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AOER Statewide Public Institutions Boot Camp






The University of Missouri (UM) System is hosting an Open Education Resources Boot Camp as a continuation of the Open Education Resources Summit that was hosted in March. In response to requests heard at the summit, this conference serves as an opportunity for continued collaboration with others who will be implementing Open Education Resources.

Conference Details

  • In this workshop, Nicole Finkbeiner will draw on her experiences working with over 200+ colleges and universities on their OER initiatives, as well as her marketing background, to guide participants through a process to create or refresh their marketing efforts and strategy around encouraging faculty to adopt OER. Each participant will walk away with a plan to increase OER use at their institution.
  • Date: October 16 – 17, 2018
  • Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 1225 Fellow’s Place Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201


To register for the conference, complete our Qualtrics form.


Special rates are available to conference attendees who book a room at the event location, The Statewide Public Institutions OER Boot Camp will take place at the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia. If you will be traveling out of town for the conference and would like to reserve a room, you can make your reservations online with your preferred method of payment.

Featured Speaker

Director of Institutional Relations Nicole Finkbeiner, Openstax, Rice University

Nicole Finkbeiner is the Associate Director of Institutional Relations for Rice University’s free textbook initiative, OpenStax, where she focuses on developing and managing the relationships with faculty adopters and administrators. A graduate of Kellogg Community College, Western Michigan University and Michigan State University, Finkbeiner worked in college relations for community colleges prior to joining OpenStax. When not promoting Open Educational Resources, she fills her time working on civil rights issues, reading, working out and dragging her friends to random cultural events.


Conference Schedule

Day 1: October 16

1:00 p.m.


Jana Moore



President Choi

  Getting to Know You (Network)

Workshop Begins, Nicole Finkbeiner

  • Identifying where you’re currently at with your OER initiative
  • Building internal support
  • Identifying the most effective leader(s) for your OER initiative
2:40 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.

Workshop Resumes, Nicole Finkbeiner

  • Direct vs indirect tactics Identifying your goals


Grace Atkins

4:45 p.m.

Student Savings Due to OER

Dale Sanders and Sherry Pollard



Jana Moore

5:30 p.m. Reception

Day 2: October 17

8:00 a.m.


Jana Moore

  Getting to Know More of You (Network)

Workshop Begins, Nicole Finkbeiner

  • Features vs. benefits
  • Active role advocacy
  • Planning an effective year of OER efforts
  • Identifying what’s working and not working to increase OER use at your institution
10:10 a.m. Break

Workshop Resumes

  • Developing a plan for this coming year
  • Planning ahead for your OER efforts

Closing , Jana Moore

  • Food for the road - Holding each other accountable?
11:45 a.m. Lunch

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the conference or registration, reach out to the UM System Office of Academic Affairs at umoer@umsystem.edu.

Reviewed 2018-09-12.