One ton is a lot – 2,000 pounds – and that’s how much data we have on the impact of the statewide textbook affordability and open education program in Oregon. Join Amy Hofer, Statewide Open Education Program Director, for a tour of recent reports on our grants and professional development programs; statewide policy implementation; and per-institution participation. We’ll talk about metrics, tools, and approaches to data collection along with how we can use this information to advance program goals.
- On-Time Course Materials Adoption Report: The purpose of the on-time course materials adoption policy is to provide transparent cost information to students at the point of registration so they can plan their entire budget for the upcoming term. This report shows that Oregon’s public community colleges and universities are making progress in communicating costs to students.
- Estimated 2021-23 Student Savings in No-Cost/Low-Cost Courses: Courses with the no-cost and low-cost designation in the schedule at 20 institutions are estimated to have saved 900,000 students (by headcount) in 50,000 course sections $70 million in two academic years.
- Evaluating Oregon’s Textbook Affordability Policies: Ramona Bias, Adriana Flowers, Esmeralda Flores, Tram Anh Hoang, and Katie Inger, Master of Public Administration students at the University of Oregon School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, completed a capstone research study on the effectiveness of textbook affordability policy implementation at Oregon’s 24 public community colleges and universities.
- 2021-23 Grant Projects Complete: The 71 OER grant projects in the 2021-23 cohort represent 27 institutions and saved 9,160 Oregon students over $1.2 million in 78 courses, approximately $2.89 in student savings for each $1 of grant money spent.
- Continuing Savings from Past OER Grants (Third Report): In the five OER grant programs for which past data is available, the estimated cumulative student savings is $23,080,669 since 2015, or about $14 in student savings per program dollar spent.
- 2023 OER Review Workshop Report: OER review workshops have resulted in an estimated $13,789,700 in student savings since 2015, representing $51.44 in student savings per program dollar spent.
- 2023 Course Redesign Sprint Report: 171 instructors who participated in the course redesign sprint since 2019 have saved 18,677 students an estimated $1,995,637.
This webinar takes place from 12-1 PM Pacific time, November 20, 2023.
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