Join us for an engaging week of events celebrating Open Education Week at The University of New Mexico (UNM). Organized by the UNM Open Educational Resources (OER) Group, these events are designed to raise awareness of current initiatives and honor the contributions of open educators across our campus.

Open Education Week is an annual celebration dedicated to sharing and advancing Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are teaching, learning, and research materials that are freely available to the public or released under an open license, allowing for their use, modification, and sharing.

By embracing OER, we can significantly reduce the financial burden of textbooks on students, making academic success more attainable for all. Join us in exploring the latest achievements in OER and learning how they can benefit both educators and students alike.

For more information about each event and to register for the events, visit

Open Pedagogy Workshop March 4 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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The University of New Mexico is hosting an Open Pedagogy Workshop developed by the Open Education Network (OEN) for UNM faculty on Monday March 4th from noon to 1 p.m. This workshop introduces faculty to the concept of open pedagogy, by demonstrating how its use makes learning more inclusive, by showing examples of open pedagogy in practice, and by pointing to a series of action steps and resources for those intending to practice open pedagogy.


Tanya Grosz, director of Educational Programs, Open Education Network

Jamie Witman, Open Educational Practices specialist, Open Education Network


UNM OER Showcase March 5 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

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Online & in-person, Willard Room, Zimmerman Library

Interested in learning about OER projects in development at the University of New Mexico? On Tuesday, March 5 from 1-2 p.m. Mountain Time, hear from faculty creators from the departments of Art History, English, and Spanish, who are actively developing openly licensed materials to help make the education of their UNM students more open, accessible, and equitable.


Opening Remarks: Chancellor Samuel Dosumu, UNM Valencia Campus

Moderator: Professor Reilly White

OER Creators: Professor Justine Andrews, Associate Professor Eva Rodríguez González, Assistant Professor Nahir Otaño Gracia, and Professor Kathryn McKnight.


OER Tabling March 6 & March 7, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

UNM Student Union Building

Throughout Open Education Week, you can look for the OER table in the SUB. Students will have the chance to learn more about OER, pick up snacks, and handouts.


About UNM OER Initiative

UNM’s Open Educational Resource (OER) initiative seeks to provide faculty members with the support they need to adopt low and no-cost textbook and class material solutions for their courses when it aligns with their instructional objectives and academic freedom. We are planning partnerships with other higher education institutions and the State of New Mexico to identify resources and support for faculty initiatives in this area. For more information, email