OER and Equity 2021 – Webpage

True OER not only removes the financial barrier created by the costs associated with many learning materials, it can also allow faculty to remove the barriers to learning that can be created when resources are not inclusive, diverse, equitable, and anti-racist (“IDEA”). At the 2021 ASCCC Spring Plenary Resolution 9.05, Developing an Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Curriculum Audit Process, was adopted. This resolution called on the ASCCC OERI to develop an audit process and review framework to ensure that ASCCC OERI-supported open educational resources are equitable, inclusive, diverse, and anti-racist. In response to this resolution, a draft “IDEA” Audit was developed during the summer of 2021 to be used to review existing OER and to inform OER currently being developed. This process will be piloted and refined in the near future. The ultimate goal is to make this resource available for local adoption. The expectation is that local colleges will tailor the process to meet their needs and use it to review all course materials. The initial focus is on the review and remediation of OER as openly licensed resources typically allow for modifications to be made.

Related Resources

Making Classrooms Antiracist with OER and Open Pedagogy – CCCOER article about the Open for Antiracism (OFAR) program co-led by CCCOER and College of the Canyons.

This page last updated 8-10-21.