about us

SUNY OER
SUNY and CUNY are expanding adoption of OER in high-enrollment, general education courses thanks to dedicated funding through the New York State Excelsior Scholarship.
CUNY OER
  • Enable

    We enable easy integration of open materials into the classroom.

  • Support

    We work closely with local stakeholders to ensure essential support for faculty and students.

  • Community

    Our hope is to grow a community of practice around the discovery, use, and creation of OER in SUNY/CUNY.

  • Development

    We encourage the creation and development of new learning materials and digital scholarship.

Our People

Alexis Clifton

Alexis Clifton

SUNY OER Services,
Executive Director

Andrew McKinney

Andrew Mckinney

CUNY OER Coordinator

Ann Fiddler

Ann Fiddler

CUNY Open Education Librarian

Michelle Beechey

Michelle Beechey

SUNY OER Services,
Campus Strategist

Cailean Cooney

Cailean Cooney

CUNY New York City College
of Technology,
OER Librarian, Comprehensive/Senior
College Advisor

Greg Gosselin

Greg Gosselin

CUNY Interim Dean for Libraries and Information Systems

Tony DeFranco

Tony DeFranco

SUNY OER Services,
Campus Strategist, Trainer and Mentor

Amanda Wentworth

Amanda Wentworth

SUNY OER Services,
OER Publishing Coordinator

Jean maral

Jean Amaral

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
Open Knowledge Librarian, Community College Advisor

Mark McBride

Mark McBride

SUNY Office of Library & Information Services,
Senior Library Strategist

Allison Brown

Allison Brown

SUNY OER Services,
SUNY Geneseo Digital Publishing Services Manager

Erin Maney

Erin Maney

Senior Instructional Designer & Project Manager for Open SUNY Communities of Practice & SUNY OER Services, Mentor

Michael Daly

Michael Daly

SUNY OER Services,
Campus Strategist, Trainer and Mentor

SUNY IIT Grants

Innovative Instructional Technology Grants is a competitive grants program open to SUNY faculty and support staff across all disciplines. IITG has supported several OER initiatives.

OER is Innovation

In SUNY, IITG has supported dozens of projects producing new OER and several initiatives for implementing and scaling OER.

Visit the IITG Site

CUNY Grants

The Office of Academic Affairs funded grants to all CUNY colleges to implement course conversion to OER. This funding's purpose is to develop, enhance and institutionalize new and ongoing OER initiatives across CUNY.

All campuses received grants!

To be eligible for the CUNY Scale-Up Initiative, institutions had to commit to converting at least five courses to OER with five sections per course.

Read the Full RFP

OER Degrees

Eight CUNY and SUNY community colleges received AtD grants to integrate high quality OER in associate degree programs.

Learn More about SUNY, CUNY & Achieving the Dream

CUNY and AtD
SUNY and AtD

Achieving the Dream & OER

State Funding

This year, SUNY and CUNY were given $8 million by the state of New York to implement OER in high-enrollment, general education courses.

Locations

SUNY OER Services
Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454

CUNY Office of Library Services
205 E. 42nd St. 9th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10017