Open Access Task Force
Open Access to Research Task Force
The Open Access to Research Articles Act became law on August 9, 2013. This law required Eastern Illinois University to establish an Open Access to Research Task Force, which must:
• Consider how the public university can best further the open access goals laid out in the act, whether by creation of an open access policy for the public university, creation of an open access policy for the state, or some other mechanism;
• Review how peer institutions and the federal government are addressing issues related to open access and ensure that any institutional or statewide policies are consistent with steps taken by federal grant-making agencies; and
• Consider academic, legal, ethical and fiscal ramifications of and questions regarding an open access policy.
The EIU Open Access to Research Task Force has approved a policy, which is available here. Task force members presented the policy to various Eastern faculty and administrative groups, including the President's Council, Academic Leadership Team, Faculty Senate and the Council on Graduate Studies, in addition to sponsoring an open Faculty Forum. President William Perry presented the policy to the EIU Board of Trustees on Nov. 7, 2014, and the President's Council is expected to present it for adoption as an Internal Governing Policy.
All meetings of the EIU Open Access to Research Task Force were open to the public.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 9 a.m., Booth Library Room 4515
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, 1 p.m., Booth Library Room 4515
Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, 3 p.m., Booth Library Room 4515
Friday, April 18, 2014, 9 a.m., Booth Library Room 4515
Friday, April 4, 2014, 9 a.m., Booth Library Room 4515
Monday, March 17, 2014, 5 p.m., Booth Library Room 4515
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 9 a.m., Booth Library Room 4515
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, 9 a.m., Booth Library Room 4515