Summer 2022 OER Development and Publications

The Vilas A. Prabhu Center for Academic Excellence is pleased to announce Faculty and Staff Open Educational Resource (OER) publications during Summer 2022. Since 2019 the Vilas A. Prabhu Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) has worked closely with the OER Working Group to provide grant funding and faculty professional development in support of Open Educational Resource (OER) adoption. To date, these collaborative efforts have saved students over 1 million in textbook fees, with faculty adopting free textbooks instead of commercial textbooks.

In further support of this work, the Vilas A. Prabhu Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) worked through various grants to support the publication of the following materials. We invite you to access and use these freely available teaching and learning materials.

Materials to support faculty OER adoption:

Materials to support faculty teaching with OER:


Drs. Ollie Dreon and Nicole Pfannenstiel Guest Co-Edited two special issues of Academic Leader "Spotlight on Open Educational Resources". These special issues highlight and celebrate the Open Educational Resource (OER) endeavors of Millersville faculty in supporting student learning while saving students money. These special issues were made possible through the tireless efforts of OER Working Group members. The articles are published through Academic Leader:  

Part 1

  • "Adopting Open: Promoting Faculty Interest" by Drs. Ollie Dreon, Chris Stieha, and Alex Redcay
  • "Stronger Together: Building Cross-Campus Partnerships" by Dr. Stephanie Pennucci and Mr. Matthew Fox
  • "Fostering Innovation with a Hands-Off Approach" by Drs. Ollie Dreon, Alex Redcay, and James Delle
  • "Supporting and Understanding Open Scholarship" by Drs. Nicole Pfannenstiel, Stephanie Pennucci, and Ms. Krista Higham