Cunningham Memorial Library announces winners of the inaugural Cunningham OER Teaching Award

The Cunningham OER Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching through the adoption, adaption, or creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) in ISU coursework. The awardee(s) is selected annually by the Dean of Library Services based on the recommendations of a multidisciplinary award committee made up of full-time faculty across campus. This new faculty award adds to the growing OER initiatives of the Library, such as the highly successful Textbook Affordability Program.

This year, Prof. Katherine Christie, Senior Instructor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics is recognized for her work in redesigning Spanish 101 through OER adaption. Dr. Michael Williamson, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Engineering and Technology is recognized for his work in redesigning CAD Application for Civil Engineering Technology and Surveying; Highway Design; Traffic Engineering; and Hydrology for Engineering through OER adoption. Both Prof. Christie and Dr. Williamson share their work with their colleagues, which demonstrates the best of Sycamore collegiality. The Library commends this year’s awardees for demonstrating their commitment to student success by employing sound pedagogical principles to deliver affordable education.

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