Kimberly Davies Hoffman and Alexis Clifton are co-editors of a forthcoming anthology on open pedagogy in higher education, stemming from case studies from across the US. With a focus on projects that involve faculty and library collaborations, the book’s chapters model ways to implement open pedagogy in small- and large-scale ways. Whether your goal is replacing a traditional publisher textbook, having students publish coursework for a broad audience, or asking students to collaborate on the design of a course, this discussion will encourage you to find productive partners and start planning ideas for greater student agency immediately.
Kimberly Davies Hoffman serves as the University of Rochester’s Head of Outreach, Learning, and Research Services at the River Campus Libraries. With interests in engaging pedagogy, instructional design, assessment, and creating professional development opportunities, she has been a founding member for programs like LILAC, the 3Ts, and RYSAG. Current projects include her participation in the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, and a grant-based digital collection of case studies highlighting faculty’s teaching with technology (DigITaL, Digital Ideas in Teaching and Learning). Kimberly earned her MLS at the University at Buffalo and a BA in French and International Relations at the University of New Hampshire.
Alexis Clifton is a long-time open education advocate. Building from her first experiences using OER in her English Composition courses at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, WA, she went on to design open composition courses in the national Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative. She acted as the founding Executive Director of SUNY OER Services, serving all 64 institutions of the State University of New York in the support and development of local campus OER initiatives. She is currently the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Open Education Global. Now working as a Senior Instructional Support Specialist at SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, NY, Alexis specializes in open, accessible, and inclusive course design to expand educational opportunities for everyone. She earned a BA in English Literature and Language from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and an MA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University.