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OER For Faculty

OER are any type of educational material that are freely available for teachers and students to use, adapt, share, and reuse.

Resources on OER Impact and Planning

Make the Case to Leadership

The following resources may be useful in establishing the value of OER to administrators:

Talk to Stakeholders

Possible stakeholders to discuss OER with:

  • Department Chair - Is there departmental support for OER?
  • Dean and Provost - Will there be administrative support? How can the school collaborate with other schools?
  • Bookstore - How should the Bookstore be notified? How will this affect them? Could they play a role in printing or other distribution?
  • Library - How can the Library be involved in identifying, developing, and archiving OER? 
  • Teaching and Learning Center - What role will can TLC play in creating and making OER available?
  • Disability Support Services - How will these materials be made accessible to all?
This guide adapts and reuses major portions of the University of Montevallo OER guides, with permission.