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Monday, March 16
 

5:00pm

Welcome Gathering at Brewery Nønic
Welcome to the Effordability Summit 2020!  We will be gathering for drinks (on your own) to meet your hosts, ask questions and get psyched up for the Summit.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Butterfield

Bob Butterfield

Director, Instructional Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stout
I am the Director of Instructional Resources for the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Instructional Resources provides print textbook rentals, e-texts, access codes and other resources in support of our curriculum supported by student fees. We also operate the campus OER program... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2020 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brewery Nønic 621 4th St W, Menomonie, WI 54751
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

TBA

OER Resources for Nursing
In 2019, CVTC was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Education's Open Textbook Pilot grant program to lead the collaborative creation of five Nursing OER textbooks and 25 Virtual Reality scenarios that are aligned with the Wisconsin Technical College System statewide nursing curriculum. Visit our poster to learn more about the deliverables and projected impacts of the grant as we make nursing education more innovative and affordable for students.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Ernstmeyer

Kim Ernstmeyer

Open RN Grant Project Director, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Open RN Nursing OER textbooks and Virtual Reality scenarios
avatar for Vince Mussehl

Vince Mussehl

Library Director & Open RN Librarian, Chippewa Valley Technical College


Tuesday March 17, 2020 TBA

8:00am

Opening Remarks
Opening statements from Bob and the University of Wisconsin - Stout to welcome attendees and address housekeeping.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Butterfield

Bob Butterfield

Director, Instructional Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stout
I am the Director of Instructional Resources for the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Instructional Resources provides print textbook rentals, e-texts, access codes and other resources in support of our curriculum supported by student fees. We also operate the campus OER program... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am
Great Hall

8:00am

Venue Reserved for Minnesota State
Sponsors
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Anderson, Tim R

System Director for Student Success Technologies, Minnesota State


Tuesday March 17, 2020 8:00am - Wednesday March 18, 2020 3:00pm
Cedar/Maple

8:30am

Keynote: Haben Girma
The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honored Haben. Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation. She travels the world teaching the benefits of choosing inclusion.
Her best selling book Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law was featured in the New York Times, Oprah Magazine, People, The Wall Street Journal, and the Today Show.


Speakers
HG

Haben Girma

Disability Rights Advocate


Tuesday March 17, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am
Great Hall

9:30am

BREAK
Tuesday March 17, 2020 9:30am - 9:45am
Great Hall

9:45am

Open Access and the Academic Library - Integrating OA into Discovery
As the current academic publishing system becomes increasing unsustainable, open access journal publishing has been lauded as the future of scholarly publishing. Indeed, there are thousands of open access e-journals available. This presentation seeks to discuss the challenges libraries face providing access to this OA content within the context of their discovery systems, its viability as a long term replacement for expensive journals, and methods of selecting OA content and making it available.

Speakers
avatar for Zorian Sasyk

Zorian Sasyk

E-Resource and Discovery Librarian, Metro State


Tuesday March 17, 2020 9:45am - 10:45am
Ballroom C

9:45am

Using Inclusive Access as An Affordability Solution
Open Educational Resources can be a great option for providing students with quality, affordability course materials. However, for faculty and staff who are interested in continuing to use the publishing material they know and love, inclusive access offers a low cost option available on the first day of class through a digital delivery for all students. This session will explain what is Inclusive Access, why institutions choose Inclusive Access, how to get started with Inclusive Access.

Speakers

Tuesday March 17, 2020 9:45am - 10:45am
Willow/Walnut

9:45am

Z-Degree or bust
Z-Degrees (Zero textbook cost degrees) are one of many goals of an OER program. There are a lot of players involved in having this actually come to fruition. This is Nicolet College's story on how we turned what started out as an organic movement in the Criminal Justice program into the state's first Z-Degree in Criminal Justice program and how it is now helping students in other programs as well.

Speakers
CD

Cindy Domaika

Manager of Open and Instructional Resources, Nicolet College


Tuesday March 17, 2020 9:45am - 10:45am
Ballroom B

11:00am

BREAK
Tuesday March 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:15am
Great Hall

11:00am

Campus Bookstores: Partners in Affordability (or Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Campus Bookstore But Were Afraid to Ask)
Leased or Institutional? Coop or Independent? Colleges provide campus retail services, including books and course supplies, in a number of different ways. Learn how contracts and federal regulations impact what, and how, services are made available on your campus and how to partner with your campus retailer to advance affordability efforts.

