A dedicated group of faculty, students, staff, and administrators have been hard at work to develop a plan for textbook affordability and greater access to Open Educational Resources (OERs). You can read more about their work and charge on their website at http://library.uoregon.edu/OER. Here’s a little snippet:
The Office of the Provost convened the Textbook Affordability Task Force in response to Oregon HB 2213, which requires each community college and university in Oregon to create a textbook affordability strategic plan. This task force will meet bi-weekly over the 2020-2021 academic year to formulate an institutional response to reducing textbook costs for UO students. The task force plans to create an initial draft of the strategic plan during Winter 2021 to circulate for student and faculty feedback, with the goal of creating a final plan by Summer 2021.
As part of their work, the group is surveying faculty views on OERs and related topics. Faculty can complete the survey at this link.
Please contact the committee co-chairs, Robin Clement and Rayne Vieger, with any questions you might have.