In 2019, CARL identified open education leadership as an important area for capacity building within its institutions and outlined activities and programs designed to bolster this emerging area of practice and support the development of national leadership in this arena. The Open Education Working Group is responsible for these activities and programs.
CARL is currently in the process of membership renewal for this working group. We are therefore seeking expressions of interest from those involved in open education at Canadian institutions interested in serving on the group. Terms will begin in July 2022 and end in June 2024. For more information on the proposed activities of the group, please consult the Draft Terms of Reference for the second mandate.
CARL encourages equitable participation in all of our working groups. Members will be selected based on geographic, linguistic, expertise, and diversity, equity and inclusion considerations. Ability to understand both French and English will be deemed an asset. The working group will be chaired by a member of CARL’s Advancing Research Committee, currently Joy Kirchner.
Please send nominations or expressions of interest to Karen Nicholson at karen.nicholson AT carl-abrc.ca no later than Friday, June 24, 2022. These should detail prior experience and expertise with OER and why this working group interests you, while also clearly expressing how your perspective would benefit CARL’s OER program. Please indicate that you have received endorsement from your library director (or equivalent) in your expression of interest.
If you have any questions about this working group, please feel free to contact karen.nicholson AT carl-abrc.ca .