Innovation Spotlight: Professor Regina F. Burch Awarded OER Faculty Fellowship

Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence and Bar Success and Visiting Professor of Law Regina Burch was awarded a Touro University Open Educational Resources (OER) Faculty Fellowship, for her project titled Navigating Business Organizations: Cases, Statutes, and Practice for Law Students.

The Navigating Business Organizations OER project was developed in response to the need for a comprehensive and cost-effective alternative to the traditional commercial textbooks for a course in business organizations law. The project is an online, multimedia experience. The content will include excerpts of cases and statutes, videos, PowerPoints, exercises, and multiple choice and essay quizzes and will be provided at no cost to students.

Professor Burch stated, "This project allows me to contribute towards an initiative that not only enhances the quality of education but also ensures its accessibility. I am thrilled to be part of a movement that places student needs and success at the forefront.”

Last year, Michelle Zakarin, Professor of Legal Process and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, was an OER Fellowship recipient and is completing a legal writing textbook utilizing Open Educational Resources that will be hosted on an online platform rather than published in a traditional hard copy format, allowing students and faculty to access materials at no cost.



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