LAWRENCE – KU Libraries have granted the 2022 David Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication to 2 recipients on the College of Kansas: Shannon O’Lear, director of the Environmental Research Program, and Corey Rayburn Yung, Faculty of Legislation analysis professor.
The announcement coincides with KU Libraries’ celebration of Worldwide Open Entry Week, which is Oct. 24-30. The recipients shall be honored at a later date.
O’Lear was chosen as a recipient for her dedication to the open dissemination of scholarly work to open entry (OA) journals and websites and her work in educating college students on open publication. Yung is acknowledged for his publication of two OER regulation textbooks which have helped scale back prices for college kids in a very costly discipline of research.
Shannon O’Lear: Educating and interesting with open entry
O’Lear has engaged in OA and OER in lots of aspects of her work. Inside the previous two years, she revealed work to open websites, obtained grant awards for OER improvement and course integration, and obtained coaching via a versatile course design boot camp provided by the Heart for Educating Excellence.
“Dr. O’Lear is leaning into open practices in thrilling and progressive methods, comparable to co-authoring and publishing with undergraduate college students in an open journal and by creating assignments that interact college students in genuine environmental points via brazenly licensed and publicly obtainable podcasts that profit future college students and different of us,” mentioned Josh Bolick, head of the David Shulenburger Workplace of Scholarly Communication & Copyright. “It is thrilling to see these collaborations influence pupil studying and experiences.”
O’Lear is particularly engaged together with her undergraduate college students. She collaborated with KU librarians to coach her college students on Artistic Commons licenses, encouraging them to share their very own work past the classroom. She created a renewable podcasting project for her college students, whose ensuing works, “Podcast Views on Environmental Geopolitics,” had been compiled into Pressbooks, a sustainable and open useful resource. O’Lear additionally invited undergraduate college students to be her collaborators on a proposal report back to be revealed in KU ScholarWorks, KU’s open digital repository.
“It’s encouraging that the Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication exists, as a result of it demonstrates that creating and sharing data with out boundaries is valued right here. I’m honored and delighted that the work I’ve been doing is being acknowledged by this award,” O’Lear mentioned. “I’ve additionally been lucky to have help via an Open Instructional Assets grant from KU Libraries in addition to funding and collegial help from The Commons and the Heart for Educating Excellence.”
Corey Rayburn Yung: Far-reaching impacts via OER
Involved in regards to the affordability in fact supplies utilized in his classroom and their overly broad scope and outdated legal guidelines, Yung determined to publish two OA textbooks, Intercourse Crimes and Prison Legislation.
“Legislation faculty supplies are insanely costly and never very versatile or adaptable, even for professors, so you find yourself with a system that does not actually work properly for anybody, which is why I began writing some open entry supplies,” Yung mentioned. “I am shocked on the response and am very excited and honored.”
When Yung started instructing the primary intercourse crimes course at KU, no appropriate course supplies existed and needed to create his personal. After a few years of utilizing his personal supplies, Yung made them publicly obtainable in Intercourse Crimes. His second open entry ebook, Prison Legislation, might be tailored by instructors to replicate native jurisdictions and features a instructor’s manuals, classroom slides, movies and evaluation assignments. His free and open textbooks are actually utilized in universities throughout the nation.
“Professor Yung demonstrates a deep and sustained curiosity in reducing prices for regulation college students by creating a number of editions of two open textbooks which are adopted extensively,” Bolick mentioned. “In a discipline recognized for pricey schooling, that is an essential contribution.”
Granted yearly, the Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication acknowledges KU workers, college, college students and tutorial departments that interact in excellent efforts to facilitate open entry. Former KU Provost and Government Vice Chancellor David Shulenburger, a longtime advocate for open entry, established the award with a non-public present in 2014 to acknowledge KU neighborhood members demonstrating distinctive advocacy and innovation within the scholarly communication system.
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