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Amy Hofer

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Mar 17, 2023, 8:05:38 PM3/17/23
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Hi all, please pay a visit to the openoregon.org site for a whole bunch of recent blog posts or to catch up on recordings of webinars you missed. Good stuff! :) Amy


Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources


Other ways to get involved


Calls for proposals in the open education field


OER-related job opportunities

  • At least this one isn’t too far away: Pacific Lutheran University is hiring a Dean of the Library whose work includes OER. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but Moreno Valley College is hiring an Open Education Librarian. Apply by March 17.

  • Again, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but Clemson Libraries is hiring a Head of Open Scholarship. Apply by March 20.

  • Creative Commons is hiring a remote Learning and Training Manager. Apply by March 21.

  • Lane Community College is hiring a Faculty Instructional Designer whose work includes OER support. The position closes at 9pm on March 26.

  • As I said, I don't want anyone to leave Oregon, but York University is hiring a Digital Engagement Librarian whose work includes OER support. Deadline for applications is March 31.

  • Once again, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but Spokane Community College is hiring a Faculty Librarian that includes OER in the description. The position closes on April 4.



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Amy Hofer

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Mar 17, 2023, 8:06:32 PM3/17/23
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Once more, with a subject line! Amy

Amy Hofer

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Mar 24, 2023, 3:12:07 PM3/24/23
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Hi all, Meggie Wright at Lane Community College shared two news articles about an eye-catching display of instant ramen that illustrates what textbook savings can mean for students: Use of OER materials means savings for students and flexibility for faculty at Lane and Library ramen display showcases the cost of textbooks. Enjoy! Amy


Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources


Other ways to get involved


Calls for proposals in the open education field

  • Nominations are open for the OEGlobal Board of Directors. If you’re interested, let me know before the April 14 deadline and I’ll nominate you!

  • The Oregon Information Literacy Summit, taking place virtually during the last two weeks of May, is accepting proposals by April 14. Open pedagogy is one of the suggested presentation topics.


    OER-related job opportunities

    • Lane Community College is hiring a Faculty Instructional Designer whose work includes OER support. The position closes at 9pm on March 26.

    • Not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but Bowling Green State University is hiring an Open Educational Resources Strategist. The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by March 29, 2023.  

    • Again, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but York University is hiring a Digital Engagement Librarian whose work includes OER support. Deadline for applications is March 31.

    • Once again, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press is hiring a three-year resident OER Publishing Librarian position. This position is open until filled, but for best consideration, applications should be received by Sunday, April 2nd.

    • Reed College is hiring a Director of Collection Services whose work includes OER support. Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 3, 2023  and continue until the position has a final candidate pool.

    • As I said, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but Spokane Community College is hiring a Faculty Librarian that includes OER in the description. The position closes on April 4.


    Amy Hofer

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    Mar 31, 2023, 12:44:07 PM3/31/23
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    Hi all, former Lane Community College instructor Steve Owen published an op-ed in Community College Daily about his experience with the Equity & Open Ed faculty cohort! Read all about it: Using OER for equity and more :) Amy


    Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources


    Other ways to get involved

    • All Things Open Week, hosted by Kennesaw State University Libraries, takes place virtually April 3-7.

    • The Library Publishing Forum, hosted by the Library Publishing Coalition, takes place virtually May 8–11, 9-2 Pacific.


    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 Delaware Library, Museums and Press is hiring a three-year resident OER Publishing Librarian position. This position is open until filled, but for best consideration, applications should be received by Sunday, April 2nd.

      • Reed College is hiring a Director of Collection Services whose work includes OER support. Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 3, 2023  and continue until the position has a final candidate pool.

      • As I said, not that I want anyone to leave Oregon, but Spokane Community College is hiring a Faculty Librarian that includes OER in the description. The position closes on April 4.

      Amy Hofer

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      Apr 7, 2023, 10:33:54 AM4/7/23
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      Hi all, we’ve opened a call for expressions of interest for large-scale projects to take place in the 2023-25 biennium (this is separate from our regular call for OER grant proposals, which is coming soon). Pitch us your idea for developing high-quality open educational resources including textbooks and ancillary materials with an equity lens! Forms are due May 5. Amy


      Legislative update: 


      Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources

      • Large-scale OER Projects Q&A The call for expressions of interest for large-scale OER projects is due May 5, 2023. Bring any and all questions to this drop-in session, and get some answers! April 24, 1-2.

      • Large-scale OER Projects: Expression of Interest Pitch us a large-scale project developing high-quality open educational resources including textbooks and ancillary materials with an equity lens! Expressions of interest due May 5.


