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New Explorations in Teaching - Pre-Conference Workshop

  • When: Thursday, February 15th
  • Where: The University of Akron’s Bierce Library, Room 154
  • Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Workshop Schedule

9:00 - 9:15 am Registration
9:15 - 10:00 am Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals
10:00 - 11:00 am Identifying obstacles to open textbook adoptions (activity)
11:00 - 11:15 am Break
11:15 - 12:15 pm Workshop training on affordability, student academic success
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 pm Creative Commons / Copyright
1:45 - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 - 2:30 pm Developing programs on your local campus
  • Strategies for addressing common challenges
  • Developing Incentives
  • Tools & resources for open textbook programming: Open Textbook Library / OhioLINK
2:30 - 3:00 pm What do I do now?
  • Actions you can take (activity)
  • Customizing Your Deck
  • Local workshop logistics / Coordination with OhioLINK
  • Closing

Workshop Presenters

Mandi Goodsett

  • OhioLINK Affordable Learning Ambassador
  • Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian, Cleveland State University
  • a.goodsett@csuohio.edu

Mary Hricko, Ph.D.

  • OhioLINK Affordable Learning Ambassador
  • Professor, University Libraries, Library Director at Kent State University Geauga and Regional Academic Center
  • mhricko@kent.edu

Steve Kaufman, M.Ed.

  • OhioLINK Affordable Learning Ambassador
  • Senior Instructional Designer/Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, The University of Akron
  • skaufman@uakron.edu
  • @steveekaufman

Workshop Parking

  • Lot 24S
  • 301-331 E Buchtel Ave
  • Akron, OH 44304

Note: There is a parking lot that says visitor parking across the street from the North Campus Parking Deck. Do not park there, as you will have to pay an hourly rate. The parking pass provided will allow you to park in any other deck or surface lot.

Download Printable Parking Pass

Additional Notes

There is a Starbucks located in the main lobby of the Library if you would like something to eat / drink for breakfast. Lunch is provided.

If you have any questions regarding the pre-conference workshop, please contact Steve Kaufman at skaufman@uakron.edu or 330-972-6874.