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This page exists to help develop SFFC's (inter)national campaign to ensure that universities are best configured to create, share, and discover academic research and scholarship. Feel free to add/edit.

The project consists of: 1) creating a framework to measure key indicators of openness; 2) conducting research into university policies and assigning "openness" scores; 3) dissemination of findings and advocacy for more openness.

A Note on Naming

Although originally termed the "Open University Campaign," to avoid confusion and trademark concerns, we've rebranded to the "Open Education Campaign." The focus remains the same.

The Wheeler Declaration

An open university is one in which

  1. The research the university produces is open access.
  2. The course materials are open educational resources.
  3. The university embraces free software and open standards.
  4. If the university holds patents, it readily licenses them for free software, essential medicines, and the public good.
  5. The university network reflects the open nature of the internet.

where "university" includes all parts of the community: students, faculty, administration. The Declaration was a joint statement of the community at the [Free Culture 2008 Conference] in Berkeley, CA.


Guidelines for creating rubric Draft rubric


Open University individual university status and information.


Open University Promotional Materials in progress

Open University Report Cards in progress

FC2010 Conference in development; will highlight OU work


8/11/09 — Open University call. Time TBA

List of Open Universities

Other resources

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