Collaborating with campus stakeholders is vital to creating a campus culture that recognizes the value of open and affordable resources. Several campus stakeholders are key partners in establishing open and affordable initiatives specifically. A number of stakeholders may be hesitant to implement open and affordable resource markings in the as a result of miscommunication or a lack of information. Thus, both identifying key campus stakeholders and having well-formulated, holistic talking points about the benefits of open and affordable course markings is important.
This section introduces a variety of stakeholders, starting with Chapter 4 (Students), which is dedicated to the main beneficiaries of most course marking efforts. Chapter 5 (Other Stakeholders) presents key considerations for introducing open and affordable course markings to each non-student stakeholder group. Chapter 6 (Talking Points) outlines benefits and common misconceptions, which advocates of course marking will need to address in order to implement them on their campus.
Also called attributes, designations, tags, flags, labels: specific, searchable attributes or designations that are applied to courses, allowing students to quickly identify important information to aid in their decision making and allow them to efficiently plan their academic careers. Course markings may include letters, numbers, graphic symbols, or colors and can designate any information about a course, including service learning status, additional costs, course sequencing requirements, and whether the course fulfills specific general education requirements.
Also called Course Schedule or Schedule of Courses: a college or university’s listing of courses to be offered each semester or quarter, which includes details on class time, prerequisites, instructor of record, and other information; it is updated for each academic period.