Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER Mission Statement

The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement is inspired by research showing that the unaffordability of textbooks is a major obstacle to educational justice. The cost of textbooks is an impediment to students’ academic success and completion, particularly for the low income students that John Jay serves. Students often are unable to buy textbooks, or are forced to delay textbook purchases, putting them at a disadvantage from the first day of class. Further, using new, open material affords faculty (with support from Undergraduate Studies and the Teaching and Learning Center) the opportunity to redesign courses with best practices in student learning and success. 

“As an institution defined by its commitment to justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is dedicated to fostering the use of open and alternative resources in order to provide every undergraduate student, regardless of their financial resources, access to education of the highest quality.”


The OER Commons Website is currently being updated, please click here for the site. 

Please click here for OER resources.