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Information for Faculty & Staff about OER

ASU's Open Ed Committee Members

Members of the ASU Open Education Committee include:

  • Amanda Langdon

    • Committee Chair, Campus Lead on OER
    • Access Services & Distance Learning Librarian at Nielsen Library
  • Wes DeVaul

    • (former) Student representative: undergraduate Business & Marketing
  • Jeff Gallegos

    • Student One-Stop Financial Aid expert
  • Kyle Glenn

    • Faculty: Business & Economics
  • Jacek Jonca-Jasinski

    • Assistant Vice-President for Graduate Studies
  • Mark Manzanares

    • Colorado State (CDHE) OER Council representative for Adams State University
  • Bruce Petrie

    • Director of Assessment
  • Nick Saenz

    • Assistant to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs; Administration representative
  • Fonz Velasquez

    • Instructional Designer & awarder of OER-redesign stipends


Amanda Langdon started work at Nielsen Library in Fall 2018. By the end of that year, she'd been asked to "be" the Library's OER specialist as "other duties as assigned." She came across Channel Island (California)'s "Closing the Gap" webinar, and from that moment on, it became her greatest passion project. The following summer, she and Nielsen's Learning & Engagement Librarian Kat Parker wrote "Bridging the Gap: Rural Librarians’ Journey to Understanding Students’ Role in OER Outreach," published in the International Journal of Open Educational Resources, Special Issue on Librarians as Fundamental, Transformational, & Visionary Leaders in the OER Movement, Winter 2020. In the Fall of 2020, Amanda established the campus' Open Education Committee, and was promptly elected Committee Chair. Through periodic surveys, presentations, and outreach, she has sought to raise awareness across campus of the impact of textbook/course materials costs on students, support faculty in seeking and adopting alternatives, and provide any and all assistance possible to further ASU's budding Open Education Initiative.

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