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Equity Through OER Rubric

Use the DOERS3 Equity Through OER rubric to self-assess how equity is integrated into your OER usage. You can find more resources on equity in OER from DOERS3 at the OER Equity Blueprint

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Equity Through OER Rubric infographic. Text equivalent below.

Equity Through OER Rubric Infographic Text Equivalent

Equity Through OER Rubric

A tool for evaluating and improving equity in Open Educational Resources (OER)

  • What: A self-assessment tool organized by category, roles, and functions that integrates equity into OER.
  • Who: Designed for higher education practitioners, administrators, and policy-makers.
  • Why: Equity does not happen without intention and action, and quality OER cannot exist without equity.
  • How: Engage with the rubric to assess the instruction or unit in each area and develop a plan of action. 
  1. Assess scale of adoption: Evaluating where action and attention are absent is a necessary first step to being intentional, equity-minded, taking action, and making progress. 
  2. Identify stakeholders: The categories represent not only areas of focus and engagement, but also stakeholder communities that sometimes intersect in terms of practice and responsibility: StudentsPractitioners, and Leadership/Administrators
    • Students focuses on equitable Availability of OER, Access to Technology, and Student Awareness of OER leading to equitable student access, outcomes, and success.
    • Practitioners focuses on equity-centered Instruction & Pedagogy, Content, and multiple dimensions of infrastructure, designed to build practitioner capacity institution-wide. 
    • Leadership focuses on decision-makes who have not only responsibility but also accountability for ongoing assessment, strategic planning and budgeting, among others.
  3. Take Action: The rubric categories can be used to both recognize and honor commitment to equity, as well as evaluate progress and identify focus areas for institutions, units, and offices. 

The Equity Through OER Rubric Infographic by DOERS3 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. 

This guide was created by Dr. Meredith Heath Boulden on behalf of the University of Memphis Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License    unless otherwise noted. This guide is currently maintained by Carl Hess