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OER Grant Opportunity

The purpose of the grant, with funding provided by the ITEC Executive Committee, is to support faculty in the use, adaptation, or creation of Open Educational Resources. The goals of OER are to increase student access to rich course content, lower the cost of textbooks for students, and ultimately improve student learning. OER are openly licensed educational materials that are low- to no-cost to students. Priority will be given to projects for courses with traditionally high textbook costs and high enrollment. 

Individuals, groups of faculty, or entire departments may submit proposals describing a project to:

  • Adopt an existing OER textbook or other OER (e.g., videos, simulations, etc.) and incorporate it into a course syllabus to reduce cost for students
  • Adapt existing OER to meet your instructional needs. This may include remixing existing OER content and creating new content to fill in gaps of current resources, creating supplemental content including lab manuals, assessments, lecture slides, etc.
  • Develop new OER to fit the needs of your class

2017-18 Grant Recipients

  • Peggy Beauregard Adjunct Professor, A&S Mathematics
  • Joanna Borucinska Associate Professor, A&S Biology
  • Donna Menhart Associate Professor of Ear Training & Director of Undergraduate Studies, The Hartt School
  • James McDonald Associate Professor, A&S Physics
  • Shirley Wang Assistant Professor of Management, Barney School of Business Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
  • Brian Wells Assistant Professor, A&S Physics