These pages highlight VIVA efforts to investigate and support open educational, resource, and access models that increase access and affordabilty to high quality educational resources for Virginia students. Please use the links to the left to access more information. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Textbook and related costs are a well-known barrier to college affordability for students. VIVA’s Open Texbook Network (OTN) System membership allows VIVA to train open education library leaders who will hold workshops for faculty across the state to support them in making greater use of openly available educational materials, including textbooks, which are free of cost to students.
By promoting the use and creation of high quality educational materials that are free for students to use, this initiative will increase affordability in higher education, promote student success, and empower Virginia faculty to contribute to the growing field of open course materials.
In the spring of 2016 the VIVA Steering Committee approved this membership in an ongoing effort to strategically support open education and open access initiatives as a state.
Two trainings are made available through VIVA’s system wide membership in OTN and include:
In collaboration with VIVA central, a subcommittee of the Virginia Scholarly Communication Interest Group developed the following criteria to be included in nominiation consideration by the Steering Committee:
Every effort is made to ensure that selected leaders represent a wide distribution of VIVA institution types (Doctoral, Comprehensive, Private, and Community College)
A map of the Campus and System Leaders' institutions is available here.
|Last Name||First Name||Institution||Institution Type||Campus/System Leader|
|Allison||Joslyn||Thomas Nelson Community College||Two Year||Campus|
|Blicher||Heather||Northern Virginia Community College||Two Year||Campus|
|Delaurenti||Kathleen||College of William & Mary||Doctoral||Campus|
|DeLong||Jackie||Radford University||Four Year||Campus|
|Dulaney||Dale||Virginia Western Community College||Two Year||Campus|
|Fridrich||Arthur||Virginia State University||Four Year||Campus|
|Ghamandi||Dave||University of Virginia||Doctoral||Campus|
|Ghaphery||James||Virginia Commonwealth University||Doctoral||System|
|Glaeser||Katie||Sweet Briar College||Private||Campus|
|Harrison||Lynne||Norfolk State University||Four Year||Campus|
|Holland||Claudia||George Mason University||Doctoral||System|
|Knox||Ann||Union Presbyterian Seminary||Private||Campus|
|Maute||Yvonne||New River Community College||Two Year||Campus|
|McCulley||Lucretia||University of Richmond||Private||Campus|
|Miller||Hillary||Virginia Commonwealth University||Doctoral||Campus|
|Newell||Crystal||Piedmont Virginia Community College||Two Year||Campus|
|Pierce||Matthew||Germanna Community College||Two Year||Campus|
|Reinauer||Olivia||Tidewater Community College||Two Year||System|
|Riggs||Lynn||J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College||Two Year||Campus|
|Rush||Lucy||Old Dominion University||Doctoral||Campus|
|Spurlock||Bianca||Richard Bland College||Two Year||Campus|
|Takacs||Robin||Virginia Wesleyan College||Private||Campus|
|Thompson||Liz||James Madison University||Four Year||Campus|
|Ulrich||Jennifer||Eastern Mennonite University||Private||Campus|
|Wright||Nova||Dabney S. Lancaster Community College||Two Year||Campus|
|Wysong||Erin||University of Mary Washington||Four Year||Campus|