UHCC System OER Initiative
Vice-President John Morton is providing $140,000 in FY 2018 to support OER initiatives across the UHCC system. Each campus will receive $15,000-$20,000 for OER awareness, conference travel (see below), faculty training, and other support costs. A portion of the funding will go towards supporting capacity building and collaboration across the system. Coordinating this initiative are Wayde Oshiro, Sunyeen “Sunny” Pai (Kapiolani), and Leanne Riseley.
The annual Open Education conference was held in Anaheim, CA on October 11-13. Nearly 800 teaching faculty, librarians, instructional designers, and administrators attended the three-day conference focusing on all things related to OER, open education, and open practice. Many sessions focused on the “Z-degree” initiatives at colleges, college systems, and states that are already implemented or are in development. A Z-degree provides a complete pathway to graduation with zero textbook costs.
The UH System was represented by 10 faculty and staff representing librarians, instructors, and instructional designers from UH Manoa and 5 UHCC campuses (Honolulu, Kapiolani, Leeward, Maui, and Windward). Two conference sessions shared the progress of UH System OER initiatives.
Conference attendance for UHCC attendees was supported by the UHCC OER Initiative funds from Vice-President John Morton.
UH OpenStax Textbook Adoptions
OpenStax textbooks have been adopted by faculty across the UH System. View a list of faculty-reported adoptions* of OpenStax textbooks to see which titles on each campus are being used in teaching.
*These are adoptions as reported to OpenStax by individual faculty members.
OpenStax Business Series in Development
OpenStax, the premier publisher of peer-reviewed open textbooks, is beginning the development of business titles and they are actively seeking faculty partners.
Nicole Finkbeiner, Associate Director, Institutional Relations shared the news recently:
OpenStax is in the beginning stages of developing a business series (expected publication in 2019)!
All OpenStax, Rice University OER texts are expert-written, peer-reviewed, match standard scope and sequence, and meet the same quality standards as traditional publisher texts. Currently, our texts are used in over 10% of introductory courses in the U.S. (per 2016 Babson Survey).Faculty who author/contribute/peer-review the texts receive compensation (the contact below can provide details).Can you please forward this to your faculty?I’ve also included some details below on some upcoming webinars we are hosting.I hope you all have a good day!Nicole
Author/Reviewer needsPlease ask faculty to reach-out to the contact listed for each book vs. emailing me.
Principles of AccountingContributing Authors (chapter writers, feature writers)Reviewers (core, expert, generalist, accuracy verification)Art ConsultantEntrepreneurshipContributing Authors (chapter writers)Reviewers (core, expert, generalist)Business EthicsContributing Authors (chapter writers)Reviewers (expert, generalist)
Principles of ManagementChapter ReviewersInstructor’s Manual authorIntroduction to BusinessChapter ReviewersTest bank, Instructor’s manual authorOrganizational BehaviorChapter AuthorsChapter ReviewersTest bank, Instructor’s manual authorWebinars
Business Statistics webinarWith author Alexander Holmes, University of OklahomaFriday, October 20, 11am CDT: https://attendee.gotowebi
Developmental Math (Prealgebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra) webinarWith author Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana CollegeTuesday, October 17, 11 am CDT: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5469701296360023554
OpenStax and OER, a quick overview webinarShort, general webinar about OpenStax and OERWednesday, October 18, 2 pm CDT: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6818003817579431939