Phase 2: Session 1 (July 2022 M-2 Cohort)

Hello @July22-M-2-Cohort ! I hope your Thanksgiving holiday/fall break was wonderful. It was too short in my opinion, but winter break is on the horizon! Yippee!

Thank you for answering the poll. The overwhelming vote was to meet this Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. (EST). You should have received an email invite with the Zoom link (it’s a different one than we used for Phase 1, so please use the new link that I will also paste here —> Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 7202 3742

On the Agenda for this one-hour meeting:

  • Responses to Participant Survey
  • Probe for interest in themes for Phase 2
  • Teams Articulate short and long term goals see ROTEL production timeline
    • ROTEL asks that you
      • Submit a sample chapter by Jan. 31 or mid-Feb latest
      • Submit the names of 2 potential peer reviewers by Jan. 31 or mid-Feb latest
  • Teams set goals, identify anticipated challenges and solutions for next month and post to forum (in-session)
  • Determine preferred week of month for monthly meetings. Tell group that an availability poll will go out to choose meeting time for future months (after session)
  • Claim a 15-min time slot with me for the next month.

Before our session, if one of your group member’s wants to post a quick update of what your team has done since Session 12 of Phase 1, that would be wonderful!

Thank you so much, and I’m looking forward to see you all on Wednesday! :star_struck:

Hi Amy,
How do I access the recordings of our meetings? I was very interested in the links you provided today!

Thank you,

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Hello @July22-M-2-Cohort! Thanks for a small but mighty session today. Here’s a recap (and chat transcript) of today’s meeting:

We started off by discussing the structure of our work together in Phase 2. We’ll have monthly meetings alternating between full group meetings and 1:1 meetings with teams. A poll will be going out soon to help narrow down and solidify the monthly spring meeting day & time. Once Rebus gets the dates finalized, you’ll receive calendar invitations for those.

As I mentioned today, we’re going to try to structure each of the remaining full cohort sessions around a topic of interest. Those in attendance suggested prioritizing licensing, DEI, and student engagement first. I want to make sure that the topics we choose are beneficial to you, so please chime in here in this thread (or message me directly) if you have any thoughts about topics you’d like us to revisit.

In our future sessions, we’ll continue to share with each other about progress on your projects and your goals, steps, and challenges for the subsequent month. Please take some time to confer with your team about:

Goals : What you intend to accomplish in the next month (keeping the Jan. 31 deadline in mind for the sample chapter due for ROTEL), such as “write chapter X” or “get review process started” or some other fairly specific, well-defined goals.

Steps : Specific steps to achieve that goal, such as “finish drafts of two sections of chapter X in each of the next four weeks” or “write review guide and sample chapter next week; get emails with detailed review assignments out the following week; check up on review progress a week later; etc.”

Challenges : One to three things you think might be the biggest challenges to accomplishing the goals and steps you specified, such as “I’m having trouble finding enough examples for section X.Y” or “folks who said they would review for me have ghosted me recently”

Once you’ve decided on these, please post your goals/steps/challenges as a reply in this thread. I’ll post a reminder before our next meeting, which is a 1:1 meeting, to update your post with any specifics that may make our meeting more productive, such as whether you’re staying on target with your goals and steps, if the anticipated challenges have been overcome, and/or if other challenges have arisen.

Additionally, when you make progress (e.g., having a sample chapter you’re proud of, a Pressbooks version of a part of your OER that looks good, a style guide or student agreement form that you’re ready to use with others, etc.), please share your progress with other teams in the cohort here in the forum. We can provide each other with specific help and general positive feedback.

Also, if you missed today’s meeting, here is a link to the recording (notice the passcode):

Passcode: e=3p*sv@

We also went through a number of possible pedagogical/textual elements you might want to incorporate in your chapters this round or later on down the road: Content Design Examples Spreadsheet. So check that out that spreadsheet and add to the list with your own examples that you run across of some neat things you or someone else might want to replicate.

I’ll be in touch soon and feel free to reach out via the forum or email anytime! Meantime, may rest and rejuvenation be just on the horizon for you all.

Take care,


Hi @scgarvey ,
You beat me to it! I just posted the recap with the recording link (there’s a passcode) and the spreadsheet linked out as well.

Thank you!!! :star_struck:

Hello Amy,
Thank you! Enjoy the holidays and the break!

Be well,

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