Conference: Open Educational Resources and Dual Enrollment


OER and Dual Enrollment Conference
Making a Case for Student Success

Join colleagues from around the country to build awareness and share policies and practices on how open educational resources and dual enrollment can support student success.

Who should attend?

Policymakers, state education agency leaders, faculty, teachers and administrators


Thursday, February 24 - 
Friday, February 25, 2022


Kimpton Overland Hotel
2 Porsche Drive
Atlanta, GA 30354

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Registration is open >

Conference registration fee: $150

Sponsor or Exhibit

Contact Charlotte Dailey >

The conference is supported by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

making a case for student success


Keynote speakers

Our opening keynote speaker for the OER and Dual Enrollment Conference will be Richard Sebastian, the director of Achieving the Dream’s Open and Digital Learning. Sebastian is leading an effort to support colleges across the United States in designing degree programs using the organization’s learning initiatives focused on open and digital learning.

Our closing keynote speaker will be Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana commissioner of higher education and SREB Board member. Reed is the only female current state higher education executive officer who has led higher education in more than one state. She was recognized nationally as the 2020 Exceptional Leader by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.


Conference Program
Open Educational Resources and Dual Enrollment: Making a Case for Student Success

February 24-25, 2022
Atlanta, Kimpton Overland Hotel

We will add new sessions in the coming weeks, so check back for the latest.

Wednesday, February 23 7 to 9 pm Welcome Reception – Rooftop
Thursday, February 24 7 to 8 am Continental Breakfast – Ballroom Foyer
  8 to 10 am
Welcome – Ballroom

Stephen Pruitt, President, Southern Regional Education Board

Stevie Lawrence, Vice President  Postsecondary Education, SREB 

Opening Keynote  

Richard Sebastian, Director of Open and Digital Learning, Achieving the Dream 

  10 to 10:15 am Break
  10:15 to 10:55am
Session 1 – Ballroom

OER, Dual Enrollment, and Career and Technical Education: 
Increasing Educational Equity, Access, and College Affordability 

Stephen Pruitt, SREB 
Stevie Lawrence, SREB 
Dale Winkler, Vice President School Improvement, SREB 


11 to

Session 2 – ballroom

Regional Scaling of Open Educational Resources—Working Together to Advance the Awareness and Adoption of OER

Tanya Spilovoy, National Consortium of Open Educational Resources 
Annika Many, Midwestern Higher Education Commission 
Lindsey Gumb, New England Board of Higher Education 
Charlotte Dailey, Southern Regional Education Board 
Liliana Diaz, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education 

  11:45 am to 1 pm Lunch

1 to 1:50 pm


2 to 2:50 pm


3 to 3:50 pm

Concurrent Sessions A, B C 

Attendees may chose among three sessions in three time slots.

A – salon 1

OER In Dual Enrollment 
An In-Depth Look at Motlow State Community College’s OER in Dual Enrollment Program

Michael Torrence, President, Motlow State Community College 

B – Rooftop

Teaching and Learning with Technology 
Everyone Can Code, and Everyone Can Create 

This session will highlight Apple’s OER Curriculum at Tennessee State University’s High School Online Dual Enrollment Program. Discussion will cover data on student completion rates, satisfaction and course outcomes. 

Nicole Arrighi, Robbie Melton and Johnnie Smith, Tennessee State University

C – salon ii



2 to
3:50 pm


3 to
3:50 pm


3:50 to 4:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions (A,B,C)



Concurrent Sessions (A,B,C)



  4:15 to 5 pm
Session 3 – ballroom

Expanding the Use of OER in Developmental Education and 
College Readiness 

Relinda Ruth, Director of Educational Resources, Cossatot Community College, University of Arkansas 

Friday, February 25 7 to 8 am Continental Breakfast – Ballroom Foyer
  8 to 9:30 am
Opening Session Day 2 – ballroom

A Case for Student Success:
SREB’s Student Success Advisory Council

Stevie Lawrence, SREB

Closing Keynote Speaker

Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education

Board Member, SREB

  9:30 to 10:30 am
Session 1 – ballroom

An Overview of State Legislation on OER Funding and More

Participants will examine legislative actions taken in SREB states in recent years to support and advance the use and adoption of OER and will discuss potential action items for their states. 

Lee Posey, Vice President State Strategies, SREB 
Jeffrey Grove, Program Specialist-State Strategies, SREB 
Fran Millar, Former State Senator, Georgia

  10:30 to 10:45 am Break
  10:45 to 11:45 am
Session 2 - Ballroom

Emerging Practices in OER and Dual Enrollment

Sheri Waltz, Communication Studies Department Chair, Volunteer State Community College

Tim Shaughnessy, Director of Career Pathways, SREB

  11:45 am

Closing Remarks 

Stephen Pruitt, President, SREB