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OER at OKState: Centering faculty expertise

Essmiller, Kathy
In 2013, the Oklahoma State University Libraries included a commitment to open practices as part of its mission and strategic plan. In the years following, the Libraries created and filled a full-time OER librarian position, secured a subscription to an online content creation and publishing platform, and set aside consistent funding in order to shift from a series of project to development and implementation of a sustainable program. As of 2023, all incoming freshmen students have the option to take at least one general education course that does not require purchase of commercial materials. In this session, Kathy Essmiller will share how the OpenOKState program comes alongside faculty and students to help curate, modify and create research, teaching and learning resources to enact the university's commitment to research and student success.