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Open Educational Resources and Tenure and Promotion

Information for faculty on how to integrate work on open education resources into tenure and promotion guidelines

WMU OER Task Force

The WMU OER Task Force is one example of a service opportunity engaging with open education. The goal of the Task Force is "To advance adoption, adaption, and creation of open educational resources at WMU to reduce student textbook costs. Contact Michele Behr, Scholarly Communications and OER Librarian to discuss becoming involved with OER efforts.


Gathering Support

Also consider asking for letters of support, or statements from individual students or student groups, colleagues at other institutions, consortia or other professional groups who have used OER materials.

Peer Review of OER

Many OER are peer reviewed. Serving as a peer reviewer is a way to both gain familiarity and experience with OER, as well as to lend your expertise in a subject area to the high quality of OER being used.

One option for peer review is the Open Textbook Library. Contact Michele Behr, Scolarly Communications and OER Librarian for more information on submitting a review to the Open Textbook Library.