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OpenOKState Fellows: Planning Cohorts

OpenOKState Planning Cohort Details

Invitations for Summer 2024 OpenOKState Planning Cohort participation have been issued. Information regarding future opportunities will be available Fall 2024.

OpenOKState Planning Cohorts

Join a cohort of faculty working to curate, remix, and where necessary create primary or ancillary teaching and learning materials intended to replace required text purchases for recurring courses. Over the course of one semester, participants will

  • Develop strategies for locating and evaluating open educational resources
  • Learn to identify and integrate elements of copyright and licensing necessary for engaging with open educational resources
  • Work toward redesigning a course to use OER or create ancillary materials for existing OER.

Formal activities may include two one-hour virtual or F2F conversations, completion of an OpenOKState/OSRHE micro-credential, and in-cohort discussion of completed projects.  

Who is encouraged to apply?

Applications are invited from current OSU faculty, staff, and students with teaching responsibilities or responsibilities related to the selection and coordination of educational resources for OSU courses.

Are there additional expectations?

Participants will be recognized as OpenOKState Fellows and will be invited to share their experience and scholarship with others on the OSU campus in ways they feel most effectively complement their work. Possible outreach may include

  • departmental level advocacy for open practices
  • participation in OSU Library and OpenOKState sponsored events, such as Open Education Week
  • partnerships with student organizations or student leadership to help publicize efforts to improve access to higher education through open
  • administrative level advocacy for open practices

The above are simply starting points and suggestions of ways through which others have shared their experiences. Each applicant will have the opportunity to suggest their own plan for how they propose to share their work beyond the planning cohort experience itself. Something as simple as an informal final report describing their planning process and how their work in open was received by their peers will be welcome and valued.

How will decisions about cohort selection be made?

Applicants selected as Open OKState Fellows Planning Cohort participants will be able to clearly articulate how they believe use of open practices contributes to and advances the knowledge in their particular field. Strong consideration will be given to faculty and instructors whose application describes how selection as an OpenOKState Fellow and Planning Cohort participant will help meet their own professional goals and objectives.

What if I am intrigued, but have more questions before I move forward?

Please reach out to Kathy Essmiller, OSU Libraries OER Librarian and Coordinator of OpenOKState. She is happy to help you getting started and at any point along the way. She can be reached at

Invitations for Summer 2024 Planning Cohort participation have been issued. Information regarding future opportunities will be available Fall 2024. 


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