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  • The Access Paradox

    Hard sciences often have the greatest barriers between educational resources and students or educators. At CUNY, much work needs to be done to offer pathways through these barriers. 

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  • Apply now! Open Pedagogy Fellowship – Winter and Spring 2022

    Open Pedagogy Fellowship – Apply by Monday 10/18/21 at 5pm EST  The Library seeks applications for the Open Pedagogy Fellowship, each carrying a $2000 stipend. There are two Fellowship cohorts: one in Winter 2022 and another in Spring 2022. Please review the dates below carefully […]

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  • Cultivating a Philosophy of Open Pedagogy

    The fellowship helped me realize that even the relatively quotidian pedagogical process of assembling a syllabus can be a point of resistance against the corporatization and commodification of knowledge.

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  • Open Pedagogy in Theatre Arts

    As I continued to learn about open pedagogy, I felt like I had finally found an articulated educational and teaching philosophy that encompassed so many of the goals that I was trying to achieve as an educator.

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  • Teaching (Hispanic) Cultures and Literatures in Translation with OA and OER

    I have decided to actively reflect with my students on the problems associated with availability and copyright, and that we face as researchers and students of contemporary cultures and literature in translation.

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  • The Copyright Challenge

    I’ve had the opportunity to teach a number of different classes on Latin America at City, Queens, and Lehman, but when I want to include works by scholars from the region, many of the most thought-provoking or relevant works are not available in English, and they may or may not be accessible in the U.S. How do I teach about decolonizing knowledge when I can’t put it into practice?

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  • Open Pedagogy and Social Work Education

    I have the privilege of teaching Research Methods to social work students who are driven not only to learn about research, but to challenge structural oppression. I want to develop the knowledge and skills to respond intelligently (and with intent) when students push me to disrupt the classist education system by incorporating open pedagogical approaches.

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  • My Journey of Making Education Affordable

    Borrowing textbooks from the library, photocopying, or finding a free PDF version have always been the best options to enable me to continue my education while living a financially sound life. As I became an adjunct lecturer of Physics and Mathematics at CUNY, I saw students in a similar situation in every course.

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  • open/ings

    OA and OER are a good that's not good enough; but we can use them as tools to foreground again and again the vital fact that we are forming all kinds of new relationships right here in the present. “Open” access or OER isn’t one thing, it's one tactic among many we can use to alter our relationship to time, to space, to each other.

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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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