Statewide and National Open Education Initiatives

JMU isn’t going it alone when it comes to advocating for open education—we’re leading and participating in statewide and national initiatives to support JMU students and faculty!

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Statewide Initiatives

As a member of VIVA–the academic library consortium of Virginia–JMU Libraries leverages statewide resources for JMU faculty, including:

Questions about VIVA? Please contact Liz Thompson, Open Education Librarian, vice-chair of VIVA’s Open and Affordable Course Content Committee, and chair of VIVA’s Open and Affordable Community Forum Planning Committee

National Programs

Our Open Education Librarian was selected to take part in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, which provides ongoing resources to support our open education efforts.

JMU also formed a team of faculty and staff from across campus to apply for the American Association of Colleges and Universities 2023-24 Institute on Open Educational Resources. This institute brings together teams from all over the country who are interested in implementing open education initiatives at their institutions. Learn more about JMU’s team and its goals on our JMU Open Initiatives page.