ASCCC OERI – Seeking Faculty for OER Work

ASCCC OERI’s application process is always open. If you are interested in OER work, we want to hear from you. The applications we receive are one metric that we use to assess discipline interest in OER. Please scroll to the bottom of the page more for information.

ASCCC OERI – Seeking Discipline Leads

The ASCCC OERI is recruiting faculty to support our OER advocacy efforts by serving as Discipline Leads for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. The specific tasks of each Discipline Lead will be determined by the status of the discipline. All Discipline Leads will serve as a resource for their discipline colleagues and will typically host at least one virtual event each term. Discipline Leads receive a stipend of $500 at the end of each term upon completion of their specified tasks. Please direct any questions about the Discipline Lead role to the general ASCCC OERI email.

Discipline Leads may also be engaged to accomplish specific tasks during a time frame that is less than a term.

Faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to submit an application. The ASCCC OERI is currently seeking a Discipline Lead for each of the following disciplines:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Business
  • Education
  • Film, Television, and Electronic Media
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Social Justice Studies

Minimum Qualifications

  • California community college faculty (full-time or part-time)
  • Experience teaching at least 3 different courses in the discipline
  • Foundational knowledge of OER 

Desired Qualifications

  • Curriculum experience, especially work related to C-ID and TMC/MC
  • OER author or adopter
  • OER advocacy experience
  • Faculty leadership experience

While preference will be given to applicants who have experience with OER, the OERI welcomes applications from those with discipline expertise and a desire to become an OER advocate.

Application Procedure 

If you previously submitted an application, we have your information and you will be considered for the Discipline Lead position if you indicated an interest in it. If you submitted an application previously and are uncertain as to what you indicated, you may either resubmit the application or submit a letter describing your interests and qualifications to the ASCCC OERI. Both the ASCCC OERI Application and the ASCCC Faculty Application for Statewide Service need to be completed.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to our general OERI e-mail. (oeri@asccc.org) 

Typical Discipline Lead Tasks

  • Update or develop a curated collection for the discipline
  • Review resources for the discipline as identified by C-ID in COOL4Ed (this site allows faculty to identify the OER they are using – we want to ensure the data are accurate and use this data to inform our resource list) (COOL4Ed Course Materials Showcase)
  • Prioritize discipline needs 
  • Update – or develop – discipline collection by Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) or Model Curriculum (MC) (if applicable)
  • Conduct one discipline showcase webinar or one discipline conversation per term. A “conversation” is an informal webinar that is not recorded and emphasizes discussion
  • Serve as a discipline resource

Content Reviewers Needed

The projects developed in response to the OERI’s Request for Proposals (RFP) V will be undergoing content reviews in Spring 2024. Content reviewers in the following disciplines are needed:

  • Arabic
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Chicanx and Latinx Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Geology
  • Global Studies
  • Political Science

Selected volunteers would receive a stipend of up to $500 for their review. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please complete both the ASCCC OERI Application and the ASCCC Faculty Application for Statewide Service. In the “Briefly explain your qualifications” field, please indicate your interest in reviewing OER resources and make note of any relevant experience.

ASCCC OERI Advisory Committee

Purpose

Advisory Committee Members assist in guiding the ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative in its work. The committee meets virtually each month with the OERI leadership team throughout the term to discuss ongoing projects and challenges. Meetings will be 1 – 2 hours, depending on the complexity of the topic.

Minimum Qualifications

  • California community college faculty (full-time or part-time)
  • Foundational knowledge of OER 

Desired Qualifications

  • OER author or adopter
  • OER advocacy experience
  • Faculty leadership experience
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

While preference will be given to applicants who have experience with OER, the OERI welcomes applications from those with a desire to become an OER advocate.

Application Procedure

Both the ASCCC OERI Application and the ASCCC Faculty Application for Statewide Service will need to be completed.

ASCCC OERI Applicaton Procedure

If you previously submitted an application, we have your information and you will be considered for any position you have indicated an interest in it. If you submitted an application previously and are uncertain as to what you indicated, you may either resubmit the application or submit a letter describing your interests and qualifications to the ASCCC OERI. Both the ASCCC OERI Application and the ASCCC Faculty Application for Statewide Service need to be completed.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to our general OERI e-mail. (oeri@asccc.org) 

This page last updated January 8, 2024.