Join open education advocates and supporters for a day of networking, sharing and learning about the uses of open educational resources (OER) at their institutions.  This year's event is hosted by St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI.

Join our conversation at #MIOERSummit.


About the Summit

Interrogating Access: 

Privacy, Equity & Open Education

Dr. Chris Gilliard, Professor of English and Rhetoric, Macomb Community College ; Faculty, 2018 Digital Pedagogy Lab, University of Mary Washington

The advantages of Open Educational Resources often conceal risks, particularly highly consequential risks to the privacy of working class students, students of color, and others from the margins of the student population. Exposing the vulnerabilities of OER to misuse in the contemporary world of surveillance capitalism not only reshapes our understanding of the movement itself, but also serves as a case study of the larger dangers of of “Edtech.”

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8:30  am           Registration &

                          Continential Breakfast

9:00  am           Welcome - Dr. Deborah Snyder

                           President - SC4

                           Ronda Edwards, MCO


9:15  am           Keynote Address - Interrogating

                           Access: Privacy, Equity and Open


                          Dr. Chris Gilliard

10:30 am         Break

10:45 am         Breakout Sessions #1

  •  OER: Risks, Responses, and  Resistance (Macomb Community College)  
  •  Getting Started in OER (Montcalm Community College)
  •  Measuring the Impact of OER Initiatives: An Assessment Framework (Lansing Community College)  
  • Maximizing The Library...The Original OER (St. Clair County Community College)
  • Lessons From an OER Faculty Learning Community (Northwestern Michigan College)
  • Takeaways from running a funded OER workshop for faculty (Indiana University - South Bend)


11:45 am        Lunch

                            Faculty/Peer/Subject Roundtables



Summit Schedule

1:00  pm         Breakout Sessions #2

  • Just DOER It: Designing Renewable Assessments with Open Educational Resources (Mid Michigan College)
  • Learn from my Pain: Remixing an OER Textbook (Mott Community College)
  • OER 4 Sale!  Educational Publishers and Openwashing (Northwestern Michigan College)
  • Open UP to success! Bay College reports on the success of the Achieving the Dream Grant (Bay)
  • OER Incentives @ Delta: Advantages and Opportunities for Faculty (Delta College)
  • A Tale of Two Textbooks and more:  Creation, Assessment and OER Collaboration (Ferris State University)

2:00  pm         Break

2:15 pm          Breakout Sessions #3

  • Changing the Conversation on Textbooks: Creating an OER Campus Culture (Washtenaw Community College)
  • Publish & Print Your OER Textbooks With Pressbooks (Lansing Community College)
  • Math, OER, and Accessibility (Schoolcraft College)
  • OER in a Flipped Classroom (St. Clair County Community College)
  • Standing on the Threshold with Faculty-focused OER (Grand Valley State University)
  • #GoOpen Michigan – The intersection of K-12 and higher education (Michigan Dept of Education)

3:15 pm          Conference Close - Call to Action

                         Evaluation - Door prize




Location & Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Accommodations

Conference organizers suggest:


DoubleTree by Hilton Port Huron

800 Harker St, Port Huron, MI 


To make reservations:

  • Phone the hotel directly at 810-984-8000. 
  • Phone the DoubleTree by Hilton reservation line at 1-855-610-TREE. 
  • Visit the hotel website to make your reservation online. 


St. Clair County Community College

Fine Arts Theatre

323 Erie St.

Port Huron, MI  48061-5015

Campus Map and Directions


Registration fee - $50.00

Click here to register


Special thanks to the Planning Committee

Tammy Douglas - Kellogg Comunity College

Ronda Edwards - Michigan Colleges Online

Marisa Enos - Mid-Michigan College

Regina Gong - Lansing Community College

Linda Hood - Muskegon Community College

Kendra Lake - St. Clair County Community College

Sandy McCarthy - Washtenaw Community College

Kaylynn Mortensen - Schoolcraft College

Michele Pratt - Delta College

Tina Ulrich - Northwestern Michigan College



Past Events


2017 MI OER Summit - September 22, 2107
Hosted by Kellogg Community College

The Michigan Colleges Online (MCO) OER Initiatve seeks to increase student success, decrease student costs and foster inter-institutional sharing through the use ot open educational resources.  The MI Open Summit supports the goal of fostering inter-institutional sharing, networking and learning.


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