SPARC Projects

Connect OER

Open Education

Monroe Community College

Rochester, NY, United States
Official Website @MonroeCC

Type: Public 2-Year
Annual Enrollment: 15,335


OER LibGuide


Monroe Community College (MCC), through access to affordable academic programs, leads excellence and innovation in higher education, inspires diverse students to transform their lives and communities, drives regional economic development, and builds global engagement and understanding.

In 2015, faculty in the Transitional Studies Department adopted an OER textbook for all sections of College Orientation (COS 101) and College Orientation and Success Strategies (COS 133) that they continue to use to this day.

In June 2016, MCC and four other SUNY community colleges (Clinton, Herkimer, Mohawk Valley, and Tompkins Cortland) were awarded a grant as part of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative. At MCC, the Liberal Arts: Biology degree was chosen for the OER course redesign project. Librarians have taken on the task of coordinating the initiative; additional team members of the OER Course Support Team include an instructional designer and a part-time project manager for the grant.

Looking forward, MCC is working to support adoption of OER in high-enrollment, general education courses.

Campus Details

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Mechanisms to Support OER Included in the Following:

Point of Contact

Katie DeRusso
Interim Director of Library Services