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.

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.

Read more about the position below and apply by Feb. 3.


  • 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.

Board makeup

  • 2-3 Oregon State faculty members: 1 one-year term, 2 two-year terms

  • 2 Ecampus instructional designers: 1 one-year term, 1 two-year term

  • 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


Questions? Contact Stefanie Buck at stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu.

Key dates

Action Timeline
Call for board members goes out Jan. 17
Application deadline Feb. 3
Board members selected Feb. 10
First board meeting February (exact date TBD)
Call for affordable learning grant proposals March 24
Grant proposals due May 5
Board meets to review grant proposals May 19

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.