From spark to flame: Lighting the way for sustainable student OER advocacy framework at a community college

Jennifer Snoek-Brown, Dale Coleman, Candice Watkins


A decade ago, the advocacy of student leaders sparked an Open Educational Resource (OER) program at Tacoma Community College (TCC). Student advocacy remains vital to growing and sustaining our college’s open culture. This article explores the fundamental pillars of an OER sustainability framework and how TCC librarians and the Open Education (OE) Steering Group continue to collaborate with students. We hope our story will show you how to fuel the sparks of OE initiatives at your campus into a flame that lights a clear path to OE sustainability.

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