Speakers
EO

Errin Olson

Bookstore Manager, Northcentral Technical College


Tuesday March 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A

11:00am

Using Cengage Unlimited and LMS Integration to reduce Textbook costs in Accelerated Courses
I will present the process and technological aspects of how SWTC was able to offer a flat yearly fee for textbook access to students participating in the Leadership Development accelerated courses. Highlights include LMS integration, student/faculty experience and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Krohn

Joshua Krohn

Instructional Design Specialist, Southwest Technical College
Interested in Adapting Schoology to a Technical College application including Standard Performance data collection, mandatory reporting of data and Innovative Instructional Practices via Schoology.


Tuesday March 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom C

11:00am

Development of OER Textbooks for Large-Enrollment General Chemistry Courses at UW-Madison
In this panel session, the ongoing development of OER textbooks for large-enrollment General Chemistry courses will be explored. The panel will consist of faculty and instructional staff who have worked on the development of these course resources. The panelists will describe and answer questions on lessons learned in their development of OER textbooks used by thousands of students each semester, as well as ongoing work and future directions of these efforts.






Speakers
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Lindy Stoll

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Tuesday March 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom B

11:00am

Open Resources for Nursing
In 2019, CVTC was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Education's Open Textbook Pilot grant program to lead the collaborative creation of five Nursing OER textbooks and 25 Virtual Reality scenarios that are aligned with the Wisconsin Technical College System statewide nursing curriculum. The panel will share our progress, successes and challenges as we create affordable and innovative resources for nursing education in Pressbooks and H5P. Audience questions are encouraged!

Speakers
avatar for Vince Mussehl

Vince Mussehl

Library Director & Open RN Librarian, Chippewa Valley Technical College
avatar for Kim Ernstmeyer

Kim Ernstmeyer

Open RN Grant Project Director, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Open RN Nursing OER textbooks and Virtual Reality scenarios
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Nic Ashman

Librarian and Pressbooks Champ
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Dominic Slausen

Instructional Technologist
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Elizabeth Christman

Instructional Designer and HP5 Champ


Tuesday March 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Willow/Walnut

12:15pm

Lunch - Provided
Tuesday March 17, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

1:30pm

How a small community college saved students $1,000,000 on textbooks with OER.
Bay College has saved students $1,000,000 on textbook costs using OER since 2016. This session will focus on the benefits to students, faculty, and the college by adopting, re-mixing, or creating Open Educational Resources. Participants will be provided with resources for finding existing OER as well as next steps for developing their own. They will also have a better understanding of OER licenses, as well as accessibility and copyright best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Mold

Joseph Mold

Executive Director of Online Learning, Bay College


Tuesday March 17, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Willow/Walnut

2:30pm

Beverage Break
Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

Advancing Equity with Open Education
This presentation will provide an overview of educational equity gaps across Wisconsin and affordability needs. We'll then explore ways in which OER can help address these barriers and help close student equity gaps in access and success. We'll close with a discussion on how to use this information to advance equity within your role.






Speakers
avatar for Hilary Barker

Hilary Barker

Senior Research Analyst, Wisconsin Technical College System
I coordinate the WTCS OER Network, which connects OER Champions across our 16 technical colleges to accelerate and advance OER adoption and use.


Tuesday March 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom A

3:00pm

Leveraging the Power of Canvas to Utilize Affordable Textbooks
UW Superior has been working on an Affordable Textbook and Learning Resource Initiative. Currently discussions are focused on ways to implement affordable textbooks and learning resources to reduce costs and barriers for students. During the fall 2019 Digital Innovation Symposium, a session was presented bringing awareness of what an affordable textbook are and how to implement them in Canvas as well as the tools available for learning using LTIs. Awareness is key to moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Graetz

Rebecca Graetz

Instructional Program Manager II, University of Wisconsin-Superior
Accessibility, OER, Canvas Migration, Online Learning


