Council

CT Open Educational Resources Coordinating Council

Legislation

Effective July 1, 2019, Public Act Number 19-117 established the Open Educational Resources Council.  This statewide body is charged to identify high-impact courses for which open educational resources will be developed, converted, or adopted; establish a program of competitive grants for faculty members of institutions of higher education in the state for the development, conversion, or adoption of OER for high-impact courses; and promote strategies for the production, use and access of OER, among other actions. 

Legislative Reports

The CT OER Coordinating Council is required to report annually to the Connecticut Legislature on:


*Task Force recommendations included the formation of a statewide grant program and summit.

Council Members

Council membership contains student, faculty, staff, and administrative representation from the Connecticut State Community College, Connecticut State Universities, Charter Oak State College, the University of Connecticut, and the Connecticut Independent Colleges.

Rachael Barlow
Associate Director of Assessment
Wesleyan University

Thomas Barron
Director of Business and Technology Programs

Charter Oak State College


Emily Bjornberg

Emily Bjornberg
Senior Consultant
Office of Higher Education

Patrick Carr
Program Manager for Library Consortium Operations
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (Chair)

Zach Claybaugh

Zach Claybaugh
Student Success Librarian
University of Connecticut

Isabella Cruz
Student
Eastern Connecticut State University

Paula Dowd

Paula Dowd
Academic Dean of Nursing and Health Careers
Connecticut State Community College

David Ferreira

David Ferreira
Provost
Charter Oak State College

Tina Huey
Associate Director of Faculty Development
University of Connecticut

Mary Isbell
Professor, English
University of New Haven

Aura Lippincott

Aura Lippincott
Instructional Design
Western Connecticut State University

Ariela McCaffrey

Ariela McCaffrey
Assistant Director of Research Support, Instruction & Outreach
Connecticut College

Kristi Newgarden


Kristi Newgarden
Instructional Design
Charter Oak State College 

Eileen Rhodes

Eileen Rhodes
Interim Director, Library Services
Connecticut State Community College

Brian Sommers

Brian Sommers
Professor, Geography
Central Connecticut State University


Sasha Teplyaev

Sasha Teplyaev
Professor, Mathematics
University of Connecticut


Bob Wyckoff
Professor, English
Connecticut State Community College Housatonic


Vacant


Past Members

The council would like to thank the following individuals for their past service to the council:
Shirley Adams, Charter Oak State College; Robin Avant, Housatonic Community College; Kevin Corcoran, CSCU, Andre Freeman, Charter Oak State College; Kate Fuller, University of Connecticut; Elizabeth Johnson, Post University; Sharale Mathis, Middlesex Community College; Manohar Singh, Southern Connecticut State University; Lauren Slingluff, University of Connecticut; Kiyana-Nicole Smith, Eastern Connecticut State University; Maya Vanderberg, Eastern Connecticut State University; and Danielle Wilken, Goodwin University.