MGCCC instructors receive Z-Degree Mississippi Grant

Photo of four instructors in front of an OER Team sign

Four Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College instructors from the Jackson County Campus received grants from The University of Mississippi. From left are Dr. Javier Gomez, language arts; Carin Platt, development studies; Dr. Christy Philippoff, science; and David Hilton, social studies.

Four Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College instructors received a Z-Degree Mississippi Grant from The University of Mississippi.  The instructors, all from the Jackson County Campus, are Dr. Javier Gomez, language arts; David Hilton, social studies; Carin Platt, development studies; and Dr. Christy Philippoff, science.

Each instructor will receive $1,000 to integrate open educational resources into their courses.  They were also invited to attend workshops offered by Lumen Learning, a leading consulting group.

Under the grant, recipients are required to conduct research and planning during the spring and summer of 2018 and use open educational resources in a course during the 2018-2019 academic year. They must also participate in a survey, along with their students, designed to improve the Z-Degree program.