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Stories
Katie Steen, U.S. PIRG
OpenCon 2014 Alum
U.S. PIRG
• U.S. Public Interest Research Group
• National consumer and student advocacy
nonprofit
• Working to push back on special interests
• Big money in politics, consumer protection, tax and
budget, public health, accessible and affordable
higher education, etc.
• Higher Ed Project:
o Making college more affordable through Open Textbooks
campaign
o Open Textbooks Alliance
In  the  beginning…
• The Associated Students of the University of Missouri
(ASUM)
• University of Missouri Graduate Professional Council
(GPC) National Affairs Committee
• The National Association of Graduate Professional
Students (NAGPS) Legislative Action Days in D.C.
• OpenCon 2014
OpenCon2014
National and Campus Work
• Changing the status quo through graduate student
engagement on campus and at NAGPS LAD
• Met with librarians on campus to create partnership
on Open Access week
• Pushed faculty at campus level and administrators
at System level for change
• Passed Open platform in ASUM statewide student
association
• Met with Sen. McCaskill (D-MO) when Open Access
bill was moving through committee
• Created coalitions with stakeholders at the campus
and national level
Today
• Higher Education Fellow at U.S. PIRG
• Student PIRGs and Open Textbooks Campaign
o Chapters across the country
o Open Textbooks campaign
o OER pilot programs
• OpenEd 2016
• OER Coalition
• Open Textbooks Alliance
o opentextbooksalliance.org
Advocate Strategies
• Undergraduates and graduates must work together
• Educate, educate, educate
• BUILD COALITIONS!
o Open supporters are out there, you just have to find them
and organize together
Contact
• Katie Steen
• Work: ksteen@pirg.org
• Personal: katiesteen27@gmail.com
• Cell: (816) 645-1189
Successful Participant Story - Katie Steen - OpenCon 2016

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Successful Participant Story - Katie Steen - OpenCon 2016

  • 1. Successful Participant Stories Katie Steen, U.S. PIRG OpenCon 2014 Alum
  • 2. U.S. PIRG • U.S. Public Interest Research Group • National consumer and student advocacy nonprofit • Working to push back on special interests • Big money in politics, consumer protection, tax and budget, public health, accessible and affordable higher education, etc. • Higher Ed Project: o Making college more affordable through Open Textbooks campaign o Open Textbooks Alliance
  • 3. In  the  beginning… • The Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) • University of Missouri Graduate Professional Council (GPC) National Affairs Committee • The National Association of Graduate Professional Students (NAGPS) Legislative Action Days in D.C. • OpenCon 2014
  • 5. National and Campus Work • Changing the status quo through graduate student engagement on campus and at NAGPS LAD • Met with librarians on campus to create partnership on Open Access week • Pushed faculty at campus level and administrators at System level for change • Passed Open platform in ASUM statewide student association • Met with Sen. McCaskill (D-MO) when Open Access bill was moving through committee • Created coalitions with stakeholders at the campus and national level
  • 6. Today • Higher Education Fellow at U.S. PIRG • Student PIRGs and Open Textbooks Campaign o Chapters across the country o Open Textbooks campaign o OER pilot programs • OpenEd 2016 • OER Coalition • Open Textbooks Alliance o opentextbooksalliance.org
  • 7. Advocate Strategies • Undergraduates and graduates must work together • Educate, educate, educate • BUILD COALITIONS! o Open supporters are out there, you just have to find them and organize together
  • 8. Contact • Katie Steen • Work: ksteen@pirg.org • Personal: katiesteen27@gmail.com • Cell: (816) 645-1189