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Statewide Open Educational Resources Summit

Open Educational Resources (OER) Impacts: Faculty’s Role in Student Success

Event Details

What: Statewide Open Educational Resources Summit
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: State Historical Society of Missouri, 605 Elm St., Columbia, MO 65201
Cost to attend: FREE (breakfast, lunch and drinks provided)


All attendees will receive an OER giveaway item and have the chance to win door prizes!

Register now:

The registration deadline is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 

For more information, please contact your local OER Coordinator or

Summit Agenda

Download a printable version of the summit agenda (PDF).

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. Registration opens Hulston Lobby (continental breakfast available)
9:30 a.m. Welcome Cook Hall
9:45 a.m.

Keynote address

Mark McBride
Library Senior Strategist
Office of Library and Information Services
The State University of New York

Sponsored by MOBIUS Consortium

Cook Hall
11:15 a.m. Break  
11:30 a.m. Lunch and student panel Cook Hall
12:30 p.m.

Breakout session 1

Faculty Panel – Efforts to Move Entire Departments to OER

Teaching without Texts: A Venture into the Use of Digital Resources

The State of Course Material Affordability and How it is Changing

Librarian Support for Open Educational Resources


Cook Hall,

Hamra Classroom,

Barnes Boardroom,

Plassmeyer Classroom

1:30 p.m. Break  
1:45 p.m.

Breakout session 2

Tips from the Field! Faculty Experiences with OER Adoption, Adaption, or Creation

Addressing Common Concerns about Open Educational Resources

Beyond the Textbook: Exploring OER in its Many Forms

Finding the Right OER: Starting with what You Want to Accomplish


Cook Hall,

Hamra Classroom,

Plassmeyer Classroom,

Barnes Boardroom

2:45 p.m. Closing Cook Hall
3:00 p.m. Dismiss  

About the Keynote Speaker

Mark McBride
Mark is currently the Library Senior Strategist in the Office of Library and Information Services at SUNY System Administration. He is a thought leader in higher education, with a track record as a change agent. He is a connector, bringing institutions and people together around ideas and innovations. In his role at the SUNY System, he works to align the goals of the SUNY Libraries with the broader system priorities, with a particular focus on the future of scholarly communication. He is an Open Education advocate and believes in the unfettered access to content for researchers and learners. Mark is at the center of the Open Educational Resource and Open Access efforts in SUNY.

He is co-founder of the Open Education Research Lab at the University at Buffalo and his research interests focus on the impact OER has on teaching and learning. He serves on the Open Education Advisory Council for SPARC, the Executive Council for the Every Learner Everywhere project sponsored by Intentional futures (IF), the Advisory Council for LibreText, the Board of the SUNY Libraries Consortium, and the Innovative Instruction Research Council (IIRC) for SUNY.

Lodging Recommendations

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia at the University of Missouri
1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard
(573) 214-2222
(about 1.8 miles from venue)

Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East
3100 Interstate 70 Drive Southeast
(573) 441-0090
(about 3.5 miles from venue)

Parking Recommendations

State Historical Society of Missouri - 605 Elm Street, Columbia, MO 65201
***Limited parking available 

6th & Cherry Street Garage (Recommended Parking) - 555 Locust Street, Columbia, MO 65201
***Parking will cost 50 cents per hour.  Machines accept cash, credit, and debit, or you can pay with the mobile app (

5th & Walnut Parking Garage (Overflow Parking) - 500 East Walnut Street, Columbia, MO 65201
***Parking will cost 50 cents per hour.  Machines accept cash, credit, and debit, or you can pay with the mobile app (

Please visit our interactive map for more information:  Parking Map

Printable Map:  Click Here

Summit Steering Committee

Thank you to the Summit Steering Committee:

  • Joe Askins – University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Scott Curtis – University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Sarah Fancher – Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Jaleh Fazelian – University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Andy Goodman – University of Missouri System
  • Stephanie Hallam – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Jacob Kreutz – University of Missouri System
  • Carrie Nicholson – University of Missouri System
  • Jeannette Pierce – University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Dale Sanders – University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Lindsay Schmitz – University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Tracy Stout – Missouri State University
  • Lindsey Turner – University of Missouri System
  • Christina Virden MOBIUS
  • Roger Weaver – Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • Mara Woody – Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

Sponsored by the MOBIUS, Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development and the University of Missouri System.

Reviewed 2021-06-09