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Open Educational Resources Committee


Taras Pavlovsky


June Kim


This committee is housed in the Division of Academic Affairs. Although it is not part of the Shared Governance system, its members include representatives appointed by the Faculty Senate and Student Government. It is charged with:

  • Increasing awareness of OERs on campus
  • Creating a series of on-campus and virtual workshops on locating and selecting OERs, licensing and adapting content to produce new OERs, and better adapting existing OERs to TCNJ students’ needs
  • Adding TCNJ-specific content to OpenNJ, a platform and database for OER adoption developed by VALE (New Jersey’s academic library consortium)
  • Creating guidelines for the disbursement on TCNJ OER grants and the assessment of the resulting materials
  • Collecting and compiling the data necessary, as required by the state, to assess the level of OER use and the amount of cost savings for TCNJ students
  • Doing additional research on enrollments and textbook adoptions to better understand TCNJ’s specific needs, including student preference for print materials as opposed to digital resources

Membership: 12 total members: Faculty, librarians, members of the TCNJ administration, student government representatives, and an advisor from the TCNJ Bookstore.

Meeting Information

Meeting Times: TBD


OER Task Force Final Report