Tuesday March 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom B

3:00pm

Open Textbooks, Information Literacy and Learning Assessment
Our information literacy integration focus at UWM Libraries gave us an edge in our early Open Textbook advocacy efforts, especially in advocating for readings that are specifically targeted to learning outcomes and application of knowledge. In turn our Open Textbook advocacy led to deeper partnerships with our faculty, especially around decentralizing information literacy from a single lesson. We will share a set action steps we have taken toward an Open Pedagogy model.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Woodward

Kristin Woodward

Online Programs & Instructional Design Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Tuesday March 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Willow/Walnut

3:00pm

The Politics of System-wide OER Advocacy
I'd like to talk about my efforts to navigate the various constituencies interested in OER and coordinate their priorities to move forward with OER adoption on my campus (BSU). Would welcome additional perspectives if we could turn this into a panel, but if not I'd talk about basically the same info I'll be presenting at OE Global in Milan in November (plus I could talk about that conference a bit).

Speakers
avatar for Dan Alosso

Dan Alosso

Asst. Professor, Bemidji State
I teach Environmental, US, and World History at Bemidji State and reuse, remix, edit, and author OER for my courses. Planning to get 100% away from commercial textbooks by end of 2019-20 academic year.


Tuesday March 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom C

4:00pm

Community for Open Wisconsin (COW) "Open" Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Bob Butterfield

Bob Butterfield

Director, Instructional Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stout
I am the Director of Instructional Resources for the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Instructional Resources provides print textbook rentals, e-texts, access codes and other resources in support of our curriculum supported by student fees. We also operate the campus OER program... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom A

7:00pm

Mabel Tainter Historic Theater Social Gathering
Join for hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts.  Food is provided and a cash bar will be available.  Check out the venue at https://mabeltainter.org/ .

Speakers
avatar for Bob Butterfield

Bob Butterfield

Director, Instructional Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stout
I am the Director of Instructional Resources for the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Instructional Resources provides print textbook rentals, e-texts, access codes and other resources in support of our curriculum supported by student fees. We also operate the campus OER program... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Wednesday, March 18
 

8:30am

Keynote: Chris Gilliard
Chris is a well-known English professor at Macomb Community College. Gilliard concentrates on privacy, institutional tech policy, digital redlining, and the re-inventions of discriminatory practices through data mining and algorithmic decision-making. He is currently developing a project that looks at how popular misunderstandings of mathematical concepts create illusions of fairness and objectivity in student analytics, predictive policing, and hiring practices.

Speakers
CG

Chris Gilliard

Professor, Macomb Community College


Wednesday March 18, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am
Great Hall

9:30am

BREAK
Wednesday March 18, 2020 9:30am - 9:45am
Great Hall

9:45am

Building a bridge between K-12 and Higher Education
Where can K-12 meet higher education? WISELearn Resources Library, a repository managed by The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. WISELearn joined forces with COW and made a hub available as a bridge between K-12 and Wisconsin higher education for collaboration and sharing of OER resources. It’s called College & Lifelong Learning Hub. https://wlresources.dpi.wi.gov/ https://wlresources.dpi.wi.gov/hubs/college-lifelong-learning

Speakers
SK

Sameth Kong

IS Development Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


Wednesday March 18, 2020 9:45am - 10:45am
Ballroom C

9:45am

Bookstore Panel
This panel will explore the issues, concerns and successes of bookstores in the their quest for supporting textbook affordability and OER.

Speakers
KU

Kim Uetz

Acquisitions Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Wednesday March 18, 2020 9:45am - 10:45am
Ballroom A

9:45am

Free and Open K-12 Educational Apps and Digital Resources
Students can read books, explore the world, and learn new skills without leaving the classroom, but busy teachers and librarians don't have time to preview dozens of apps and websites. Bring a laptop or device and get ready for a whirlwind exploration of free digital resources and teaching tools to use with K-12 students. Time will be provided for participants to share their favorite apps with other attendees, so we can all learn from each other.

