OER Survey for Faculty
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your responses are anonymous and will help UMass Boston provide support for Open Education.

(OER Survey for Faculty by OpenUMB at UMass Boston is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at TMCC.edu.)
What is your teaching status? *
Which environment do you teach in? *
How long have you worked in a university environment? *
What is your primary academic discipline? *
How often have you done the following? *
Used library database articles to support instruction
Used library subscribed film databases to support instruction
Used library subscribed eBooks to support instruction
Had a librarian perform a class instructional session
Requested a librarian to create a guide to research resources in your discipline
Used the open.umb.edu website to find resources
Created a reader or used open educational resources instead of a traditional text
Used online videos to support instruction
Researched alternatives to a costly textbook
Discussed with discipline colleagues alternatives to a costly text
Who has the PRIMARY role in selecting educational resources for use in the courses you teach? *
Has the cost of textbooks caused concern for you? *
Have you created a low cost reader to replace a publisher’s textbook? *
Given assistance by librarians and/or instructional designers, would you consider producing an alternative to a publisher’s text by using any of the options listed: *
Given the opportunity, would you use a no/low cost open educational textbook that has received positive peer reviews? *
Indicate which the following Open Educational Resource and Public Domain repositories you have heard of. *
When selecting resources for your teaching, which of the following factors are most important to you? *
If you use a publisher’s textbook, are you satisfied with its relationship to course content? *
If yes, are you satisfied with its pricing?
Clear selection
How aware are you of Open Educational Resources (OER)? OER is defined as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.” Unlike traditionally copyrighted material, these resources are available for ”open use,” which means faculty can edit, modify, customize,, and share them. *
How aware are you of the following licensing mechanisms? *
Somewhat aware
Very aware
Public Domain
Creative Commons
Do you think you will engage in the activities below within the next three years? *
Use library databases and eBooks to serve as course readings?
Use Open Educational Resources to serve as course readings?
Work by yourself to discover supplemental or replacement materials to the textbook?
Work with a librarian to uncover library database articles or eBooks to add to course content?
Work with a librarian and/or instructional designer to discover appropriate Open Educational Resources?
Do you believe that within the next ten years the textbook publishing industry will be shaken up significantly by Open Educational Resources adapted, edited and/or created by faculty? *
How would you rate the ease of searching for educational resources for your courses? *
Very difficult
Very easy
What are most important deterrents to the use of library online resources in your courses? *
What are most important deterrents to the use of open educational resources in your courses? *
Additional comments you would like to share.
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