Public Act 098-0295 or the "Open Access to Research Articles Act" requires that the Governors State University (along with all public universities in Illinois) establish a Task Force to design a proposed policy regarding open access for the scholarly articles produced at the University. The Act specifies a number of issues that the Task Force must consider when recommending such a policy. The Task Force must be put in place by January 2014, and the final report must be issued by January 2015.

Findings and Recommendations

Governors State University's December 5, 2014 Report

Open Access Task Force Members

  • Deborah Bordelon (co-chair), Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs 
  • Lydia Morrow Ruetten (co-chair), Dean of the Library 
  • Elizabeth Cada, Dean, College of Health and Human Services and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Carlos Ferran, Associate Professor, Management Information Systems 
  • David Golland, Assistant Professor, History 
  • Walter Henne, Assistant Professor, Chemistry 
  • Michael D. Springer, Senior Vice President, Business and Publishing, American Dental Association 

Schedule of Meetings

  • February 13, 2014  3-4 p.m.  
    G262 (College of Business and Public Administration conference room)
  • March 27, 2014  2-4 p.m.  
    G261 (College of Education conference room) 
  • April 24, 2014  2-4 p.m.  
    G261 (College of Education conference room)
  • August 14, 2014  2-4 p.m.  
    G261 (College of Education conference room)
  • October 2, 2014 2-4 p.m.

Open Forums

  • September 22, 2014 2-4 p.m. 
    Center for Performing Arts "Stage"
  • October 1, 2014 2-4 p.m. 
    Rm. D1497

Open Access Resources

updated 12/23/2014