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University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, United States
Official Website @UMKansasCity

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 16,146

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OER LibGuide

Overview

New System-Wide OER Initiative

On 21 June 2017, University of Missouri System President Mun Choi and Chancellors Leo Morton, Tom George, Garnett Stokes and Christopher Maples announced a plan that will save students significant amounts of money on textbooks and other course materials. This effort is designed to reduce the cost of attendance and enhance learning for students. The plan takes advantage of Open Educational Resources (OER), or class materials that are free for students, and AutoAccess, which is a program that makes textbooks and class materials available online at a lower cost than traditional learning resources.

To accomplish this goal, a working group of faculty, staff and students, including a team of librarians, bookstore personnel and campus instructional design staff, will be formed to provide input from all four campuses. The group will work collaboratively to develop a system-wide strategy to increase awareness of affordable and open resources, incentivize the transition to those resources, and encourage University-created materials to be shared as open resources. This work will be done in conjunction with campus-specific working groups.

Currently, some campuses are already using online resources to reduce the costs of textbooks for students. The working group will review that progress and see how the resources can be shared throughout the system. One example of these online resources is a program known as AutoAccess, which is available to all four campuses within the University of Missouri System.

The system-wide initiative is launching this summer, and the working group is committed to making fast progress toward its goals.

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OER Programs

UMKC Affordable and Open Educational Resources Committee

The UMKC Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A&OER) Committee works to enhance student academic success through advocating and supporting faculty use of affordable, accessible and open educational resources at the university. Through building university awareness and increasing faculty engagement, the committee strives to provide comprehensive faculty support for the creation and use of A&OER content.

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Duration: 12/2017 - Present

Scope: Affordable course content, including cost-free course content and OER

Primary OER Strategy: OER Awareness

Secondary OER Strategies: OER Curation, OER Review/Assessment, OER Adoption, OER Publication, OER Adaptation

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Conditions: Recipients are required to openly license and freely share resources created or adapted

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OER Events

Course Sharing and A&OER Webinar

UM System-wide webinar on course sharing. Presented information on affordable and open educational resources, linking to library resources, ensuring all students have access to course materials.

Date: Aug. 14, 2018

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Scope: Cost-free course content, including OER

Approximate Attendees: 50

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FaCET Course Launchpad Experience

Presented on affordable & open educational resources as part of this workshop open to new faculty beginning at UMKC in Fall 2018. Whether you are an experienced college-level instructor or new to teaching in academia, this session will help you to be a successful teacher this year and beyond. The Course Launchpad Experience brings together experience professionals in assessment and instructional design who can provide tips and direct guidance on building your course syllabus, ensuring ADA compliance with course materials, strategies for formative assessment, the use of instructional technologies, and many other topics.

Date: Aug. 16, 2018

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Scope: Cost-free course content, including OER

Approximate Attendees: 15

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FaCET Fall 2018 Conference

Presenting during keynote session for all attendees on UM and UMKC Affordable & Open Educational Resources initiatives. Attendees are mostly UMKC faculty with some faculty from surrounding colleges and universities.

Date: Aug. 30, 2018

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Scope: OER (open course content)

Approximate Attendees: 75

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Open Textbook Network Workshop

UMKC Libraries is presenting a faculty workshop on the Open Textbook Network on Friday, April 20 from 8:00-9:30 am in Room 325 of Miller Nichols Library. Through participating in this workshop, and reviewing an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library, faculty can earn a $250 UM System Grant.

Date: April 20, 2018

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Scope: OER (open course content)

Approximate Attendees: 6

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Open Textbook Network Workshop

UMKC Libraries is presenting a faculty workshop on the Open Textbook Network on Thursday, June 7 from 2:30-4:00 pm in Room 325 of Miller Nichols Library. Through participating in this workshop, and reviewing an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library, faculty can earn a $250 UM System Grant.

Date: June 7, 2018

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Scope: OER (open course content)

Approximate Attendees: 10

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Open Textbook Network - Librarian Lunch & Learn

Provided opportunity for librarians to learn how workshop presentations will be conducted in support of the Open Textbook Library and Open Textbook Network. UMKC, through membership in MOBIUS, is a member of the Open Textbook Network.

Date: March 8, 2018

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Scope: OER (open course content)

Approximate Attendees: 10

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Open Textbook Network Workshop

FaCET and UMKC Libraries is presenting a faculty workshop on the Open Textbook Network on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 in the FaCET Office (Room 225 Miller Nichols Library). Through participating in this workshop and reviewing an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library, faculty can earn a $250 UM System Grant.

Date: Oct. 3, 2018

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Scope: OER (open course content)

Approximate Attendees: 12

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Point of Contact

Scott Curtis
Teaching & Learning Librarian, OER Lead, UMKC Libraries
@ScottCurtis10