Inaugural Meeting of the OERu Council of CEOs

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Date: 5 November 2013
Venue: Room 1420 - 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond BC: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Time: 10:00am - 2.00pm (including working lunch)
Chair (Pro tempore): Dr Alan Davis, President and Vice-Chancellor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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During this initial meeting, we will:
  • Determine the long term vision and goals for the sustainable and scalable implementation of the OERu
  • Endorse the terms of reference of the OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers;
  • Consider strategies for building the OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers; and
  • Determine operational targets for 2014

Registered participants

  1. Dr Alan Davis, President and Vice-Chancellor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  2. Prof Vasudba Kamat, Vice Chancellor, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai (Apology)
  3. Phil Ker, Chief Executive, Otago Polytechnic
  4. Dr Alan Shaver, President and Vice-Chancellor, Thompson Rivers University
  5. Prof Martin Oosthuizen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, North-West University
  6. Rassie Louw, Manager, Teaching and Learning Technology, North-West University
  7. Dr Mika Hoffman, Executive Director, Center for Educational Measurement, Excelsior College
  8. Prof Sandra Wills, PVC Student Learning, Charles Sturt University
  9. Prof Clive Mulholland, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of South Wales
  10. Dr David Porter, Executive Director, BCcampus
  11. Prof Rory McGreal, UNESCO-COL Chair in OER, Athabasca University.
  12. Prof Ken Udas, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Services and CIO, University of Southern Queensland.
  13. Dr Jane Fee, Deputy Provost & Associate Vice President Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  14. Dr Wayne Mackintosh, Director, OER Foundation and UNESCO-COL Chair in OER, Otago Polytechnic.


Note: Original draft agenda was refined to incorporate the proposals for action developed by the leadership group at the 2nd meeting of OERu anchor partners.

Item Details Indicative time
Welcome and introductions Brief introduction from participants 10.00 (15 mins)
Vision and aims of the OERu leading to finalisation of the terms of reference and functioning of the OERu Council of CEOs. Discuss long term aims of the OERu. Review, refine and endorse the terms of reference for the OERu Council of CEOs. Future meetings: Frequency, Hosting, Office bearers etc. Including:
  • How do we build the OERu Council of CEOs?
  • How do we ensure that CEOs or their designates are supportive and informed?
  • How do we leverage CEO peer networks for growth in OERu membership?
10.15 (60 mins)
Refreshment break 11.15 (30 mins)
OERu operational decisions for 2013 / 2014.
  • Establishment and co-ordination of various working groups: recruitment, platform, curriculum (programme of study and quality assurance).
  • Develop the expectations of post secondary OERu partners and those of non-teaching agencies
  • Align resources to support OERu
  • Establish annual goals for OERu contribution
  • Recognise faculty work that contributes to OERu
  • Seek recognition from governments for OER contributions.
11.45 (75 mins)
Opportunities and new business Working lunch to explore opportunities the OERu network provides for members and new business models. 13.00 (60 mins)