This time-limited project is now complete with the end of its grant-funded phase.

The purpose of the PA GOAL program is to award a series of grants to encourage and support faculty and academic staff in creating, adapting, and adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) and other zero-cost materials for classroom use in Pennsylvania institutions of postsecondary and higher education. Funded by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) and administered by Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), the program aims to support a wide range of open and zero-cost initiatives at a diverse range of institutions across Pennsylvania.

The program will create a more equitable ecosystem for virtual learners by expanding access for both traditional students and non-traditional adult learners from all age groups, ethnicities, and backgrounds in post-secondary and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania.


Alison Bradley

PALCI Director, Strategic Initiatives

Sara Parme

Grants Coordinator

PA GOAL Advisory & Review Board

Lauryn Artis-Woodman

Manager, Instructional Design

Northampton Community College

Jenifer Baldwin 

Associate Director for Access, Instruction, and Research Services

Saint Joseph’s University

Marian Hampton

Open Education Librarian

University of Pittsburgh

Michael LaMagna, Ed.D. 

Information Literacy Program & Library Services Coordinator

Associate Professor & Reference Librarian

Delaware County Community College

Bryan J. McGeary, PhD, MS, MLIS

Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian

The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. A. Nicole Pfannenstiel

Assistant Professor of English/Digital Media

Millersville University

Marianne Watson

Director of Resource Management & Description

Villanova University