Oregon OER News Digest

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Amy Hofer

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Oct 28, 2022, 6:36:08 PM10/28/22
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Hi all, there is a brand-new, peer-reviewed, open access journal for our field! Check out the debut issue of the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education (JOERHE). The peer-reviewed articles are published with their reviews - new to me! :) Amy


Recent publications:

  • At Portland State University, three faculty will save 1,020 students $155,650 this academic year via a donor-funded grant initiative! Read more.

Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources


Other upcoming webinars


Other ways to get involved


Calls for proposals in the open education field

  • DOERS3 seeks case study authors for a peer-reviewed, book-length project centered around valuing open education work in the tenure, promotion, and reappointment process. Abstracts of no more than 250 words for potential case studies are due Oct 31 (extended).

  • Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) seeks submissions for a theme issue on the connections between information literacy and open educational practices. Submission deadline is December 15, 2022.

  • The call for proposals is open for the Northeast Regional OER Summit 2023, taking place virtually April 4-5. Proposals are due Jan 2.


OER-related job opportunities

  • Eastern Oregon University is hiring a Collections/OER Librarian! This position is open until filled. 

  • Not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but The University of Texas at Austin is hiring an Open Education Librarian. This position is open until filled.

  • Again, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but Touro University Libraries is hiring a Scholarly Communication Librarian that collaborates on the OER initiative. They are reviewing applications on a rolling basis. 


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Amy Hofer

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Nov 4, 2022, 11:01:34 AM11/4/22
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Hi all, there’s a special issue of the Journal for Multicultural Education out with the theme The Intersections of Open Educational Practices and Equity Pedagogy. Enjoy! Amy


Recent blog posts:

Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources


Other upcoming webinars


Other ways to get involved

  • The blog editors for OER & Beyond are looking for a Contributing Editor for a one-year appointment in 2023. Applications are due by November 6.

  • Oregon State Library LSTA grants (Library Services and Technology Act) are due Feb 28, 2023. OER projects are relevant to the program goals. 


Calls for proposals in the open education field


    OER-related job opportunities

    Amy Hofer

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    Nov 10, 2022, 6:42:29 PM11/10/22
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    Hi all, Virginia's Academic Library Consortium is looking for faculty to join virtual one-hour focus groups to assist with development of a new free and open repository for assignments, exams, project rubrics, and other course materials that can be integrated into an institutional LMS. Participants will receive $200. Sign up here. :) Amy


    Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources


      Other upcoming webinars

      • OER Office Hours, hosted by Oregon Open Learning. November 16, 3:30-4:30 Pacific.


      Other ways to get involved

      • How Arguments Work is hosting a student contribution contest as an open pedagogy project. Student submissions are due Dec 1. 

      • Oregon State Library LSTA grants (Library Services and Technology Act) are due Feb 28, 2023. OER projects are relevant to the program goals. 


      Calls for proposals in the open education field


        OER-related job opportunities

        • Once again, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA has a job opening for a Special Collections Librarian with a significant OER role. Deadline for preferential application is December 1.

        Amy Hofer

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        Nov 18, 2022, 5:52:46 PM11/18/22
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        Hi all, we’re very excited to host a webinar with Jess Mitchell from the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University in Toronto on Dec 1, 10-11:30. Please mark your calendar and join us for Designing Education for Equity: Moving beyond Inclusion 101! Amy


        Kudos


        Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources


          Other upcoming webinars


          Other ways to get involved


          Calls for proposals in the open education field

          • The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) invites proposals from individuals and groups seeking to develop OER that build upon, enhance, or complement dLOC. The project welcomes participation from educators worldwide and especially encourages applications from those based in the Caribbean. Round 1 proposals are due Marcy 15, 2023.


          OER-related job opportunities

            • As I said, I don’t want anyone to leave Oregon, but the University of Galway has two funded PhD positions that will focus on OER in relation to late medieval/early modern book history and literary studies. Program information and position specifics (see positions 12 and 13). Applications are due by January 10, 2023. 

            Amy Hofer

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            Nov 23, 2022, 6:01:44 PM11/23/22
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            Hi all, Florida has released the latest data from their influential Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey. A key finding is that the impact of textbook costs hasn’t budged from the 2016 and 2018 findings: students are still likely to not purchase a book, take fewer courses, not register for a course, earn a poor grade, drop, withdraw, or fail because of high textbook costs. :/ Amy


            Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources


            Other upcoming webinars


            Other ways to get involved

            • Oregon State Library LSTA grants (Library Services and Technology Act) are due Feb 28, 2023. OER projects are relevant to the program goals. 


            Calls for proposals in the open education field

            • Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) seeks submissions for a theme issue on the connections between information literacy and open educational practices. Submission deadline is December 15, 2022.

            • The Library Publishing Coalition is accepting proposals for their virtual forum which takes place May 8-11. Proposals are due December 16.

