ATI 2017 and the Open Education Initiative – Call for Applications

Each year faculty from each of the USNH institutions (Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire) are selected through an application process to attend the annual USNH Academic Technology Institute (ATI). This year the ATI will be hosted by Plymouth State University, May 31-June 2 (from Wednesday morning to noon, Friday). The theme for this year’s event is Open Education: Pedagogy & Scholarship in a Connected Environment and focuses on open educational resources, open pedagogy and open access publishing.

The faculty selected to attend the three-day event will take-on a role of faculty ambassador and commit to a year-long project that includes at least one of the primary areas of Open Education outlined below. A list of KSC  ATI alumni can be found here.

Open Education Resources (OER):
Open educational resources (OER) are instructional resources created and shared in ways so that more people have access to them. That’s a different model than traditionally-copyrighted materials. OER are defined as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.” (Hewlett Foundation) Examples: textbooks, course materials, tutorials, simulations.

Open Pedagogy:
“Looking at open pedagogy as a general philosophy of [Open Education] in all elements of the pedagogical process, while messy, provides some interesting possibilities. Open is a purposeful path towards connection and community. Open pedagogy could be considered as a blend of strategies, technologies, and networked communities that make the process and products of education more transparent, understandable, and available to all the people involved.” (Tom Woodward). Examples: student blogs, student publishing, annotating the web, student-driven course content.

Open Access:
Open access refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access (e.g., access tolls) and free of many restrictions on use (e.g. certain copyright and license restrictions). Open access can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed academic journal articles, conference papers, theses, book chapters, course syllabi.

Robin DeRosa, Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Plymouth State University and an ATI alumna, talks about Open Education and the ways in which faculty can think about how it aligns with their teaching and scholarship.

If selected as a faculty ambassador, prior to the ATI you (or your 2-person team) will be asked to submit a draft Open Education Project Plan. You will have opportunities and support during ATI to work on your project plan with the expectation that the majority of the actual project work will occur over the summer in preparation for a fall (or spring) course. Support continue through the duration of your project (May 2018).

Faculty selected must be available for the entire ATI schedule. In addition, the group will decide on three follow-up meetings:

  • one in the fall 2017 semester to share work in progress with campus colleagues;
  • one in January 2018 to reconnect with USNH faculty ambassadors to share findings from their projects;
  • one in the spring 2018 semester to provide an update which may highlight more detailed assessment findings than in previous events.

The stipend for faculty fellows for the year-long Institute is $2,000 paid in two installments: $1,000 for the submission of the Open Education Project Plan due by the end of June 2017 (exact date tbd) and $1000 at the end of the spring 2018 semester.

For participation consideration, please apply here. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 19th. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by Friday, April 21st.

We hope you will join us for this system-wide educational event where you can directly participate in shaping Open Education in New Hampshire and beyond!

Please contact Jenny Darrow with questions about ATI 2017:

Academic Technology Institute Alumni

The Academic Technology Institute (ATI) was established in 2011 to bring faculty together from all 4 University System of New Hampshire institutions to explore pedagogy, tools and new thinking around the use of technology in a teaching and learning environment. Nearly 250 faculty have participated to date!

2016 (host KSC)
Angela Barlow, Bill Bendix, Eric Carpenter, Amber Davisson, Fitni Destani, Jen Ditkoff, Cynthia Hays, Patrick Hickey, Emily McGill-Rutherford, Susan Whittemore

2015 (host GSC)
John Couture, Nashla Feres, Rose Kundanis, Hank Knight, Mark Long, John Lund,
Alyssa Marinaccio, Irene McGarrity, Amanda Scull, Dena Shields

2014 (host UNH)
Chitra Akkoor, Angela Barlow, Ellen Nuffer, Lisa Prospert, Lynn Richardson, Emily Robins-Sharpe, Wanda Swiger, Scot Ward, Griselda Witkowski, Joe Witkowski.

2013 (host PSU)
Debbie Black, Chris Burke, Karen Cangialosi, Julio DelSesto, Fitni Destani, Mike Goudzwaard, Amanda Guthorn, Judy Lister, Nigel Malcolm, Peggy Walsh.

2012 (host KSC)
Elizabeth Dolinger, Lisa Hix, Darrell Hucks, Craig Lindsay, Ted Mann, Niall Moran, Tanya Sturtz, Craig Sylvern, Debra White-Stanley, Susan Whittemore.

2011 (host GSC)
Leigh Corrette, Jen Ditkoff, Bill Fleeger, Dick Jardine, Kathy Johnson, John Lund, Allyson Mount, Celine Perron, Nancy Ritchie, Barbara Ware.

Open Education Spring Speaker Series

The Mason Library-Academic Technology and the KSC Academic Technology Steering Committee are proud to sponsor an exciting series of speakers in the celebration of the international Year of Open 2017.

The campus community is invited to attend the Open Education Speaker Series beginning Thursday, February 9th Thursday, March 2nd with Dr. Robin DeRosa (Professor and Chair Interdisciplinary Studies, Plymouth State University) who will deliver a keynote about public education, student access, affordability and the role each and every one of us at KSC plays to put “public” back in public higher education.

As part of the Year of Open, we have invited faculty practitioners, students, and experts in the area of digital identity to talk about their experiences teaching and learning in a connected world. Please mark your calendar and consider bringing your students to learn more about Open Education. If you need a primer, check out this short video that addresses 3 areas of OpenEd.

Open Education Spring Speaker Series

Andrew Rikard (Davidson College) and Erika Bullock (Georgetown University)
Andrew and Erika share their experiences as students in Open Pedagogy courses and using their own web domain spaces. An example of Andrews experience can be found here.
Trust, Power, and Agency: Student Perspectives on Open Pedagogy
Friday, February 24th 12-1pm
Student Center Atrium
Refreshments will be served
Audience: faculty, students, staff and administrators

Dr. Robin DeRosa
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, PSU
Putting the Public Back in Public Education <Recording>
Rescheduled Thursday, March 2nd 4:00 – 5:30pm
Mabel Brown Room
Refreshments will be served
Audience: faculty, students, staff and administrators

Martha Burtis
Director, Digital Knowledge Center and architect of the Domain of One’s Own project, University of Mary Washington
Messy and Chaotic Learning, a Domain of One’s Own <Presentation text>
Friday, March 31st 12:45-2pm 
Science Center 101
Refreshments will be served
Audience: faculty, students, staff and administrators

Dr. Bonnie Stewart
Educator, writer, and social network researcher in the area of Digital Identity, University of Prince Edward Island
Digital Identity and Leading in the Open
Thursday, April 6th 4-5:30pm
Rhodes Hall S203
Refreshments will be served
Audience: faculty, students, staff and administrators