Archived Webinar: A Not-Boring Tour of State OER Policies

By | February 21, 2024

This webinar discusses Oregon’s advocacy for increased program funding for our statewide textbook affordability program. Oregon’s state policies will be put in the context of the nation-wide OER State Policy Tracker maintained by SPARC, along with a current analysis of the policies in the tracker. We’ll address some common questions that come up relating to legislation and take direct action relating to Oregon’s 2024 short session.

About our panelists:

  • Liliana Diaz, Senior Policy Analyst, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), works on a diverse range of activities including policy research on higher education-related topics, developing and sustaining relationships with external stakeholders, and conceptualizing and executing short- and long-term collaborative projects with states.
  • Nick Keough is the Legislative Director for the Oregon Student Association, and a graduate of Lane Community College and the University of Oregon.
  • Casey McCoy-Simmons is an OER Policy and Legislative Analysis Consultant for NCOER and a Ph.D. candidate of higher education at the University of Denver.

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