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Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER Badging

We are pleased to announce that Pace University's Open Educational Resources (OER) badging/certification program was released in Spring 2022.

This is a very exciting opportunity to illustrate your passion and support for OER, learn more about them, and generate ideas on how to use them in your courses. This badge can be affixed on most digital portfolios, email signatures, and other online environments.

Please contact OER Help for more information.

OER Quick Links

Welcome to Pace University’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative

 Pace Libraries

Academic Technology


 Digital Commons

 Information Technology

 Faculty Center

 OER Grants: Coming Soon 

If you are interested in creating an OER for your course(s) or have general questions, our OER team is ready to assist you and/or your department. Please reach out to


Please contact Sue Maxam, Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Retention Initiatives at, and we can help you get started!

Welcome to Pace's one-stop site for our OER initiative

This website will provide you with the information you will need to access OER at Pace. With our motto, "Opportunitas," Pace University is committed to reducing the cost of instructional materials for all students through the use of high-quality Open Educational Resources. Education should not be a privilege reserved for only those who can afford it, but a right for all who decide to pursue it!


According to the Freeing the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education (2018) Survey: 

  • 46 percent of faculty are currently familiar with OER.
  • 13 percent of Instructors have required OER in at least one course. 
  • Textbooks and learning materials cost students approximately $1,200 per year.
  • According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, 7 in 10 students didn't purchase a textbook     because it was too expensive.  
  • One in five college students has skipped or deferred a class due to the price of the                                                                         required learning resources.