that their school actively works to reduce the financial challenges they face. • More than half—57%—believe their institution works to make tuition more affordable. • Students feel textbooks are too expensive, and 47% disagreed/strongly disagreed that their school works to make textbooks more affordable. San Jacinto College Student Financial Wellness Survey 2018, Trellis Survey Trellis Company
  29. 29. Open Books at San Jacinto College is focused on “affordable learning” and supports faculty to identify quality course materials at low or no cost for students, which allows their focus to be on learning and not the expense of textbooks.
  30. 30. 3 options for Open Books • Open Books (Spring 2017) Students will have no textbook costs, as these courses use only free, online open educational resources (OER). • Open Books Plus (Spring 2019) The costs of digital learning materials at the lowest retail price is included as a charge on tuition statement. • Open Books Low $ (Summer 2019) Course materials for this course are available at $50 or less.
  31. 31. What we know… • 61.1% of students are taking at least one Open Books course. • 14.9% of students are taking only Open Books courses. • 22.9% of these students (1,099) are taking 9 or more hours with Open Books. • Open Books classes are offered across the course inventory. • More than 240 different courses offered. • Students can complete 42 hours of core curriculum coursework while taking advantage of OER cost savings.
  32. 32. What we know… • In Spring 2019, one-third of the students enrolled in Open Books category (OER) were receiving Pell Grants. • For fall 2019, of the students taking 9> hours with Open Books • 64.6% are female • 82.1% are classified as a minority • 23.5% are FTIC • 62.3% are continuing students
  33. 33. Combined Savings for OER and Open Books Plus Courses Per Term Spring 2017 – Fall 2019 Total Savings: $6,536,316.67
  34. 34. Niki Whiteside Assistant Vice Chancellor Instructional Innovation & Support niki.whiteside@sjcd.edu Sanjac.edu/innovate www.facebook.com/SJCinnovations @SJCinnovations
  35. 35. BCcampus Lauri Aesoph Manager, Open Education BCcampus
  36. 36. Photo from Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/photos/water-drop-liquid-splash-wet-1759703/) and in the public domain.
  37. 37. Equity starts at home
  38. 38. Our Core Values Open . Sharing . Access . Accountability . Quality . Respect Screenshot of website and photo by BCcampus under a CC BY 4.0 licence.
  39. 39. Instructors looking for inclusion in textbooks.
  40. 40. Open textbook reviews Screenshot of website and photo by BCcampus under a CC BY 4.0 licence.
  41. 41. Support and help … with accessibility in mind.
  42. 42. Screenshots guide and toolkit by BCcampus under a CC BY 4.0 licence.
  43. 43. Screenshot of website by BCcampus under a CC BY 4.0 licence.
  44. 44. Asking institutions to describe how they’ll address diversity.
  45. 45. Grant Proposals o Positively impact large numbers of students across an institution and its campuses o Encourage collaboration across disciplines and departments within the institution o Address accessibility / make use of the principles of Universal Design for Learning o Consider equity, diversity, and inclusion and make use of inclusive practices o Incorporate Indigenous perspectives and pedagogies
  46. 46. Screenshot of website by BCcampus under a CC BY 4.0 licence.
  47. 47. Stay in the Loop ● Upcoming Conferences See our website under “Get-Involved” ● Join our Community Email ○ https://www.cccoer.org/community-email/ ● Read our EDI blog posts ○ https://www.cccoer.org Image: pixabay.com http://cccoer.org
  48. 48. Fall Webinar Series (12pm/3pm EST) Image: pixabay.com Aug 27 Who/What/Where/Why/How of CCCOER Sept 18 Copyright and Licensing with OER Oct 16 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in OER Nov 13 OER Impact Research Dec 4 Conference Recap and Reflections: OpenEd and OE Global Descriptions & Registration: bit.ly/CCCOERfall2019
  49. 49. Questions? Contact Info: Lisa Young -- lisa.young@scottsdalecc.edu @suetash Sue Tashjian -- stashjian@necc.mass.edu @unatdaly -- unatdaly@oeconsortium.org @cccoer Liz Yata -- lizyata@oeconsortium.org Thank you!

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