Shifting Paradigms: Re-Imagining Student Success
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Friday, April 6 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Thriving at Roxbury Community College & Beyond: The OER Initiative

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Since 2003, Roxbury Community College (RCC) has required a three-credit college experience course (ACS) in all of its degree and certificate programs.  The course is designed to provide students the tools for improving course work in all subject areas.  As important as the course is for student retention, the cost of the textbook has risen over the last decade. For many students, the inability to purchase textbooks can be a deterrent to their success. The Massachusetts Community College Go Open Statewide Initiative provided grant funding to faculty across the state to create or adapt an Open Education Resources (OER) for use in the classroom. This session describes how four faculty from RCC adapted the ACS textbook as an OER as a cost saving measure to support student learning.


Loretta Minor

Coordinator of Transfer Services, Roxbury Community College
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Dr. Kimberly Rogers

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Roxbury Community College
Kimberly R. Rogers is the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Roxbury Community College. Dr. Rogers has held academic appointments at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Université de Haute Alsace in France. Prior... Read More →

Jennie Thrash

Adjunct Faculty, Roxbury Community College
Presenters with more than one half of a century teaching, advising and course design experience are: Jennie Thrash who lead the Advising Center for Roxbury Community College and advocated for students' success in creating better curriculum and programs at the college.

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
M-211 Melville Hall

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