PCLA 1-Day OER Conference

Muhlenberg College, June 7, 2023


This one-day conference is supported by funding from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation to the Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts. It brings together faculty, staff and students who received grants in 2022-23 to pursue innovative OER projects at Gettysburg College, Juniata College, Lafayette College, Muhlenberg College, and Ursinus College.

The work of designing, producing, integrating, and adapting OERs and engaging in open educational practices is inherently collaborative. The goal of this conference is to provide space not only for reporting on existing projects, but to imagine possibilities for shared innovation and collaboration in open educational practices in the future.


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8:30-9:00 am Arrive to campus, coffee and light morning refreshments [Trexler Library Concourse]

9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks: President Kathleen Harring [Trexler Library Concourse]

9:15-10:30 am Grant Project Report-Outs [Trexler Library Concourse]

Brief description of project, challenges, discoveries, next steps [Trexler Library Concourse]

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-11:30 am Morning Discussion Tracks [Fahy Commons, Rooms will be marked]

  • Students as Collaborators and Co-Creators
  • Recognizing / Incentivizing OERs
  • Open 

11:30-12:15 Discussion Track Report-Outs / Insights [Fahy Commons, room 118]

12:30-1:45 pm Lunch [Hoffman House, 325 N. 23rd Street]

Invited Keynote Speaker: Professor Jasmine Roberts-Crews

Professor Jasmine Roberts-Crews is a renowned open education leader and professor in the School of  Communication at The Ohio State University. She has served as faculty for the AAC&U OER Institute. Professor Roberts-Crews specifically teaches strategic communication classes and her advocacy work centers on the experiences of people of color, women, and queer communities. She has delivered numerous talks across the nation on the subjects of social justice in higher education, digital activism, and inclusive pedagogy/communication.

2:00 – 2:45 pm Afternoon Discussion Tracks [Fahy Commons, Rooms will be marked]

  • Partnerships, Plans, Policies
  • Models and Strategies for Sustaining OER Initiatives
  • Open 

2:45-3:30 pm Discussion Track Report-Outs / Insights [Fahy Commons, room 118]

3:30-4:30 pm Reception and Closing Remarks with Provost Laura Furge [Fahy Commons Deck]


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The address for navigation is 2400 W Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104.

Here is a marked, printable campus map with Trexler Library, Fahy Commons, the Hoffman House, and nearby parking:

Keynote: Sustaining Justice in Open Education During Challenging Times

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Photograph of Professor Roberts-Crews

We are delighted to share that Professor Jasmine Roberts-Crews will be our honored speaker.

Professor Roberts-Crews is a lecturer in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University, and has served as OER Institute faculty for AAC&U. You can read more about her work in open education pedagogy here: