Cailyn Nagle explored the overarching principles that helped students succeed in their efforts to expand the use of free open course materials and defend student interests in the textbook marketplace.
Cailyn Nagle, Michelson 20MM Foundation’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Program Manager, explored the overarching principles that helped students succeed in their efforts to expand the use of free open course materials and defend student interests in the textbook marketplace during a talk at the Student Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Professional Development and Leadership Event in October.
“Nationally, one in four community college students are right here in California,” Nagle said. “We need to make sure these student leaders have the tools to help shape not only the California Community College System for the better, but our communities as a whole.”
Whether a student leader’s issue platform is based on affordability, inclusion, or other priorities, campaign planning is foundational. Using textbook affordability campaign case studies to ground principles, the workshop gave participants the practical tools to design strategic campus or regional campaigns. From choosing actionable goals to power-mapping decision makers and developing a winning strategy, this interactive workshop focused on setting student leaders up to hit the ground running.