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UTA CARES: Open Education at UTA: Home

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.

UTA CARES Membership

Coalition membership for the 2017-18 academic year. Contact Michelle Reed at for additional information about the Coalition and our work. Slides from the fall meeting are available on SlideShare.

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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

Video Introduction to Open Education

Dr. Robin DeRosa, a professor at Plymouth State University, explains how open education reduces barriers to education, empowers learners, and connects the academy to the world that it serves.