Exploring a Faculty Open Access Policy at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's Commission on Research (CoR) has decided to move forward with the drafting of a faculty Open Access policy. The Commission's OA Policy Working Group is charged with drafting policy language and providing updates to the Commission.  Contact us with your questions and comments at openaccess@vt.edu.

The Working Group members are:
  • Kevin McGuire (CoR, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation)
  • Ginny Pannabecker (CoR, Libraries)
  • Cayelan Carey (Biological Sciences)
  • Tom Sanchez (Urban Affairs & Planning)
  • Philip Young (Libraries) 

Update: the Working Group will be presenting a resolution to adopt the policy at the Commission on Research's meeting on October 10 (first reading).  See the resolution and a policy summary below (PDF):

Read a campus notice (archived) about the proposed policy from VT News:

A presentation on the proposed policy (slides, updated 7/26/19) can be requested by any faculty group, and has previously been given at:
  • Governance
    • Commission on Faculty Affairs, April 21, 2017
    • Faculty Senate, April 25, 2017
    • Commission on Faculty Affairs, February 2, 2018
    • Faculty Senate, April 24, 2018
    • Faculty Senate, March 8, 2019
    • Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies, March 20, 2019
    • Commission on Research, April 10, 2019
    • Commission on Faculty Affairs, April 19, 2019
  • NLI sessions ("Sharing Our Research: Exploring a Faculty Open Access Policy"; approx. 45 minutes)
    • Past sessions
      • 2017: 10 sessions, May-November
      • 2018: 7 sessions, February-November
      • 2019: 10 sessions, January-July

This page updated September 13, 2019.