Spring OER Regional Meeting - North

Event Dates
Deadline to Register/Application Deadline

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is holding an OER Regional meeting in Northern California at American River College at 4700 College Oak Drive Sacramento, CA 95841 on February 10, 2018. 

Parking: Parking will be free in Lots A only. See campus map: http://www.arc.losrios.edu/About_ARC/ARC_Campus_Map.htm. ARC is on the corner of College Oak Drive and Myrtle.  Parking Lot A is off of Myrtle. There will be signage on campus pointing attendees in the right direction(s).

The morning general sessions will be in the Student Center, Community Rooms 1-4. The afternoon sessions will take place in the Board Room (Student Center) and rooms L-001, L-002, L-108 in the Library Building.


ASCCC’s OER Task Force is pleased to announce this regional event intended to update faculty regarding the status of OER in our colleges and to inform faculty at all levels in their OER experience, from the novice seeking to identify OER for their classroom, to the advanced user looking to facilitate OER adoption at the college.

Target Audience: Faculty who are interested in or considering OER and faculty who are currently using OER. The program is intended to appeal to anyone who has an interest in OER, no matter how new or how advanced.


  • Increase awareness and use of OER.
  • Inform faculty of current status and best practices of OER at our colleges and report from the work of the OER Task Force
  • Provide an opportunity for faculty with an interest in OER to network.
  • Share strategies for mainstreaming OER.

Theme: Student Equity

What is one way faculty can ensure all students have equitable learning experiences?   



Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
Course Schedule Work-Around
Introduction to OER
OER Mythbusting
OER Ancillaries: A Community Model
Student Equity, The California Community Colleges and OER: The Present and Future of OER in the CCCs
Student Voices Videos
Finding OER – Search Strategie
Scaling Up: Campus Strategies to Maximize OER Adoption



9am – 10am Networking - a light breakfast will be served.

10am – 10:45am Welcome and Opening General Session – Student Equity, The California Community Colleges and OER: The Present and Future of OER in the CCCs

10:45am-11am Student Voices

11am – 12pm Faculty Panel – Successes and Challenges with Adopting OER

12pm – 12:45pm Lunch

12:50pm – 1:50pm Breakout Session I

Beginner - Finding OER – Search Strategies

This will be a hands-on workshop focused on search strategies for finding OER. We will search and discuss the benefits and challenges with some of the most useful OER repositories.  

Scaling Up: Campus strategies to maximize OER adoption at the course and department level

Mainstreaming OER – Increasing the use of OER at the local level.  Strategies and tactics to increase OER usage

1:55 – 2:45pm - Breakout Session II – Discipline Clusters

Issues of OER in math and science especially as it relates to online homework systems.

ZTC math implementation grant and how it can help everyone who is looking for an online homework system that is free and connected to an OER textbook in statistics, math or physics

Librarians (and others) forum to discuss ways to facilitate OER discovery, implement SB 1359 and address campus challenges with OER

Early Childhood Education and OER

This discussion will help build a statewide ECE collaboration where instructors can collaboratively build resources for common classes.  Don’t reinvent the wheel; join us to build a community of developers

2:50 – 3:00pm – Closing General Session