College of the Holy Cross 
Worcester, MA 01610  



Dakin Burdick 
New England Faculty Development Consortium 

New England Faculty Development Consortium

Fall 2017 Conference 

The OER Initiative: Working Towards Availability, Accessibility, and Affordability

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
November 17, 2017

Panel Discussants

Tom Thibodeau, Assistant Provost, New England Institute of Technology



Sue Tashjian, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Northern Essex Community College



Donna Maturi, Coordinator of Library Services, Middlesex Community College


The ever-increasing cost of college is arguably the most serious problem in higher education. One of the most impactful ways to address the cost of education is through the adoption or creation of Open Educational Resources (OER). OER represents a global movement to bring quality educational materials free of cost to students everywhere. It also represents an important collaboration between instructors, librarians, and administrators at many colleges and schools.  

OER work brings challenges around issues such as quality control and content licensing--as well as faculty adoption, student learning and retention. Please join us for a conference on this very important initiative.

Please check to see if your school is a current member before registering. Faculty and staff at institutions with an NEFDC membership for 2017-2018 receive a member's discount for both fall and spring conferences. Become a member for this year