Institute Faculty

Jennifer Pate

Open Education Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of North Alabama

Jennifer Pate is an Associate Professor, Open Education Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of North Alabama. She leads the campus OER initiative, which provides funding for faculty to find, assess, and develop OER for use in their courses. She has developed faculty training modules, led OER campus workshops, and works with individual faculty to find OER to complement their courses. Jennifer has completed the Open Education Network’s Certificate in OER Librarianship, Creative Commons Certification, the Library Copyright Institute, and recently completed a second Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and Design focused on incorporating open education practices.

Areas of Expertise

  • Building campus partnerships
  • Faculty assessment
  • Faculty development
  • Instructional design
  • Open licensing