Open Access Week 2020: Open Pedagogy, Equity, & Inclusive Teaching

Open Pedagogy, Equity, & Inclusive Teaching

The recording of this event is now available!

International Open Access Week Roundtable Discussion

Monday, October 19, 2020 • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Please join the UNT Libraries for a virtual roundtable discussion of “Open Pedagogy, Equity, & Inclusive Teaching” in celebration of International Open Access Week.

This roundtable discussion will feature faculty from both UNT and other institutions who are actively engaged in developing open pedagogical practices, using or creating Open Educational Resources (OER), and promoting Open Access principles to address questions of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching and scholarship. They will offer examples of projects they’re working on and speak to some of the larger questions around the value and importance of Open Access, especially in higher education.

The event is free and open to the public. Please rsvp to to receive the Zoom link.

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. To learn more about International Open Access Week, visit:

Roundtable Participants:

Priscilla Connors, Associate Professor, Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism, University of North Texas,

Priscilla Connors does collaborative research in food choice behaviors and incorporates emerging knowledge in her nutrition classes. An early adapter of online education she has presented on the scholarship of online teaching and learning at Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Conferences, National Nutrient Databank Conferences, and Blackboard World where she was an invited speaker. Currently she is collaborating with Stanford History Education Group in a News Literacy Project that trains her nutrition students in fact checking online information sources. Dr. Connors is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and earned her PhD in Nutrition at Texas Woman’s University. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Dairy Council have funded her research. She recently finished a study about food expiration labels that highlighted consumer misunderstanding of these labels and the waste of safe, nourishing foods. In an ongoing investigation of campus food insecurity, she has co-presented webinars on food affordability for Menus of Change University Research Collaborative and National Association of College Auxiliary Services. Dr. Connors has authored/co-authored articles published in Nutrients, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and Psychological Science. She is in the final stages of an open access nutrition e-text that will be available on UNT Open Texts.  

David Tully, Library Fellow, North Carolina State University, Open Pedagogy Incubator:

David is a second year Libraries Fellow at North Carolina State University. David is leading a strategic initiative which places the Libraries at the heart of the University’s effort to support vulnerable students, especially those who are economically disadvantaged, transfer students and first-generation students. Within this initiative David is working closely with colleagues to explore and develop the place of Open Educational Resources and Open Pedagogy at NC State. As part of that work, David is an instructor within the Open Pedagogy Incubator, a member of the Alt-Textbook committee, and a member of the team guiding NC State's Institutional Partnership Program with Rice University's OpenStax. 

Philip Rusche, Associate Professor of English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas,

Philip Rusche earned his Ph.D. in medieval studies at Yale University in 1996, specializing in old and middle English literature. He teached old English, medieval literature (on topics such as OE poetry, Arthurian romance, saint’s lives, etc.), and the history of the English language. Rusche also offers independent studies in advanced old English, old Irish, old Norse, and medieval Latin.

His research interests are glossaries and glossed manuscripts, Aldhelm, and medieval medical texts. His most recent article, on the glosses in the Lindisfarne Gospels, will appear in 2016. He has also published articles in journals such as Anglo-Saxon EnglandAnglia: Zeitschrift für Englische PhilologieJournal of English and Germanic PhilologyNotes and Queries, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, and several essay collections. Rusche has  co-written a book, Catalogue of Medieval And Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book And Manuscript Library, Yale University, Vol. 4: MSS 481-485 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004).



Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm