Building and Leading an OER Initiative @ CUNY

The focus of this year’s CUNY CTL Advisory Council Retreat is Open Educational Resources (OER) and aims to provide an avenue for deeper discussions about the benefits, approaches, and implications Institutions need to take into consideration to bring OER to their campuses.
The CUNY CTL Advisory Council also aims to establish a repository of resources for Institutions to use as they are exploring implementing OER.


10:00 am – 10:30 am
Welcome Remarks

Christine Mangino, Provost, Hostos Community College
Lucinda Zoe, University Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Introduction to OER

CUNY’s Vision, short- and long-term goals, and funding opportunities
Ann Fiddler, Open Education Librarian at CUNY Central

10:30 am  – 11:00 am
Case Study Presentations

Faculty will share their experience creating and implementing OER in their classrooms

G. Michael Guy (Mathematics), QCC
Jacki DiSanto (Education), Hostos
Edna Asknes (Nursing), BMCC

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Structuring OER Panel & Discussion: Part I

OER experts will discuss issues including technology, copyright, faculty workload, professional development and support, funding, etc.
Panelists: Luke Waltzer, Grad Center; Cailean Cooney, City Tech; Jean Amaral, BMCC; Madeline Ford, Hostos

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Structuring OER Panel & Discussion: Part II

More OER experts will discuss how to start and organize OER initiatives
Panelists: Ann Fiddler, Central; Shawna Brandle, KBCC; Miriam Deutch, Brooklyn; Megan Wacha, Central

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Small Group Discussions

Attendees will form groups of 5 or 6 to discuss campus-specific issues, goals, and come up with actionable future plans
Facilitators: Gina Foster, John Jay; Allison Lehr Samuels, Baruch; Olena Zhadko, Lehman; Jeff Allred, Hunter; Cailean Coony, City Tech; Luke Waltzer, Grad Center

2:30 pm -2:55 pm
Groups Report Back

2:55 pm -3:00 pm
Closing Remarks

Carlos Guevara, Hostos Community College

Group Discussions

Click on the links to access a working space to contribute to the discussions and brainstorming about structuring OER at your campus.