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  • Science Writing and OER

    As a disabled scholar and professor, I frequently use scrappy and subversive tactics to survive within the educational industrial complex. I incorporate these tactics into my classes as a way to support my students. One method of academic survival has been to find ways to freely access resources and share that information with my working class students.

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  • The Complete Cost of OER Labor

    At what point do I, or my fellow contingent faculty, set up the possibility of being replaced in assembling an OER course? And, as underpaid university labor, where do you draw the line between increasing your workload and the needs of your students?

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  • Now available: Duke University Press Ebooks

    Building robust print and electronic collections to support teaching and research at The Graduate Center continues to be a top priority for Mina Rees library faculty. We have two announcements to share along those lines, as follows: The library has acquired the Duke University Press […]

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  • Aligning Ideals with Practice Through Open Pedagogy

    I am motivated by the desire to work through questions about what kinds of knowledge are most valued, who can create that knowledge, and for whom and for what purpose that knowledge is created.

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  • First Steps Toward Opening the University

    The kind of knowledge production and circulation that I have been trying to articulate is one based on values such as hacking, collegiality, experimentation, and, of course, openness.

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  • Planned service outage

    Library Service Outage, Sunday, July 11th, 8am – 6pm

    Due to scheduled IT maintenance, the library website, proxy, and blog will be intermittently unavailable on Sunday, July 11th between 8am and 6pm. When off-campus access to GC library databases is interrupted, some databases will still be available via the CUNY-wide list of databases using […]

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  • More Than Skills

    The experience I had in the workshop was far beyond my expectations. I thought I would learn some skills, mostly techniques and skills in how to find and prepare Open Education Resources. In fact, I learned a lot about the philosophy of education.

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  • An Art Historian’s Expedition: Visual Archives and Open Access

    As an art historian and instructor of art history, I look at hundreds of artworks on a weekly basis, but in a contemporary world increasingly mediated by images, nearly all of us come across pictures of some kind everyday. Yet, rarely do we understand where these images come from, who owns them, who has access to them, and if they can be used and shared freely. 

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  • Open Access Takes to the Streets

    Below is the fourteenth and final post in a series by participants in the Winter 2021 Open Pedagogy Fellowship, coordinated by the Mina Rees Library. Fellows will share insight into the process of converting a syllabus to openly-licensed and/or zero-cost resources, as well as their […]

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  • We Can Decide What OER Are For

    This is the first of a series of posts by participants in the Spring 2021 Open Pedagogy Fellowship, coordinated by the Mina Rees Library. Fellows will share insight into the process of converting a syllabus to openly-licensed and/or zero-cost resources, as well as their experiences […]

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