Panel discussion on open education resources set for March 4

The Office of the Provost is hosting a panel discussion on open education resources from 4 to 5:30 p.m. March 4 in the Gold Room of the University Club.

This is an event organized by the OER committee, headed by the Assistant Provost Nancy Tannery. The purpose of the panel discussion is to let more faculty know about the benefit of using OER and how OER might be found and used.

Laura Collister, director of the University Library System’s Office of Scholarly Communications, will give an overview of OER, followed by the panel discussion.

The panel will be moderated by Frank Wilson, assistant professor of sociology at Pitt­–Greensburg and past president of the University Senate. Panelists include:

  • Sam Donovan, lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

  • Mike Madison, professor of law, School of Law

  • Wesley Rohrer, associate professor, health policy and management, Graduate School of Public Health

  • Kyle Whittinghill, lecturer and undergraduate advisor, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Dietrich School

To support the development of OER, the provost is providing funding for faculty to adapt, adopt, and/or create OER for an existing course. Proposals are due March 20. For information on funding range, eligibility, and more, view the OER Funding Application.