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Affordable Course Materials Initiative (ACMI)

What are OER & Affordable Mentors?

The ACMI has established an OER/Affordable course materials mentor program for faculty.

The goal is to develop a pool of instructors who are currently using OER and or have converted their course to low or no cost and are willing to be a point person to guide others interested in transitioning to affordable materials.  We wish to match instructors from the same or related disciplines.  

If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete the interest form.

If you would like to work with a mentor, you can contact them directly. If you are not sure who may be a good fit contact Julia Rodriguez, the ACMI Coordinator.

Stay tuned. MORE mentors will be listed soon. 

Current Mentors

Caterina Pieri - - Special Lecturer of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. She has converted six of her courses using OER materials she has created. 

Professor Pieri can support faculty with OER creation, adoption, OER promotion, and course markings.


Erin Dwyer - - Associate Professor in the History department. She has converted her Introductory to American History and Civil War and Reconstruction courses using primarily library materials and free open content. Professor Dwyer can support faculty in History and Political Science. 


Rebecca Malatesta - - Special Instructor in the Psychology department. Rebecca has converted PSY 1000 and PSY 2500. For PSY 1000 she uses an open textbook from OpenStax (Psychology 2e0 paired with a low-cost Waymaker online system by Lumen.  For PSY 2500, she adopted a low-cost textbook. 

Professor Malatesta has expertise in OER Adoption/Adaption and using free or low-cost homework systems. She can support faculty in Psychology, sociology, and criminal justice.