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Connect OER

Open Education

University of Washington

Seattle, WA, United States
Official Website @uw

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 44,784

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OER LibGuide


OER Steering Committee:

The UW Libraries began our OER efforts in Summer 2015 when we joined the Open Textbook and began to form an OER Steering Committee. The Committee meets quarterly to work collaboratively to develop strategies, explore initiatives, and track developments in OER, and includes representation from:

Staffing for OER:

The UW currently has limited staffing dedicated to OER efforts. The Director of Access Services is tasked with coordinating the UW Libraries OER efforts and is co-chair of the OER Steering Committee. The other committee co-chair is the Director of Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Thus, all OER-related work is done with limited staff capacity.

Ongoing OER-related activities:

UW has been an active participant in early development of the Rebus Community. In 2016-2017, a Friends of the Libraries Grant provided two UW faculty with a stipend of $1500 to author textbooks in the Rebus platform. Additional funding has been secured to offer grants to UW faculty for contributions to Rebus in 2017-2018.

The UW Bookstore continuously encourages faculty to report their use of open textbooks to the Bookstore so that data can be collected on student savings through the use of open textbooks.

The co-chairs of the Steering Committee coordinate OER workshops and presentations for the UW community.

Campus Details

Campus Entities Most Active in Efforts Advancing OER:

Library Departments Active in Efforts Advancing OER:

Academic Subjects With Greatest OER Traction:

Point of Contact

Chelle Batchelor
Director of Access Services