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AL$ Annual Conference 2021

Advancing Equity and Innovation through AL$

February 4-5, 2021 | Virtual Event

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Conference Agenda

This year's Annual AL$ Coordinators' conference will be held virtually on Thursday, February 4th and Friday, February 5th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please note that attendance is required to receive grant funding. The deadline to register for the conference is January 29, 2021. More detailed information coming soon!


DAY 1: February 4, 2021

  • 9:30– 9:45AM PT

    Opening kick-off

  • 9:45 – 10:10AM PT

    Session 1: Case Study Breakouts

    • Facilitators: Anne Regan and Shelli Wynants

      Anne Regan, MA, AL$ Coordinator, Lecturer English Department | CSU SLO 

      Anne Regan is the Open Educational Resources Adoption Incentive Program (AB798) Grant Coordinator and Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Coordinator with the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Anne has co-authored an OER text, Technical Communication, and published it on MERLOT and Libretexts. She uses her personal experience with OER and CC Licenses to help faculty adopt, curate, and create OER and Zero Cost Course Material (ZCCM). She is also a Lecturer in the English Department teaching Technical Writing for Engineers and Corporate Communication. She was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Career Achievement in Teaching by a Lecturer 2020.

      Shelli Wynants, Ed.D., Director of Online Education and Training Faculty Support Services | Academic Affairs| CSUF

      Dr. Shelli Wynants is the director of Online Education and Training for California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She has been a full-time faculty member since 1996, teaching in the College of Health and Human Development. She has her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, with her research focusing on Universal Design for Learning and online professional development for faculty to promote student success. She currently leads CSUF’s grants for Affordable Learning Solutions, AB 798 (OER), and Quality Matters.

    • Facilitators: Ben Compton, Robert Munck, and Sandy Ehrhorn

    • Facilitators: Barbra Sperling, Erin Walker, Linda Woods, and Theresa Dykes

      Theresa Dykes
      Fiscal and Operations Analyst for Academic Technology Services Department at the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
      Theresa began working for the Chancellor’s Office in 2014 where she supported SB 1352, SB 1353, and AB 798. 
      She also supported grants for the CA OER Committee, AB 798, and SkillsCommons (/TAACCCT).
      Currently, Theresa helps to support ATS contracts, budgets, Affordable Learning Solutions, SB 1359 (/ZCCM), 
      and Accessible Technology.

  • 10:10 – 10:20AM PT

    Facilitator: Kim Stelter

  • 10:20 – 10:45AM PT

    Session 2: Case Study Breakouts

    • Facilitators: Anne Regan and Shelli Wynants

      Anne Regan, MA, AL$ Coordinator, Lecturer English Department | CSU SLO 

      Anne Regan is the Open Educational Resources Adoption Incentive Program (AB798) Grant Coordinator and Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Coordinator with the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Anne has co-authored an OER text, Technical Communication, and published it on MERLOT and Libretexts. She uses her personal experience with OER and CC Licenses to help faculty adopt, curate, and create OER and Zero Cost Course Material (ZCCM). She is also a Lecturer in the English Department teaching Technical Writing for Engineers and Corporate Communication. She was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Career Achievement in Teaching by a Lecturer 2020.

      Shelli Wynants, Ed.D., Director of Online Education and Training Faculty Support Services | Academic Affairs| CSUF

      Dr. Shelli Wynants is the director of Online Education and Training for California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She has been a full-time faculty member since 1996, teaching in the College of Health and Human Development. She has her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, with her research focusing on Universal Design for Learning and online professional development for faculty to promote student success. She currently leads CSUF’s grants for Affordable Learning Solutions, AB 798 (OER), and Quality Matters.

    • Facilitators: Ben Compton, Robert Munck, and Sandy Ehrhorn

    • Facilitators: Barbra Sperling, Erin Walker, Linda Woods, and Theresa Dykes

      Theresa Dykes
      Fiscal and Operations Analyst for Academic Technology Services Department at the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
      Theresa began working for the Chancellor’s Office in 2014 where she supported SB 1352, SB 1353, and AB 798. 
      She also supported grants for the CA OER Committee, AB 798, and SkillsCommons (/TAACCCT).
      Currently, Theresa helps to support ATS contracts, budgets, Affordable Learning Solutions, SB 1359 (/ZCCM), 
      and Accessible Technology.

