Library as Open Education Leader

Project Title
Library as Open Education Leader
College Core Theme
Academic Excellence, Social Equity, Economic Vitality
In Process

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Clark College Libraries was awarded two Library as Open Education Leader (LOEL) mini-grants. The LOEL mini-grants are made possible due to a partnership between the Washington Library Leadership Council (previously, the Library Media Directors' Council) and the College Librarians & Media Specialists with support from the eLearning Council and the State Board for Community & Technical Colleges. Funding is provided by the Washington Office of the Secretary of State - Washington State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services - Library Services and Technology Act.

November 2014: Open Education Advocacy grant - ($2,500)

Goal: To raise the general awareness of Open Educational Resources among faculty, staff, and students and communicate the potential to reduce the financial burden on students.

On March 6, 2015 fourteen Clark College stakeholders attended a half-day retreat. Participants in the retreat included six faculty from various departments, staff from Disability Support Services, eLearning, Financial Aid and the Bookstore, and a member of the Assoc. Students of Clark College executive board.

January 2015: Open Education Collaboration grant - ($3,000)

Goal: To collaborate with and support the Clark College Biology department in the development of BIOL& 160: General Biology as an open education course.

Throughout spring 2015 Librarian Kimberly Olson-Charles will work with the biology faculty as the curriculum is developed.