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Open Education at UTA: Coalition

UTA's Coalition for Alternative Resources in Education for Students (CARES) is a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders from across campus who are working together to raise awareness of alternatives to high-cost, commercial textbooks, such as open educational resources (OER) and other free or low-cost options. In addition to sharing information about these alternatives with our campus partners, the group is responsible for providing input and guidance on the university's open education initiatives.

Stop the Sticker Shock

 During Open Education Week 2017, UTA Libraries set up a display in the University Center to raise awareness of open textbooks and hosted a "Free the Textbook" party. View the album.

Textbook Hero Nomination Award Winner

UTA students were asked to nominate Textbook Heroes, teachers who have adopted free or low-cost resources in their courses. Ellen Dinh was one of the winners for her nomination of Dr. Jonathan Abel (history).

UTA CARES Membership

 Slides from the fall meeting of Coalition members are available on SlideShare.

Back Row (left to right) Front Row (left to right)

Paul Beaulieu

Area Director, UTA Bookstore

Kelly Visnak

Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication, UTA Libraries

Jaime Palma

Assistant Director for Testing and Technology, Office for Students with Disabilities

Ava Nell Harris

Content Delivery Librarian, UTA Libraries

Toni Sol

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

John Adams

Associate Professor, College of Business

Melissa Walsh

Lecturer, College of Science

Shiva Mirsaeedi

Course Materials Manager, UTA Bookstore

Meghna Tare

Executive Director, Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact

Katie Gosa

Undergraduate, Study Body President

Michelle Reed

Open Education Librarian, UTA Libraries

Laura Wolf

Assistant Director, University College

Peggy Semingson

Associate Professor, College of Education

Amber Raley (not pictured)

Graduate Student, College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs

Adoption Support Team

Common Course Team

This team leads efforts to match OER with Texas Common Course Numbers. Interested in joining the team? Contact Michelle Reed.

Grant Selection Team

This team oversees the UTA CARES grant program.

Student Project Team

This team of undergraduate students leads outreach efforts to increase awareness of OER. Interested in joining the team? Contact Michelle Reed.

Ursula Abdala

Katie Gosa

Britney Keza

Agnes Olatunji