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Apply for Certificate in Open Educational Practices Program

Exciting opportunity for faculty in Open Education Practices

The Open Education Network is accepting applications for faculty and librarian partners to receive a certification for open educational practices (OEP). Applicants should be higher education faculty who have a lesson, unit, or other educational experience that they wish to transform through the use of open educational practices and teach in the spring of 2023 and practicing librarians ideally from the same institution as the faculty. The Certificate in OEP offers formal training in open educational practices grounded in the principles of social justice, a community of peers, and expert instructors in order to transform learning to be more accessible and inclusive. Librarians and faculty who successfully complete the full program will receive a Certificate in Open Educational Practices from the Open Education Network.  

About the Certificate in Open Educational Practices
The Certificate in OEP is a professional development program that will create actionable pathways for faculty and librarians to implement open education for the transformation of learning. 

Faculty and librarian partners will complete a nine-week long, asynchronous course in the fall about the range of open educational practices with modules on the hallmarks of open educational resources, copyright, and Creative Commons licensing, the hallmarks of open educational practices, the benefits and limitations of OEP, accessibility, and student empowerment and agency. Together, the faculty and librarian pairs will create an Action Plan to be implemented in the spring that seeks to transform learning through the power of open education. 

In addition, the cohort will benefit from close engagement with program faculty -- open education leaders who have gained expertise through experience, professional development, and participation in various national initiatives. The integrated components of the certification program include online content, instructor-led cohorts, and action plan support and assessment. 

In order to assure personalized attention to participants throughout the program, the cohort will be limited to 15 teams or 30 participants total. 

*Note: To apply you will have  to create an account. Once you log in, you will be redirected to a home page where you can find the application called "Open Education Network's Certificate in Open Educational Practices."

Important Dates
Application deadline: August 5, 2022, 11:59 pm Central
Notification: by August 26, 2022, 11:59 pm Central 

Costs to attendees are deferred for this pilot experience because of a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information or our website for more information. 

About the Open Education Network
The Open Education Network (OEN) is an alliance of hundreds of institutions working together to advance open education, locally and nationally. We believe in the power of open education to transform higher education. The leadership, actions, and results of our network members drive this transformation, and OEN connects these efforts to pool expertise and promote best practices.

Posted: June 7, 2022, 11:08 AM