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Open Educational Resources

Promoting and supporting open educational resources to improve access and lower costs for course materials.

Applying for incentive program

Faculty who currently use a traditional textbook and elect to adopt an Open Education Resource (OER) textbook may be eligible to receive a stipend. Within a single department where faculty adopt an OER textbook in a multi-section course, each full-time faculty teaching that course may be eligible to receive the stipend; each individual faculty will need to submit this form. Stipends are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

  • The OER Taskforce makes final approval for consideration for the stipend.
  • Faculty will be required to survey their students at the end of each semester and report the results of the survey to the OER Taskforce. 
  • Only open resources will be considered. Open Educational Resources (OER) are released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing by others.
  • Participants must survey their students at the end of the semester and report the survey results to the task force. There will be required survey questions.

Please submit this form for consideration.

Award levels:

  • $300, first-time adoption of OER textbook for a section, agree to use for at least 2 semesters, reduces cost for students to $0
  • $500, first-time adoption of an OER textbook that faculty member has remixed/adapted for a section, agree to use for at least 2 semesters and share alike, reduces cost for students to $0
  • $800, first-time adoption of an OER textbook for a department with more than one section, agree to use for at least 2 semesters, reduces cost for students to $0