Some really good news for OER in SUNY is the quest for an Executive Director for OER at SUNY Geneseo! This position will administer and coordinate operations and the strategic direction for Open SUNY Textbooks (OST) and SUNY OER Services (SOS). The application deadline was October 10th and preliminary interviews will begin ASAP.
This position is made possible by the visionary commitment of fiscal resources and administrative support for OER from the SUNY Office of the Provost, in particular Carey Hatch, Associate Provost of ATIS, and Paul Schacht, Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at Geneseo.
With Tompkins Cortland Community College leading the way in successful implementation of OER, several other SUNY campuses are making strong inroads as well. The Executive Director of Open SUNY Textbooks & SUNY OER Services will provide system-wide leadership in OER for all SUNY campuses, thereby optimizing the collaborations and synergies already happening. At last count, the adoption of open textbooks has saved SUNY students over $840,000!