  • 10:45 – 10:55AM PT

    Facilitator: Kim Stelter

  • 10:55 – 11:15AM PT

    Session 3: Building an AL$ Toolbox

  • 11:15 – 11:25AM PT

    Panelists: Beth Shook and Bibiana Diaz

  • 11:25 – 11:45PM PT

    Community Collab Breakouts

    • #1 New AL$ Coordinators

    • #2 Librarians

    • #3 Instructional Designers

    • #4 Departmental Faculty

    • #5 Bookstores

    • #6 Experienced Coordinators


DAY 2: February 5, 2021

  • 9:30– 9:45AM PT

    Opening kick-off

  • 9:45 – 10:10AM PT

    Session 1: Case Study Breakouts

    • Facilitator: Sandra Bozarth

      Sandra Bozarth currently serves as Interim Dean of University Libraries and previously served as coordinator of Reference Services, Instructional Technology, Affordable Learning Solutions and Textbook Affordability at California State University, Bakersfield. She earned a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and has worked in law, jail, talking book for the blind and disabled, public and academic libraries. Mrs. Bozarth provides library research and instruction services for Social Sciences and has presented at conferences, webinars, authored scholarly articles and received funding for textbook affordability initiatives totaling over $250,000.

    • Facilitator: Monica Munoz 

      Monica Munoz is a Senior eLearning Specialist who has worked within the CSU system for the past seven years. Currently, she works for the Office of the Online Campus at Cal State East Bay where she supports faculty with implementing quality online standards. Her passion lies in reducing the cost of instructional materials for students and continuously improving equity in online courses to increase student success.

    • Facilitator: Jayati Chaudhuri

      Jayati Chaudhuri, User Services Librarian, has an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree in Geography from University of Calcutta, India. Jayati started her career at University of Tennessee Libraries as a Minority Resident Librarian
      and later she worked at the University of Northern Colorado for 6 years as a science librarian. Currently, she is a tenured librarian at California State University, Los Angeles. Jayati contributes articles to Indian newspapers at her leisure time. She also translated library pages in different languages to make use of her multilingual skill.

  • 10:10 – 10:20AM PT

    Facilitator: Kim Stelter

  • 10:20 – 10:45AM PT

    Session 2: Case Study Breakouts

    • Facilitator: Sandra Bozarth

      Sandra Bozarth currently serves as Interim Dean of University Libraries and previously served as coordinator of Reference Services, Instructional Technology, Affordable Learning Solutions and Textbook Affordability at California State University, Bakersfield. She earned a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and has worked in law, jail, talking book for the blind and disabled, public and academic libraries. Mrs. Bozarth provides library research and instruction services for Social Sciences and has presented at conferences, webinars, authored scholarly articles and received funding for textbook affordability initiatives totaling over $250,000.

    • Facilitator: Monica Munoz 

      Monica Munoz is a Senior eLearning Specialist who has worked within the CSU system for the past seven years. Currently, she works for the Office of the Online Campus at Cal State East Bay where she supports faculty with implementing quality online standards. Her passion lies in reducing the cost of instructional materials for students and continuously improving equity in online courses to increase student success.

    • Facilitator: Jayati Chaudhuri

      Jayati Chaudhuri, User Services Librarian, has an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree in Geography from University of Calcutta, India. Jayati started her career at University of Tennessee Libraries as a Minority Resident Librarian
      and later she worked at the University of Northern Colorado for 6 years as a science librarian. Currently, she is a tenured librarian at California State University, Los Angeles. Jayati contributes articles to Indian newspapers at her leisure time. She also translated library pages in different languages to make use of her multilingual skill.

  • 10:45 – 10:55AM PT

    Facilitator: Kim Stelter

  • 10:55 – 11:25AM PT

    Facilitators: Erin Walker and Leslie Kennedy

  • 11:25 – 11:35AM PT

    Facilitator: Kim Stelter

  • 11:35 – 12:00PM PT

    Closing Session

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