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Inclusive Access is a ‘by course’ course materials acquisitions model where students enrolled in a particular section or course are provided with their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Students are not required to come out of pocket for their course materials as a reduced cost course materials fee is charged to their Bursar account.
Equitable Access is ‘whole campus’ course materials acquisitions model where every student in every section of every course across the entire campus is provided with their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Student Bursar accounts are charged a single flat fee for all their course materials regardless of course or program type.
Creative Commons defines open educational resources (OER) as “teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain or (b) in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities”. Unlike Inclusive and Equitable Access, OER uses grant funding to create, curate, and make materials free to students. OER content is created by faculty members or other subject matter experts and not through traditional course materials publishers.
Addressing Retention Theory Through Equitable Access If you have any familiarity with higher education, you have some idea of luminary
For this guest blog, I have asked Kate Holvoet, MLIS and Ben Compton from San Diego State University to share
What If We Started Over? Rashad Nelms, Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and Innovation at Indiana