The Open and Affordable (OA) Advisory Council provides advice and support to Charles C. Sherrod Library and Center for Teaching Excellence regarding their Open and Affordable Course Materials Initiatives. Examples of initiatives include workshops and other events, awards program, and etextbooks reserves program. Council activities include but are not limited to:
OA Advisory Council will meet at least twice each fall and spring semester. There will be no meetings during the summer given the schedules of faculty and students. However, members may be emailed for feedback on immediate concerns (knowing that members may be unavailable).
Faculty committee members will serve a two-year academic term (August through July). For the inaugural year of meetings, half of the faculty will have a one-year term in order to have a mixture of new and experienced members in subsequent years. Student committee members will serve a one-year academic term (August through July). Students committee members may re-commit for a second one year term.
Not every college will be represented. However, colleges should not have more than one faculty representative and one student representative on the council.