United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship

"We The People" for the Global Goals

Open educational resources (OERs) increase access to education and empower students in the learning process. Open pedagogy - a component of OERs - places the student at the center of that learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment in order to achieve social justice in the community. Montgomery College is fully committed to social justice as evidenced by the Academic Master Plan and the Middle States Re-accreditation Self Study.

This Open Pedagogy Fellowship sponsored by ELITE is designed to assist faculty with creating three renewable assignments (all of which will have a Creative Commons license).

Renewable Assignments
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David Wiley defines renewable assignments as those assignments students complete that add value to their world. Disposable assignments, according to Wiley, are those that students are likely to throw away once they have been graded. The conceptual framework on which this fellowship is based are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a set of 17 goals that address a wide range of social issues. The SDGs are designed to achieve and maintain social justice.

The creation of renewable assignments will begin in Summer 2019. A minimum of two renewable assignments will be deployed in each of the classes during Fall 2020. A student showcase of selected projects based on the open pedagogy assignments will be held in February 2020.

 2019 Faculty Fellowship

 Academic Affairs Initiatives and Division Goals

View the Academic Affairs Initiatives and Division Goals Document   (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  


MC fellowship teams should include 2 to 3 instructors from different disciplines and different campuses so as to maximize student impact. It is anticipated that 10 teams will be selected. Each MC faculty fellow will receive 1 ESH to participate. MC participants will be required to attend a kick-off meeting and three additional meetings throughout the summer (please no exceptions):

• Thursday, May 30, Kick-off Meeting, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Room TBD
• Thursday, June 6, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Room TBD
• Thursday, June 13, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Room TBD
• Thursday, August 1, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Room TBD

Hear students talk about engaging in the community to transform the world through their open pedagogy coursework. View the Inaugural UNSDG Open Pedagogy Student Showcase Video.


Contact Us

Dr. Michael Mills
Ms. Shinta Hernandez

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Faculty Fellowship, March 2019, CCCOER-OEC and SUNY Webinar


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