            • The call for proposals is open for the Northeast Regional OER Summit 2023, taking place virtually April 4-5. Proposals are due Jan 2.

            • The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) invites proposals from individuals and groups seeking to develop OER that build upon, enhance, or complement dLOC. The project welcomes participation from educators worldwide and especially encourages applications from those based in the Caribbean. Round 1 proposals are due Marcy 15, 2023.


              OER-related job opportunities

              • Not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but the Virtual Library of Virginia is hiring a Digital Publishing Coordinator. Applications are due November 30.

              • Again, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA has a job opening for a Special Collections Librarian with a significant OER role. Deadline for preferential application is December 1.

              • Once again, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but Minitex is hiring an Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian. The review process will begin in early December, but applications will be received until the position is filled.

              • As I said, I don’t want anyone to leave Oregon, but the University of Galway has two funded PhD positions that will focus on OER in relation to late medieval/early modern book history and literary studies. Program information and position specifics (see positions 12 and 13). Applications are due by January 10, 2023. 

              • One more time, please don’t leave Oregon, but Library of the University of California, Santa Barbara is hiring an Open Access Collection Strategist. Applications received by Monday, Jan 16, 2023, will receive first consideration.

              Amy Hofer

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              Dec 2, 2022, 7:14:33 PM12/2/22
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              Hi all, an exciting opportunity! The Oregon Department of Education is recruiting teams to develop high-quality instructional resources for grades K-5 that integrate Oregon’s sexuality education and ethnic studies standards. Post-secondary institutions of education are eligible to apply. The Request for Application closes January 9, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. If you have questions, please attend a pre-application webinar on Dec 7 at 4pm or email Jennife...@ode.oregon.gov. Amy


              Kudos


              Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources

              • The Revolution of Higher Education Join PSU students Kassidy Fegles-Jones and Elizabeth Braatz for an overview of their takeaways from the summer Regional Leaders of Open Education conference. January 24, 12-1.


              Other upcoming webinars


              Other ways to get involved

              • The Open Education Network Steering Committee seeks three new members for the 2023-2025 term. Applications are due Dec 9.

              • The Oregon Department of Education is recruiting teams to develop high-quality instructional resources for grades K-5 that integrate Oregon’s sexuality education and ethnic studies standards. Post-secondary institutions of education are eligible to apply. The Request for Application closes January 9, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. 

              • Registration is open for Creative Commons Certificate courses for academic librarians, educators, and open culture/GLAM. The next training session runs from January 30-April 9, 2023.

              • Oregon State Library LSTA grants (Library Services and Technology Act) are due Feb 28, 2023. OER projects are relevant to the program goals. 


              Calls for proposals in the open education field

              • The Open Language Resource Center (University of Kansas) and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (University of Texas at Austin) are seeking proposals for the third annual Language OER Conference to be held online Saturday, March 11, 2023 via Zoom. Proposals are due Jan 2. 

              • Edutec Journal seeks submissions for a special issue on Open Educational Practices in Higher Education. Submission deadline is Feb 28.

              • The 2023 FL OER Summit call for proposals is due Feb 28. The Summit will be held virtually May 24-25, 2023.

              • The “E”ffordability Summit will be held in person at University of Wisconsin-Stout, in Menomonie, Wisconsin, on April 4-5, 2023. Proposals are due February 28.

              • The Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference call for proposals is due Feb 1. The conference will be held virtually on March 9.

              • An emerging monograph series on open pedagogy titled Pedagogy Opened: Innovative Theory and Practice seeks papers to be considered for publication in the first edition of the series. Submission deadline is March 10.

              • The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) invites proposals from individuals and groups seeking to develop OER that build upon, enhance, or complement dLOC. The project welcomes participation from educators worldwide and especially encourages applications from those based in the Caribbean. Round 1 proposals are due March 15, 2023.


              OER-related job opportunities

              • Not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but the University of Galway has two funded PhD positions that will focus on OER in relation to late medieval/early modern book history and literary studies. Program information and position specifics (see positions 12 and 13). Applications are due by January 10, 2023. 

              • As I said, I don’t want anyone to leave Oregon, but the Library of the University of California, Santa Barbara is hiring an Open Access Collection Strategist. Applications received by Monday, Jan 16, 2023, will receive first consideration.

              • Once more, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but Affordable Learning Georgia is hiring a Program Manager. Application deadline TBD.

              Amy Hofer

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              Dec 9, 2022, 6:51:32 PM12/9/22
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              Hi all, please save the date for Oregon’s Virtual Statewide OER Symposium on April 28, 2023! We’ll have more to share about this event soon. Amy


              Kudos


              Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources

              • Sign up by January 17, 2023, for Open Oregon Educational Resources to sponsor your registration for the virtual NW Regional Equity Conference, February 22 - 24, 2023.

