Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a remix of four previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux, How to Learn Like a Pro! by Phyllis Nissila, Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, College Success, provided by Lumen Learning, and one previously copyrighted textbook with content that is now openly licensed: Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies by Dave Dillon. A free OER, (Open Educational Resource), Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students’ guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy.
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Dave Dillon is counseling faculty and a professor at Grossmont College in San Diego, California. He currently serves as an ASCCC (Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges OERI (Open Educational Resource Initiative) Regional Lead. He curated and co-authored three OER (Open Educational Resources), including Blueprint for Success in College and Career (Rebus Community, 2018), which won a Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association and an Open Textbook Award from Open Education Global. Dave was a Stanford University Global Studies Fellow in 2019 and is passionate about anti-racism, student success, textbook quality, open pedagogy, access and affordability, and design.