May 16, 2022

Presentation Slides: “Researching Factors Influencing Faculty Engagement With Open Practices”

From Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Scholar Compass.

Title: Researching Factors Influencing Faculty Engagement With Open Practices

Presentation by Jessica Kirschner, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Lightning talk from the Winter 2022 meeting of the Virginia Scholarly Communications Interest Group.


“Researching factors influencing faculty engagement with open practices” provides an overview of a current research project at VCU which is attempting to identify which factors influence faculty engagement with open practices (for this project, publishing an open access article or book or creating or customizing OER), focusing on the VCU School of Education. An initial quantitative survey has been completed and the project will soon move to a qualitative data collection phase of interviews and focus groups. This presentation provides an overview on the current project status, initial results, how the team hopes to apply our findings, and next steps. Initial results includes how faculty are generally supportive of the concept of open, but are unsure how it will be received by promotion and tenure committees.

Access the Presentation Slides via VCU Scholar Compass

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