The Mason English 302 Open Educational Resources Collection is sponsored by the George Mason University Composition Program.
Initial support for this project came from a Mason-4VA Open Educational Resources grant.
The English 302 OER Collection is designed to be used, not just read. Anyone, GMU affiliate or not, is welcome to use the materials in the collection in any way allowed by the Creative Commons Licenses attached to those materials (CC BY 4.0 for all Abstracts, Instructorâs Notes, and journal-wide material such as this section; as indicated at the bottom of the file for other materials). We do expect that you will retain and, as necessary, update the licenses and attribution statements on any materials from the collection you redistribute, whether to students, colleagues, as part of a teaching portfolio, or in any other way.
Here are some brief guidelines for handling licensing and attribution statements on materials obtained from the collection. For a more detailed discussion, see the licensing and attribution document linked from the Author Guidelines.
There are additional examples in the collection itself of how individual instructors have approached writing licensing/attribution statements. There's no one right way to do this, though there are some required elements.
The above information is probably enough to get you started. If you'd like to learn more about the details of the creative commons licensing of OER, and how we handled them for this collection, you may be interested in reading the additional information on licensing and attribution linked from the Author Guidelines. If you have questions, please email Cathy Saunders (firstname.lastname@example.org).