Open Education Symposium Panel: Facilitating Openness at the University: Connecting the Opens + Making Change Happen

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Virginia Tech. University Libraries


This panel discussion begins with brief presentations of several “core open practices”: Open Access, Open Education/Open Educational Resources, and Open Data by experts from the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. Faculty, administration, and student panelists from diverse disciplines will discuss their rationale for exploring and in some cases adopting and championing open practices -- including overlaps in philosophy and values between different types of open practices, perceptions of the value of open practices for individuals, disciplines, and institutions, and barriers and opportunities to becoming more open on individual, disciplinary, and institutional levels in higher education. Panelists include:

MJ Bishop, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland Benjamin Corl, Associate Professor and Interim Department Head, Department of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech Karen DePauw, Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education, Virginia Tech Diana Franco Duran, Doctoral Candidate, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech Ellen Plummer, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Administration, Virginia Tech Peter Potter, Director of Publishing Strategy, University Libraries, Virginia Tech Nathaniel Porter, Social Science Data Consultant Data Education Coordinator, Virginia Tech Moderator: Anita Walz, Open Education, Copyright & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Virginia Tech

This event is part of the Open Education Symposium at Virginia Tech. Further details:



Open educational resources, open access, open data