Speakers
KK

Katie Kramschuster

Educational Materials Center Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Kate has worked as a school library media specialist and is currently an academic librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Her current position involves selecting children’s literature and curriculum resources and advising students how to choose and use these items with children... Read More →
KS

Kati Schaller

Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Eau CLaire


Wednesday March 18, 2020 9:45am - 10:45am
Willow/Walnut

9:45am

Pressbooks as Open Courseware Platform: An Open Alternative to Expensive Proprietary Solutions
Pressbooks is widely-trusted open textbook publishing software. Using Pressbooks, authors can create public webbooks and freely available export files in several offline container formats. Pressbooks also features integrations with other open-source third-party tools (like H5P, Hypothesis, and MathJax) which, when combined, allow users to create interactive learning experiences that resemble the products of proprietary eLearning authoring platforms like Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or Inkling Habitat. We want Pressbooks to become a pillar of a broader open-source publishing infrastructure which allows users to produce not just media-rich, interactive books but also ‘courseware’. Enabling institutions to use Pressbooks as an open ‘courseware’ creation platform will require helping interested parties better understand how learning happens in Pressbooks. In practical terms this means adding support for grade reporting and other forms of learning analytics to interactive learning material published with Pressbooks. In this presentation, I'll show how institutions and individuals can use Pressbooks to publish freely available, interactive courseware.






Speakers
avatar for Steel Wagstaff

Steel Wagstaff

Educational Product Manager, Pressbooks
I\'m the educational product owner for Pressbooks, a small Canadian startup which makes open source book publishing software. I\\\'ve spent most of my adulthood attending or working for universities, though I\\\'ve worked outside the academy as a land surveyor, prison educator, and... Read More →


Wednesday March 18, 2020 9:45am - 10:45am
Ballroom B

10:45am

BREAK
Wednesday March 18, 2020 10:45am - 11:00am
Great Hall

11:00am

bibliomanIA: Examining the Story of Inclusive Access
Inclusive access (IA) has been touted as an important means to promote access, encourage academic freedom and support textbook affordability. But does IA meet these lofty goals? This presentation will take a deep dive into the world of IA. The presenters will discuss the the traits that define IA, the pros and cons of using IA, and consider the future of IA programs. You will hear the perspectives of an administrator, a technologist and a student involved with IA for consideration.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Butterfield

Bob Butterfield

Director, Instructional Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stout
I am the Director of Instructional Resources for the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Instructional Resources provides print textbook rentals, e-texts, access codes and other resources in support of our curriculum supported by student fees. We also operate the campus OER program... Read More →
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Riley Sutton

Student, University of Wisconsin-Stout
AO

Amber Olson

Digital Resources Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Wednesday March 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A

11:00am

Explore, connect, create: Role of design[ers] in OER adoption
The role of instructional designers in OER initiatives is not well studied. During this interactive session, the presenters & participants will explore this dynamic in several ways. The presenters (both instructional designers) will describe OER projects we have worked on & our roles. Participants will be encouraged to share OER course redesign projects and/or campus initiatives they are a part of & their roles. We’ll discuss strategies to develop working relationships across campus units.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Englund

Jennifer Englund

Academic Technologist, University of Minnesota
I am currently serving as the MnLC OER SIG co-chair. Find out more about our SIG at [openedmn.org]. I am also a PhD Candidate and GO-GN member studying the role of instructional designers in open education. Lets grab a coffee and chat about your current projects.
avatar for Mark Kayer

Mark Kayer

Instructional Designer/Teaching Specialist, University of Minnesota


Wednesday March 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom B

11:00am

OER in the LMS for Concurrent Enrollment courses
The session will discuss the relationship between higher ed faculty and Concurrent Enrollment instructors students, and how technology can help foster professional growth on both sides of the partnership. This can be achieved through a collaborative mindset supported by innovative uses of software. In addition, there will be an overview of OER and the training needed to become fluent in using OER within students.

Speakers
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Lisa Lucas Hurst

Assistant Professor, Southwest Minnesota State
avatar for Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire

Executive Director, Sabier
Dan McGuire is the Executive Director of the Stone Arch Bridge Initiative for Education Resources which is a non-profit that provides professional development for faculty to increase skill in using Open Educational Resources.  Dan has more than 30 years of experience innovating... Read More →


Wednesday March 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom C

11:00am

Taking your Inclusive Access Program to the Next Level
So you have started inclusive access on campus, now what? This interactive session will put together best practices from around the country and invite you to share best practices with your peers on how to grow your Inclusive Access program at your institution.

