What do the Academic Performance Index of your country talk about OERs?

Academicians all around the world are to a great extent motivated and driven to publish by matrices that the apex bodies/ policies specify or provide as guidelines. These are the ones on which the promotions and many times even gradation of pay depends.

In India, we call it as Academic Performance Index (API). This is given by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the apex and regulatory body of Universities in India.

It specifies the number of copyrights and patents owned by a faculty and these are calculated in the index but nowhere is the clarity of publishing/creating OERs being spoken of. It considers ‘points’ for development of e-content, contribution of MOOCs but a huge grey area here because no mention specifically of OER in the entire API table.

This is an obstacle in popularizing the creation and usage of OERs in academia in India.

Let’s know more about academic performance index or any other kind of matrix that other countries use, so that we know more, learn more and do our two cents in strengthening the world of OE.

:person_cartwheeling: Your Host: Dr. Ajita Deshmukh
:office: Affiliation: Assistant Professor, School of Education and Research, MIT-ADT University, Pune, India
:tada: Format: Ongoing discussion, live event, shared resource, call for action
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Let’s know more about how do policies in different countries acknowledge and motivate academia to create and use OERs?


Just a thinking and analyzing mind! :slight_smile:

Discussion Prompts

  • Prompt 1: How do the policies of academia in your country consider OERs?
  • Prompt 2: Are there any ‘points’ in the matrix? Is there any matrix?
  • Prompt 3: Is there enough motivation within the policy for academicians to favour OERs over copyrights and patents?

Thanks for opening this discussion, Ajita, I hope we can keep this going with the community here.

In North America what seems to more examined for purposes of tenure and promotion is academic publishing, and not as much copyright and patents. And it is operational at an institution level rather than national.

A resource that came to mind is the Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success (DOERS3) model as amrix of OER activities and how they support the usual modes for tenure and promotion of research, teaching, and service:

Thanks for the input, Alan. I hope too that this discussion continues in the community here. I wonder how is it at other Asian countries?

@leohavemann, maybe you missed this. Would like to connect on this. :slight_smile: