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Wednesday, October 20 • 11:45am - 12:25pm
The OER Advocate Skillset

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Passion alone isn’t enough. While many OER initiatives are born out of the passion of one or two individuals on campus, for the initiative to take off and thrive they will inevitably need to recruit others and build a coalition. Without that, burnout can be quick and fierce. Though this may sound negative, there are tried and true methods and tools used by other OER advocates that have helped build lasting initiatives and maintain momentum. These various skills and supports help create successful OER advocates, and ultimately, avoid burnout. This conversational session will encourage participants to consider their messaging strategy, their support networks, their change management strategy, and their self-care practices to grow and sustain their OER initiatives.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Consider various audiences and tailor messaging regarding the benefits of Open
  • Explore various methods to coalition building/collaboration
  • Develop support networks
  • Consider and apply change management strategies
  • Consider and apply self-care techniques

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Kevin Corcoran

Associate Vice President of Digital Learning, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
Kevin Corcoran is the Associate Vice President of Digital Learning for the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System (CSCU). Kevin is responsible for the development and support of system-wide strategies for the effective use of digital learning tools and content that focuses... Read More →
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Jillian Maynard

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Central Connecticut State University

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Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:45am - 12:25pm EDT
Room D