Editorial board

The Open Educational Resources Unit editorial board helps ensure the quality and integrity of all open-source textbooks and course materials published by Oregon State University. The board’s main purpose is to make final recommendations on all peer-reviewed manuscripts and review all affordable learning grant proposals. Additionally, the board acts as an advisory body for policy and procedural matters.


  • Meet 1-2 times per term to make final recommendations on peer-reviewed manuscripts. Board members are not required to read the entire manuscript, but they must read all peer-review feedback and recommendations.

  • Meet 4-5 times a year to review affordable learning grant proposals and make funding recommendations.

  • Discuss and make recommendations on other OERU-related business, such as grant payments schedules, retention schedule and processes.

  • Bring new ideas to improve affordable learning at Oregon State University.

2023-2024 Board Members 

  • Christopher Sanchez, College of Liberal Arts
  • Becky Crandall, College of Education
  • Jennifer Beamer, Public Health and Human Sciences
  • Kate Tanski, Instructional Designer, Ecampus
  • Christine Scott, Instructional Designer, Ecampus
  • Stefanie Buck, director, Open Educational Resources Unit
  • Mark Lane, production manager, Open Educational Resources Unit
  • Shannon Riggs, executive director of academic programs and learning innovation, Ecampus

Become a board member

Are you an Oregon State faculty member or instructional designer concerned about the increasing cost of textbooks? You can make a meaningful contribution by joining the OERU editorial board.

Check back in Winter 2023 for application details.

About the Open Educational Resources Unit

Our mission is to improve student access to affordable course materials by supporting and encouraging faculty to adopt, adapt or author high-quality, open educational resources.

You can read more about this important work throughout our website.