              • Virtual OER Review Workshop registration is open. Attend a workshop on one of three dates: January 23rd 12:00-1:00 PM; January 25th 6:00-7:00 PM; or January 26th 12:00-1:00 PM. After the workshop, you’ll receive a stipend for writing a review of an open educational resource.


                Other ways to get involved

                • The Oregon Department of Education is recruiting teams to develop high-quality instructional resources for grades K-5 that integrate Oregon’s sexuality education and ethnic studies standards. Post-secondary institutions of education are eligible to apply. The Request for Application closes January 9, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. 

                • Registration is open for Creative Commons Certificate courses for academic librarians, educators, and open culture/GLAM. The next training session runs from January 30-April 9, 2023.

                • Oregon State Library LSTA grants (Library Services and Technology Act) are due Feb 28, 2023. OER projects are relevant to the program goals. 


                Calls for proposals in the open education field

                • The Library Publishing Coalition is accepting proposals for their virtual forum which takes place May 8-11. Proposals are due December 16.

                • The call for proposals is open for the Northeast Regional OER Summit 2023, taking place virtually April 4-5. Proposals are due Jan 2.

                • The Open Language Resource Center (University of Kansas) and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (University of Texas at Austin) are seeking proposals for the third annual Language OER Conference to be held online Saturday, March 11, 2023 via Zoom. Proposals are due Jan 2. 

                • Edutec Journal seeks submissions for a special issue on Open Educational Practices in Higher Education. Submission deadline is Feb 28.

                • The 2023 FL OER Summit call for proposals is due Feb 28. The Summit will be held virtually May 24-25, 2023.

                • The “E”ffordability Summit will be held in person at University of Wisconsin-Stout, in Menomonie, Wisconsin, on April 4-5, 2023. Proposals are due February 28.

                • The Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference call for proposals is due Feb 1. The conference will be held virtually on March 9.

                • An emerging monograph series on open pedagogy titled Pedagogy Opened: Innovative Theory and Practice seeks papers to be considered for publication in the first edition of the series. Submission deadline is March 10.

                • The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) invites proposals from individuals and groups seeking to develop OER that build upon, enhance, or complement dLOC. The project welcomes participation from educators worldwide and especially encourages applications from those based in the Caribbean. Round 1 proposals are due March 15, 2023.


                  OER-related job opportunities

                  • Not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but Affordable Learning Georgia is hiring a Program Manager. Application deadline is January 6.

                  • Once more, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but the University of Galway has two funded PhD positions that will focus on OER in relation to late medieval/early modern book history and literary studies. Program information and position specifics (see positions 12 and 13). Applications are due by January 10, 2023. 

                  • As I said, I don’t want anyone to leave Oregon, but the Library of the University of California, Santa Barbara is hiring an Open Access Collection Strategist. Applications received by Monday, Jan 16, 2023, will receive first consideration.

                  Amy Hofer

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                  Dec 16, 2022, 2:44:44 PM12/16/22
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                  Hi all, see you next year! The newsletter will return on January 6. Amy


                  Kudos

                  • Laura Sanders, English Faculty Member at Portland Community College, has been accepted to the Open Education for a Better World (OE4BW) program. Congratulations Laura!

                  • Recommendations adopted by the Joint Task Force On Student Success for Underrepresented Students in Higher Education, including a funding increase for Open Oregon Educational Resources, got coverage in the Oregonian this week (if you aren’t a subscriber you likely have library access). Big thank-you to Task Force chair Rep. Teresa Alonso León, Oregon Student Association Legislative Director Nick Keough, and Task Force student rep Dylan Deloe!


                  Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources

                  • Webinar on Vocational Awe and Open Education with Fobazi Ettarh, registration link coming soon! January 13, 12-1:30. 

                  • Sign up by January 17, 2023, for Open Oregon Educational Resources to sponsor your registration for the virtual NW Regional Equity Conference, February 22 - 24, 2023.

                  • Virtual OER Review Workshop registration is open. Attend a workshop on one of three dates: January 23rd 12:00-1:00 PM; January 25th 6:00-7:00 PM; or January 26th 12:00-1:00 PM. After the workshop, you’ll receive a stipend for writing a review of an open educational resource.

                  • The Revolution of Higher Education Join PSU students Kassidy Fegles-Jones and Elizabeth Braatz for an overview of their takeaways from the summer Regional Leaders of Open Education conference. January 24, 12-1.

                  • Save the date for Oregon’s Virtual Statewide OER Symposium on April 28, 2023!


                  Other ways to get involved

                  • The Open Education Conference seeks survey responses regarding whether to organize OpenEd23 as an in-person/virtual hybrid event.

                  • Colleen Sanders (Linn-Benton Community College) & Quill West (Pierce College) are teaching 3 new courses for Library Juice Academy in 2023. Registration is open for