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Catherine M. Casserly

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Board Member

Phone: (415) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: c***@***.org
Local Address: Mountain View, California, United States
Creative Commons Corporation
Creative Commons 171 Second St Suite 300
San Francisco, California 94105
United States

Company Description: A nonprofit corporation, Creative Commons promotes the creative reuse of intellectual works - whether owned or in the public domain. It is sustained by the generous...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    CC Salons

Education

  • Ph.D. , economics of education
    Stanford University
  • honorary doctorate
    Open University
  • PhD , economics of education
    Stanford
  • honorary doctorate
    The Open University
193 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors - Creative Commons
creativecommons.org, 2 Mar 2014 [cached]
Catherine Casserly (CEO)
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Cathy Casserly
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Catherine Casserly, CEO
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Catherine Casserly is CEO of Creative Commons. She is passionate about how openness and global knowledge sharing can promote learning. An early architect of the open educational resources (OER) field, she managed investments totaling more than $100M for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Cathy spearheaded work in the areas of transparency and technology as Vice President of Innovation and Open Networks at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is a founding board member of the Digital Public Library of America and Peer-2-Peer University. Cathy earned her Ph.D. in the economics of education from Stanford University.
Commons News - Creative Commons
creativecommons.org, 25 Sept 2013 [cached]
A few months ago, CC CEO Cathy Casserly spoke at the IIT Institute of Design's Design Strategy Conference. She began her talk by laying out the three assumptions she was making about the designers in the room:
You become designers because you want to change how things work. You're uniquely able to change how your employers and clients work. You know the value of sharing ideas with others.
Cathy Casserly keynote, IIT Design Strategy Conference from elliotharmon
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Catherine Casserly to step down as Creative Commons CEO
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Mountain View, CA, September 25, 2013: Catherine Casserly announced that she will transition out of her role as CEO of Creative Commons in early 2014. Creative Commons, a Silicon Valley nonprofit that provides legal and technological tools for sharing and collaboration, was launched in 2002. Casserly became the organization's first full-time CEO in 2011 after serving on the board of directors. Casserly helped to secure the organization's considerable gains from its first decade and to lay a foundation for its second. She worked with the board and staff to integrate and grow existing programs, increase public impact, articulate key priorities and outcomes, and strengthen core operations.
One of Casserly's significant accomplishments was Creative Commons' role in the development of open education policies, both in the United States and around the world. In 2012 alone, the governments of Poland and California passed major legislation in support of open educational resources (OER) and others, like British Columbia, provided major public funding for OER. Similarly, the US Department of Labor is currently awarding $2 billion in grants for OER development through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program.
In an email to Creative Commons' global network of volunteers, Casserly expressed pride in three years of growth as a movement and optimism about the possibilities for the organization's new leadership.
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"The focus that we've seen over the past three years is remarkable, and what's even more impressive is the clarity of mission and priorities that Cathy has brought to the organization. Under her leadership, the growth in the use of CC licenses generally, in the field of OER, and particularly in government-adopted OER mandates, has brought us substantially closer to our vision - universal access to knowledge and culture - than ever before."
Casserly agreed, and predicted that the next CEO will play a major role in scaling Creative Commons' achievements.
conference - Creative Commons
creativecommons.org, 9 Sept 2011 [cached]
Cathy Casserly (CEO @ Creative Commons) will talk about the forthcoming challenges for open content and open licenses, with special emphasis in their implications for the critical field of educational content.
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Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly receives President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence
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Cathy Casserly by Carnegie Foundation for the
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The OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC), a community of over 250 member institutions worldwide committed to sharing their courses online, has voted to present Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly with the President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence, a special recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the open courseware community. Prior to Cathy's role as the CEO of Creative Commons and Senior Partner and Vice President of Innovation and Open Networks at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Cathy,
"served as director of the Open Educational Resources Initiative at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and guided more than $100 million in support to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge sharing worldwide. Casserly's work helped raise global awareness of resources, participants and their projects."
We are thrilled for Cathy to receive this honor and for her continuing work supporting open educational resources (OER) at Creative Commons. Cathy, along with other distinguished recipients, will be presented the award at the upcoming OCWC meeting in May, celebrating 10 years of open courseware.
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Tags: award, Cathy Casserly, conference, OCWC, OER, online courses, open courseware, open educational resources, OpenCourseWare
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Board members Catherine Casserly and Esther Wojcicki, CEO Joi Ito, CTO Nathan Yergler, International Project Manager Michelle Thorne, Open Society Foundation (OSF) Policy Fellow Timothy Vollmer, myself, and a slew of CC Affiliates from all over will be participating in the Open Ed Conference, first Mozilla Drumbeat Festival, Free Culture Forum/oXcars, and Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) Workshop.
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Board member Catherine Casserly will present "Open Educational Resources and the Bull's-Eye: Opening Access to Knowledge AND Improving Teaching and Learning," CTO Nathan Yergler will lead a session on "Search and Discovery: OER's Open Loop," which focuses on DiscoverEd, a prototype for scalable search of educational resources online, and OSF Policy Fellow Timothy Vollmer will present the "iNACOL survey: An inquiry into OER projects, practices, and policy in U.S. K-12 schools."
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Active workshoppers include Neeru Paharia (former CC Executive Director) and myself, in addition to a "friends of P2PU" day where CC board member Catherine Casserly will contribute her expertise and support.
board of directors - Creative Commons
creativecommons.org, 2 Mar 2014 [cached]
Cathy Casserly, November 29th, 2012
Read the full press release. (PDF)
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Officers for the coming year were also appointed: Catherine M. Casserly (President and CEO), Mike Linksvayer (Vice President), Diane Cabell (Secretary), Ted Rose (Treasurer), and Diane Peters (General Counsel).
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Cathy Casserly, October 27th, 2011
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Our current plan is for the transition work to begin immediately, but for Cathy to come on board starting March 1. While the timing and the exact location are to be determined, we will be moving the headquarters from San Francisco to Silicon Valley to be closer to some of our funders and many of our core adopters coinciding with Cathy joining full time.
We reviewed and discussed the strategic plan and the board was supportive of the new structure and the objectives and metrics driven format. There was a discussion about the importance of developing the science and education sections of the vision and strategy more. We discussed the importance of involving the stakeholders and community in the conversation as well and looked to other successful models such as Wikimedia.
The board approved the budget which linked to the strategic plan and its objectives with the understanding that Cathy and I will be working on fund raising over the next few months and that certain costs such as the move and the global meeting were still only estimates.
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I'm pleased to announce that today the Creative Commons board of directors has elected Cathy Casserly as a new member. Cathy has been a foremost champion of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement for a decade and of Creative Commons since its inception.
She served as Director of Open Educational Resources Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. A year ago she joined The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as Senior Partner.
Cathy has become a great personal friend and invaluable mentor as I ramp up my involvement in CC's open education strategy. It is a great honor for me to welcome Cathy to the Creative Commons board of directors.
Addendum: CC board chair Esther Wojcicki on her Huffington Post blog writes Open Education Resources Get a Big Boost: Cathy Casserly Joins Creative Commons Board.
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Tags: board of directors, Catherine Casserly, milestone, OER
Catherine M. ...
www.lesusacanada.org, 3 Aug 2012 [cached]
Catherine M. Casserly
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Catherine M. Casserly Cathy Casserly is CEO of Creative Commons, a global nonprofit that enables sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge through the development of legal tools and infrastructure. Creative Commons has affiliates in 70 countries who work to realize the full potential of the internet. Cathy has been a long-time advocate of openness and knowledge sharing working previously as vice president at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and as a program officer at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation where she managed a portfolio of more than $100 million in investments.
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