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Appendix B

Community College Open Textbook Collaborative (CCOTC) Training Overview

Train-the-Trainer Workshops for Campus Advocate/Trainers
Una Daly and David Coal

The Collaborative created and delivered six-hour workshops for Community College Advocate/Trainers. These workshops were delivered face-to-face in multiple cities and in two online formats. “How to Adopt an Open Textbook” is a three-hour workshopwithin- a-workshop in these training sessions. About two-thirds of the participants attended primarily for this smaller workshop. The Advocate/Trainers participate in the other three hours designed to teach them to advocate for open textbooks and deliver adoption workshops on their campuses. Both Advocate/Trainers and Collaborative staff delivered one-to-three-hour adoption workshops in face-to-face and online formats.

Depth of Participation

Both in the Collaborative workshops and in the on-campus advocacy and workshops, depth of participation was surprisingly high. Participants included faculty, academic managers, distance learning staff, librarians, bookstore managers, administrators, and more. Many Advocate/Trainers exceeded the advocacy tasks required for the stipend.

Some took the initiative to present at conferences and state meetings. These are examples:

Train-the-Trainer Workshops

Twelve train-the-trainer workshops occurred in the first year of the Collaborative in cities throughout the United States. Two of the workshops were online. More than 250community college faculty, bookstore managers, administrators, and other staff members participated. Foothill College, Florida Distance Learning Consortium, Houston Community College, Words & Numbers, Walla Walla Community College, North Seattle Community College, and Spokane Community College contributed instructors.

Advocacy and Workshops by Community College Faculty and Staff

Of the 254 participants in the workshops, more than 60 have agreed to become Advocate/Trainers. Their tasks include promoting open textbooks on their campuses, urging their colleges to join CCCOER, and providing adoptions workshops on their campuses. Due to these efforts, several colleges have joined the consortium. In the first year of the Collaborative, 42 adoption workshops were provided by the following 35 Advocate/Trainers:

Delynda Keefe

Saint Petersburg College

Sunita Kumari

Saint Petersburg College

Kate LeGrand

Broward College

Carol Weideman

St. Petersburg College

Celeste Fenton

Hillsborough Community College

Lisa McDonnell

Online workshop

Kimberly Batty-Herbert

South Florida Community College

Erik Christensen

South Florida Community College, Avon Park Campus

Jami Reed

South Florida Community College

Ron Cooper

Central Florida Community College

Chuckie Delano

Central Florida Community College

Bonnie Ronson

Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus

Kenneth Busbee

Houston Community College, Central Campus

Renee Lightner

Florida State College at Jacksonville, Kent Campus

Colleen Fawcett

Palm Beach State College

Richard Gaspar

Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus

Sonia Nieves

Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dominique Charlotteaux

Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Judith Gaspar

Hillsborough Community College

Zoe Salloom

Kentucky Community Colleges

Faith Crim

West Ky Community and Technical College

Cheryl Sandoe

Pasco-Hernando Community College

Ted Wilson

Hopkinsville Community College

Chris Woodall

Madisonville Community College

Kimberly DeVaughn

Maysville Community & Technical College

Geoff Cain

College of the Redwoods

Pam Bridgman

Somerset Community College

Kate Hess

Kirkwood Community College

Jo-Ann Halloran

Daytona State College

Claudiarose (Pheo) Martin

Everett Community College

Lorah Gough

Houston Community College

Claver Hategekimana

Wenatchee Valley College, Omak campus

Angela Secrest

Houston Community College

Sue Gallaway

Centralia College

Stephanie Delaney

Cascadia College


Funded by Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)