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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Congratulations

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The Provost’s office once again offered faculty the opportunity for mini-grants to research and create Open Educational Resources (OER) to be used in a class beginning in the Spring 2021, Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 semesters. We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s grants:
•    Professors Robert Mundy, Dana Cadman and Alysa Hantgan: Dyson-PLV
•    Professor Jessica Magaldi: Lubin-NYC
•    Professor Yun Yuan: Seidenberg-NYC
•    Noreen McGuire and Greg Murphy: Pace Library, both campuses (to compensate faculty for reviewing materials from the Open Textbook Library)

If you are interested in learning more about OER and/or would like to meet with a member of the team to see how OER can be integrated into your course(s), please contact Sue Maxam, Ed.D., at smaxam@pace.edu.

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

Welcome to Pace University’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Website: Your alternative to traditional texts and class materials!

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.
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    Contact Us:
    If you are interested in creating an OER for your course(s), or, you have general questions,
    our OER team is ready to assist you and/or your department.
    Please contact Sue Maxam, AVP for Undergraduate Education, at smaxam@pace.edu and we can help you get started!

    Pace Support Sources

     Pace Libraries:

    Academic Technology:

     

     Digital Commons:

     ITS: OER self-help guide

     Faculty Center:

     Provost's Office: OER Grants