June 29 – July 1
Long Beach, CA

California Consortium for Equitable Change at Hispanic Serving Institutions (CC ECHO) Project Showcase

All Audiences

Awarded the 2020 U.S. Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot 3-year grant, the California Consortium for Equitable Change at Hispanic Serving Institutions (CC ECHO) is developing culturally relevant OER and faculty training materials to meet the critical needs of postsecondary students at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Allan Hancock, College of the Canyons, College of Marin, and West Hills College Lemoore are the four community colleges that lead this consortium. In development are 20 OERs for high-impact courses that are being created through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens to ensure that students’ lived experiences are included and cultural biases can be identified and removed. Initial projects include an Ethnic Studies textbook, Structural Racism Guidebook for Faculty, Computer Organization, Kinesiology, and OER and equity training modules for staff and faculty. Dissemination of OER and training materials is targeted at faculty and students at California Community Colleges and federally recognized urban and rural HSIs, emerging HSIs, and national colleges and universities.

Join this presentation of faculty leaders and textbook authors who are developing the OER and teaching with these new, current, and flexible resources. They will share best practices for OER development, including peer review processes, involving students, and how to find and adopt the new openly licensed instructional materials.

Session Outcomes:

  • Learn about completed and upcoming CC ECHO OER projects.
  • Ensure that diverse voices and perspectives are represented in OER.
  • Understand how a college can adopt grant-created OER and faculty training.
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