The California Consortium for Equitable Change in Hispanic-Serving Institutions Open Educational Resources (CC ECHO) has implemented a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) framework for Open Educational Resources. CC ECHO is an initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Program, by which four California community colleges promote textbook affordability, student success, and diversity, equity, and inclusion to benefit all students. The program provides professional development for integrating DEI in OER and curriculum to create culturally relevant OER through a peer-reviewed process for twenty high-enrolled courses that have limited or no OER available.
We are thrilled to welcome a student moderator, Paul Medina, the Region Vii Regional Affairs Director for the Student Senate for the California Community Colleges. Paul also serves as the co-chair for our Distance Education committee and is a phenomenal student leader. Our panelists are Marty Alvarado, Executive Vice Chancellor, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and executive committee member of the Alliance, as well as two representatives from West Hills Community College District, Kelsey Smith, OER Librarian, and Ron Oxford, Librarian. Join your colleagues to hear more about one group is doing to advance equity and OER offerings in their state. There will be ample time to share the approach your state, system, and/or institutions are taking and to brainstorm new ideas with your peers.
This webinar is open to members of the Alliance and Forum.