Speakers

Wednesday March 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Willow/Walnut

12:00pm

Lunch - Provided
Wednesday March 18, 2020 12:00pm - 1:10pm
TBA

1:10pm

Using Opendora to access and store OER materials
Opendora is an exciting new OER repository created by Minnesota State designed to hold materials of all types, including textbooks, lecture notes, syllabi, reading lists, and videos. Learn what's available and how to access it, and for Minn State faculty, how to upload items of your own. The facilitator will also explain how they are using an Innovation Grant to promote Opendora awareness and usage across 5 campuses in the system using a decentralized training network.

Speakers
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James Smrikarov

Instructional Designer, Saint Paul College


Wednesday March 18, 2020 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Ballroom B

1:10pm

Building Affordable Content through Faculty Incentive Grants
The University of Minnesota Libraries began the Partnership for Affordable Content grant program in the spring of 2015 and has continued these efforts every year since. These small incentive grants (with awards up to $1500) have resulted in approximately 80 course projects and over $1.5 million in potential student savings. Learn more about the keys to our success including a multi-pronged approach focused on tools, support via a team model, and collaboration with campus partners.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Jensen

Kristi Jensen

eLearning Librarian, University of Minnesota
Kristi Jensen is the Program Development Lead for the eLearning Support Initiative at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She co-manages the Libraries' Partnership for Affordable Content grant program, is working with campus partners (the Center for Educational Innovation, Academic... Read More →
avatar for Shane Nackerud

Shane Nackerud

Technology Lead, Library Initiatives, University of Minnesota
Shane Nackerud has worked at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities for 20 years, first as the Libraries webmaster and currently as the Technology Lead for the eLearning Support Initiative. In his current position Shane is working on finding new ways of integrating open access... Read More →


Wednesday March 18, 2020 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Willow/Walnut

1:10pm

Student Advocacy from the Campus to the Capitol: Open Educational Resources
Over the past decade students from across Minnesota's community and technical colleges have been working to promote and expand the use of Open Educational Resources. This session will outline students advocacy efforts from their campuses to the state capitol, and strategies that can be used to elevate student stories and voices to promote the adoption of affordable textbook options.

Speakers
PM

Priscilla Mayowa

Vice President, LeadMN
MG

Matt Gutsch

Director of Government Relations, LeadMN


Wednesday March 18, 2020 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Ballroom A

2:10pm

BREAK
Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:10pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

Making Connections with Open Pedagogy: World Cafe Session
Making Connections with Open Pedagogy The goal of this World Café session is to share ideas about making connections between the life and learning experiences of students and the learning objectives in an educational system. Who are our students? How can we connect the knowledge, values, and skills of our students learning experiences? How can open pedagogy facilitate relevant, learning experiences for learners that are grounded in their personal lives and still meet learning objectives?

Speakers
avatar for Lori-Beth Larsen

Lori-Beth Larsen

Instructor, Central Lakes College


Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom C

2:30pm

Affordable Instructional Resources Initiative at a Highly Selective Midwestern University
A highly selective university in the midwest has launched the Affordable Instructional Resources (AIR) initiative that aims to make instructional resources affordable for its first-year undergraduates. To raise awareness of the issue and support faculty the AIR initiative has been building a network of faculty and staff interested in reducing or eliminating costs associated with required textbooks and supplemental material. The initiative is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and libraries.

Speakers
AD

Asmita Dani

Northwestern University


Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom A

2:30pm

Climb the Summit: Creative Common Licenses and Resources for Education
Copyright and Creative Common Licenses may sound dry, but this session is full of pizazz! For beginners or those knowledgeable about copyright law and creative common licenses, this interactive session includes information, as well as free resources to use. Four free virtual faculty development programs about copyright and creative common licenses are shared. Narrative pedagogy and fun interactive application activities with a fresh approach makes for a stimulating session!

Speakers
avatar for Nancyruth Leibold

Nancyruth Leibold

Southwest Minnesota State University



Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom B

2:30pm

The Curriculum Garden
Using the analogy of a garden, this presentation gives strategies for curriculum design for perennials (content that can be planted once, and then re-used each term), annuals (content that needs annual planting and updating, but remains the stable within each term), and cut flowers (content that is fresh and shows off student work and understanding). By creating content within this framework it becomes easier to maintain a fresh, vibrant, and colorful curriculum for your students.

Speakers
JF

James Falkofske

University of Wisconsin-Stout


Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Willow/Walnut