News and Announcements | February 18, 2020

2020 CUE Conference & OER Showcase Request for Proposals


For those of you wishing to submit a proposal for this conference the deadline has been extended till Thursday February 20thProposal link is below.

Register for the conference HERE

2020 CUE Conference and CUNY OER Showcase 

OER to Open Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning Empowered

March 20, 2020


Call for Proposals

Over the last 3 years, CUNY has developed a national and international reputation in the field of Open Education Resources (OER). Faculty, staff, and students at CUNY are helping to push forward open educational practices and leading the charge to revolutionize undergraduate education. 

In order to highlight this important work, the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Library Services are joining forces to co-host the 2020 CUE Conference and the CUNY OER Showcase.  “OER to Open Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning Empowered” will be held at Baruch College on Friday, March 20th. This year’s conference seeks to feature the transformative work being done in higher education at CUNY. 

Some questions that will guide the conference include: 

  • What kinds of teaching practices do the most to unlock the true potential of OER? 
  • How can we work with our students to make the learning process extend beyond the closed silo of the classroom? 
  • What are the stakes of moving beyond the cost savings of OER to the pedagogical innovations that they can enable? 
  • How can we establish best practices for working with our students in the open? 
  • What kinds of technological infrastructure is needed to practice Open Pedagogy? 

Faculty, staff, and students working on OER and/or Open Pedagogy projects, practices, or infrastructure are encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals that showcase innovative projects in open pedagogy are particularly encouraged to apply.

Formats for presentations are as follows:

Interactive Workshop Presentation (30-60 minutes) A workshop presentation should be designed as an intensive session led by an expert or experienced practitioner of the topic. It should be more instructional and interactive in nature than an oral presentation and involve participants working with the workshop leader on a topic or issue that addresses one or more of the conference thematic strands.

Panel Discussion (30-60 minutes) A panel discussion involves an interactive discussion among three to four presenters with similar interests or expertise in one (or more) of the thematic strands. Each panelist will be expected to give a brief presentation of his/her perspective/research, leaving time for audience questions and answers.

Platform/Oral Presentation (30 minutes) A platform presentation is an oral presentation on one of the thematic strands or focus areas. The presenter should create a presentation that lasts approximately 20 minutes to allow for about 10 minutes at the end for questions/comments from the audience.

Lightning talks (5 minutes) Lightning talk participants will have a chance to share the gist of their work in a plenary session.


Deadline to submit:  February 20th, 2020

For questions contact: Ann Fiddler ann.fiddler@cuny.edu

Proposal form is HERE

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