Open Education in the Northeast States

Click on a state to learn more about its efforts towards supporting Open Education.

NEBHE Report
Open Education Policies in the Northeast

Lindsey Gumb, Fellow for Open Education
Released December 2020

While there is no one-size-fits-all policy, model or practice in Open Education, several New England states engaged in this work have identified and demonstrated practical approaches to successfully advance initiatives at both the state and institution level. This regional analysis shares exemplars and observations of sound practices observed by NEBHE Fellow for Open Education, Lindsey Gumb.

OER State Policy Playbook

The OER State Policy Playbook provides policy recommendations for U.S. state legislators interested in tackling college affordability through OER. Download this resource and share it with interested policymakers.

OER State Policy Tracker

Updated weekly during the legislative season, this page tracks the latest state-by-state policy activity relevant to the SPARC community, along with policies enacted in past years. SPARC’s state policy tracking is done in conjunction with Foresight Law + Policy.

Open Education Advisory Committee

Under the direction of its Open Education Advisory Committee, comprised of higher education leaders representing the six New England states, New Jersey and New York, NEBHE has begun its initial work to address the following identified priorities: Policy DevelopmentPractitioner Support, and Leadership Awareness & Engagement.

Read more about the advisory committee & access meeting minutes below:

Statement of Intent

Meeting minutes

Northeast OER Landscape Summary

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Advisory Committee Members:

(CT) Kevin Corcoran, Executive Director of Digital Learning, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities

(CT) Jay Rozgonyi, Associate Vice Provost for Innovation, Fairfield University

(MA) Susan Tashjian, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Northern Essex Community College

(MA) Curt Newton, Director of OpenCourseWare, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

(MA) Robert Awkward, Director of Learning Outcomes & Assessment, Mass Department of Higher Education

(MA) Kelly Jo Woodside, Consultant, Massachusetts Library System

(ME) David Nutty, University Librarian & Director of Libraries, University of Southern Maine

(ME) Thomas Edwards, Provost, Thomas College

(NH) Robin DeRosa, Director, Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative, Plymouth State University

(NH) Hannah Davidson, Campus Accessibility Services Assistant, Plymouth State University

(NJ) Eric Taylor, Director, Office of Licensure, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

(NY) Michael Daly, Director of Operations, SUNY OER Services

(RI) Dragan Gill, Reference Librarian, Rhode Island College

(RI) Heather Miceli, Adjunct professor, Johnson & Wales University and Roger Williams University

(VT) Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Middlebury College