2020 Keynote Panel Announced!

Sue Tashjian/ February 29, 2020/ Uncategorized

The conference planning committee is pleased to announce this year’s keynote panel featuring Dr. MJ Bishop, Associate Vice Chancellor of the University System of Maryland, Ann Fiddler, Open Education Librarian at the City University of New York, and Mark McBride, Library Senior Strategist at the State University of New York. 

The panel will discuss their roles in scaling and sustaining Open Education efforts that positively impact student success across their systems and nationally as co-founders of the DOERS3 Network – “Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success”.

mj bishop Dr. M.J. Bishop is Associate Vice Chancellor and inaugural director of the University System of Maryland’s William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, which was established in 2013 to create a collaborative culture of academic innovation that catalyzes new ways of thinking about student success, translates ideas into action, and scales and sustains promising practices. The Kirwan Center leverages the power of multi-institutional collaboration to increase access, affordability, and achievement of high-quality credentials for Maryland students. As Director, Dr. Bishop is leading statewide initiatives in open educational resources, analytics, digital badging, adaptive learning, high-impact practices, academic integrity, and online education. Since coming to the USM in 2013, the Kirwan Center has been awarded grants totaling over $10M in support of a variety of initiatives aimed at exploring the role that state-level consortia can play in advancing institutional efforts to improve student success.

Ann Fiddler is the Open Education Librarian for the City University of New York in the Office of the Dean of Library Services. This office supports 32 libraries across 24 campuses in the 5 boroughs of New York City. Ann has been overseeing Open Educational Resource initiatives across the university since 2014. She has been the principal investigator for grants in support of OER from Achieving the Dream, The Gates Foundation, and The Public Interest Technology Network. She is currently leading the University-wide OER Initiative generously funded by New York State.

Mark McBride is the Library Senior Strategist in the Office of Library and Information Services at SUNY System Administration. In his role at the SUNY System, he works to align the goals of the SUNY Libraries with the broader system priorities. He is an Open Education advocate and believes in the unfettered access to content for researchers and learners. Mark is at the center of the Open Educational Resource and Open Access efforts in SUNY.

He is co-founder of the Open Education Research Lab at the University at Buffalo and his research interests focus on the impact OER has on teaching and learning. He serves on the Open Education Advisory Council for SPARC, the Executive Council for the Courseware in Context (CWiC), the Board of the SUNY Libraries Consortium, and the Innovative Instruction Research Council (IIRC) for SUNY.

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