      Other ways to get involved


      Calls for proposals in the open education field

      • Nominations are open for the OEGlobal Board of Directors. If you’re interested, let me know before the April 14 deadline and I’ll nominate you!

      • The Oregon Information Literacy Summit, taking place virtually during the last two weeks of May, is accepting proposals by April 14. Open pedagogy is one of the suggested presentation topics.


      OER-related job opportunities

      Amy Hofer

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      Apr 14, 2023, 7:31:26 PM4/14/23
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      Hi all, the Virtual OER Symposium is right around the corner on April 28. Join Oregon’s open education community to learn about innovative projects taking place across our state, and connect and collaborate with other interested faculty! Register today :) Amy


      Want to work with us?


      Legislative update: 


      Kudos to our project partners presenting at conferences! 

      • Kim Puttman, Adult Basic Skills and Sociology Faculty, Oregon Coast Community College, presented yesterday at HEROE-S Forum, hosted by the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Louisiana State University. Kim’s presentation was titled Transforming Learning and Teaching: How a collaborative open-source textbook project is making us better students and teachers.

      • A contingent of Oregonians working on the Open Oregon Educational Resources Targeted Pathways project presented at the Pacific Sociological Association conference: 

        • Talking about Justice: The Role of Interfaith and Interspiritual Dialog in Anti-racist and Anti-patriarchal Social Justice. Kim Puttman, Oregon Coast Community College; Arfa Aflatooni, Linn Benton Community College

        • "I Can't Wait" Embracing the Liquid Syllabus for Humanizing Courses. Shanell Sanchez, Southern Oregon University

        • Open Educational Resources (OER) as Tools in Building Equity in Sociology panel. Matthew Gougherty and Jennifer Puentes, Eastern Oregon University; Ben Cushing and Heidi Esbensen, Portland Community College; Kim Puttman, Elian Emmett, and Marisol Martinez-Garcia Oregon Coast Community College.

        • Gentle Action Theory as a Method of Deliberative Democracy In Addressing the Lack of Voice for Indigenous Students in Institutions of Higher Education. Carma Corcoran, Portland State University

        • The Effects of Wildfire on the Health and Social Support Networks of Rural Older Adults. Kelly Szott, Southern Oregon University; Kristin Hocevar, Southern Oregon University; Brooke Carlton, Southern Oregon University


      Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources


      Other ways to get involved

      • The Oregon Open Learning team (Oregon’s K-12 OER initiative)  invites you to attend its OER Office Hours. May 5, 1-2 Pacific.

      • The Library Publishing Forum, hosted by the Library Publishing Coalition, takes place virtually May 8–11, 9-2 Pacific.


      Calls for proposals in the open education field


        OER-related job opportunities



        Amy Hofer

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        Apr 21, 2023, 6:04:39 PM4/21/23
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        Hi all, the Virtual OER Symposium is next week! Register today and check out the newly added information about our keynote, "Design Justice and Design Pedagogies" with Dr. Costanza-Chock. We’ve opened up our virtual conference site and identified this year’s OER Champions. See you next Friday! - Amy 


        Want to work with us?


        Legislative update: 


        Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources

        • Panel on OER Maintenance It takes a lot of momentum to get your OER publishing program up and running… but what happens next? This panel will explore the challenges of OER maintenance from a variety of perspectives. May 12, 12-1.


        Other ways to get involved


        Calls for proposals in the open education field


        OER-related job opportunities


        Amy Hofer

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        Apr 28, 2023, 11:08:43 AM4/28/23
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        Hi all, our Virtual OER Symposium is happening TODAY! I hope you can join us for some or all of the day. See you on Zoom! Amy 


        Want to work with us?


        Legislative update: 

        • Colleen Sanders, Open Educational Resources & Course Materials Affordability Faculty, Linn-Benton Community College, created an adaptable assignment to encourage student participation: Testimony Preparation Assignment Template.


        Upcoming professional development hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources

        • Large-scale OER Projects: Expression of Interest Pitch us a large-scale project developing high-quality open educational resources including textbooks and ancillary materials with an equity lens! Expressions of interest due May 5.

        • Panel on OER Maintenance It takes a lot of momentum to get your OER publishing program up and running… but what happens next? This panel will explore the challenges of OER maintenance from a variety of perspectives. May 12, 12-1.

        • Grant Proposal Q&A The current call for OER grant proposals is due June 23, 2023. Bring any and all questions to this drop-in session and get some answers! May 15, 2-3.

        • Copyright for Complete Beginners Join Copyright First Responders for an explanation of copyright and open licenses. We’ll assume that you have no prior knowledge and start from scratch. Bring your questions! May 19, 12-1.