Faculty Development Luncheon
Hosted by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Dr. Robert Cummings
Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric
University of Mississippi
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Student Union Ballroom
Lunch begins at 11:45 am, the Presentation will begin at 12:00 pm.
A complimentary lunch will be provided.
Have you heard about Open Educational Resources? How about Open Educational Practices? Are you frustrated with the cost of textbooks? Attend this faculty development luncheon presentation to learn about how you can apply for up to $4,000 in grant funding to convert a class to OER. Also learn about current research in to the effectiveness of teaching with Open Educational Resources, and how this practice has been demonstrated to correlate with lower D,W,F, rates, higher persistence, and greater degree completion. Questions, skeptics, publishers, and bookstore representatives are especially welcome.
Please RSVP Online by 5:00 PM, Thursday, October 11, 2018.
If you require special assistance related to a disability, please contact the
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at 662-915-1391.
Robert Cummings serves as Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi. In 2006 he earned the PhD in English from the University of Georgia, with a focus on the connections between rhetoric, composition, and digital technology. His first book was the co-edited volume Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom with Matt Barton, (U of Michigan P digitalculturebooks: 2008). His most recent book is Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia (Vanderbilt UP, 2009), which won the 2010 MLA Mina Shaughnessy award. More recently he has won grants to promote Open Educational Resources and online composition. Similarly, he has served Wikipedia community, Wikimedia Foundation, and Wiki Ed Foundation as a frequent consultant on matters pertaining to higher education. His recent projects have included launching the open access journal Wiki Studies and researching open education practices.