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OER Initiatives @ B-CU

Bethune-Cookman University
Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative 



The OER  initiative was started in 2020 during Dr. E LaBrent Chrite's administration and was delegated to Dr. Hector N. Torres when Dr. Arletha McSwain left the institution. The initiative was supported and approved by Dr. Helena Walrond during her tenure as Provost. 

In August 2022, Provost William Berry announced that B-CU was selected to attend AAC&U's 2022-2023 Institute on Open Educational Resources. He also selected Dr. Torres to continue to lead the B-CU OER Initiative.

The OER team has been meeting throughout the fall 2022 semester in planning sessions. Information concerning action plans from the OER Committee will begin to be announced by the Provost's Office in the near future.

Compiled by Helen Morey, OER team member

Nov 2, 2022 /Rev. June 28, 2023


2022-2023  B-CU OER Initiative Team Members


Dr. Hector N. Torres - Team Lead
Professor, Mathematics and Science Education
College of Arts and Humanities, 
School of Education, (386) 481-2227 (Office), (386) 481-7802 (Cell)

Ms. Helen Morey
Collection Development/Acquisitions Librarian
Carl S. Swisher Memorial Library (386) 481-2417

Dr. Latoya Raniece Newell Burke
Assistant Professor, Business Law
College of Business and Entrepreneurship (386) 481-2841

Dr. Jyl O'Brien-Williams
Clinical Education Coordinator/ Assistant Professor
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
L. Gale Lemerand School of Nursing Building,  386-481-2864

Dr. Allen Pelley
Associate Professor of Mathematics
College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Department of Physics and Mathematics (386) 481-2664

Dr. Clarissa West-White
University Archivist/Assistant Professor 
Carl S. Swisher Memorial Library, (386) 481-2198 (Office)


Dr. Nina L. Talley (Spring 2023 - )

Director, Center for Career Success
Office of Student Success & Retention
618 International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida  32114
Email: Office:  386-481-2651
Former members:
Ms. April Hudson 
Faculty Developer
B.J. Moore Center for Faculty Innovation,  386-481-2325