Meeting Date: 
October 6, 2022
Thu 10/06/2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Zoom Meeting

Anticipated absences: Kayleen Salchenberg

  1. Introductions
  1. Membership Composition
    • Recruitment of student members?
      • Graduate level
      • Undergrad level
      • International students
    1. Goals for this Academic Year
      • Elicit suggestions from membership
      • Advancing DEI in online and hybrid teaching – Arien Muzacz
        • What can we do as a committee to benefit students?
        • Faculty?
      • Ecampus initiatives
      • Ecampus Research Unit findings
    1. Action Steps
    1. Next Meeting

    Voting members present: Tim Alcon, Lisa Madsen, Arien Muzacz (chair), Dave Paoletti, Nicole von Germeten
    Voting members absent: Kayleen Salchenberg
    Ex-officio members present: Ecampus – Laurie Kirkner, OSU Libraries – Zach Welhouse
    Executive Committee liaison present: Marleigh Perez


    1. Introductions
      • Provided information about the Committee responsibilities and reviewed resources in the OEC Canvas site.
    1. Membership Composition
      • Members agreed that recruiting students would be beneficial.
      • Standards allow for two students, one at the graduate level.
      • Targeting recruitment efforts based on Committee aims for this year.
    1. Goals for this Academic Year
      • Vision for advancing DEI in online and hybrid teaching (Arien)
        • What can we do as a committee to benefit students?
        • Faculty?
      • Elicited suggestions from Committee membership
        • The Horizon Report – ideas about affordability, access, and priorities in higher ed from leaders in higher ed institutions.
        • Increasing access for students – promoting the use of OER resources among faculty, considering tuition differentials.
        • Prioritizing quality in online course development (Dave) – faculty have little to no incentive to update or revise a course, given University workloads.
        • Promoting faculty development – currently, OER is not considered in the promotion process; could create a policy similar to the one from 2007 noting that online/hybrid teaching can be equated to face-to-face.
    1. Action Steps
      • Members will break into subcommittees, following prior years’ organizational structure, and designate one member to speak on behalf of the subcommittee:
        • Faculty equity – Lisa, Dave
        • Student access (financial) Tim, Laurie, Nicole
      • Arien will send out language for a recruitment email to send to students.
      • By the next meeting, subcommittees will create objective(s) for the year, e.g., education, policy recommendations.
    1. Next Meeting
      • Second week of Winter term, tentatively Thursday, January 19, 2023