Posting the CFP here; deadline approaching!

We’re excited to invite chapter proposal submissions for a forthcoming openly published book, tentatively titled Open Pedagogy: Varied Definitions, Multiple Approaches. The book, which will examine library-faculty collaborative explorations into open pedagogical practices, will be published through the Rebus Community, a Montreal-based non-profit that is developing an open model for publishing.

Focus of the Book:

The term “open” has been heavily used in the past decade or more and can come with multiple interpretations: open access, open source, open textbook, open pedagogy … In general, “open” within these contexts implies unlimited, free, public access with the ability to manipulate and transform the educational content.

Within the educational realm, we see even greater nuances of “open” in terms of how the access to and adapted creation work together. Our book aims to shed light on four different definitions and how they are applied in a variety of learning experiences.

Open as in MOOCs - encouraging self-driven learning through massive open online courses

Open textbooks/resources as core text replacements - saving students money on textbooks while cultivating the benefits of student ownership, accountability, and rigorous learning (via open textbook modification or developing content through research methodologies)

Student-developed open projects - the product of student learning becomes open and usable by a wide audience

Open pedagogical design - course design without a clear end product or strict process of learning; learning outcomes are defined, but how the instructor and students arrive at those outcomes is flexible

We seek chapters focused on library-teaching faculty collaborations that explore the intersecting roles and desired outcomes that each partner contributes toward student learning in an open environment.

Interested? To read more, see the full version of our Call for Proposals.

Proposals are due by April 28, 2019, 11:59 PM EST and can be submitted to

  • Contributors will be notified of their status (acceptance or rejection): June 3, 2019
  • Deadline to submit the first draft of accepted chapters: July 21, 2019, 11:59 PM EST
  • Estimated length of chapter: 2,500–4000 words
  • Projected publication date: June 2020

Thank you,

Kim Davies Hoffman (Head of Outreach, Learning and Research Services, University of Rochester)

Alexis Clifton (Director of Open Teaching and Learning, SUNY OER Services, SUNY Geneseo)

Editorial Board:

Robert Berkman
Eileen Daly-Boas
Lev Earle
Joe Easterly
Moriana Garcia
Deb Rossen-Knill
Kristen Totleben


@robinderosa1 @wardjulie @stacy.katz @trobbins1981 @arthurgreen4 – this is a very cool open textbook project seeking authors, and might be of interest to you! Feel free to spread the word. :slight_smile:


Hi Alexis and Kim,

Now that you’re a few weeks past your initial CFP deadline, I wanted to share the “Engagement Guide” from The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far). It includes some tips for how to dissuade drop outs and foster good team communication.

I hope this is of use to you. Let me know if there’s anything I can do for you. :grinning:

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