The 2019 Open Educational Resources Grant

Interested faculty members who want to explore a potential project suitable for a FITI or OER grant are invited to meet with Amy Sugar and Deborah Prosser in the Bookmark Cafe on Wednesday 2/6 (12 – 1 pm) or Thursday 2/7 (1-2 pm). We will buy you a cup of coffee.

The online grant application is due on 2/28/19. Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

The 2019 Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant aims to accomplish three main goals:

  • Significantly lower the cost of required materials (i.e. textbooks) to enrolled students in a specific course.
  • Maintain and improve student learning outcomes and satisfaction with the required materials.
  • Contribute to the growing body of OER available to the global higher education community.

Grants in the form of stipends of up to $3000 are available for Rollins faculty members interested in working with a team consisting of the Director of the Endeavor Center for Faculty Development, an instructional technologist, and a librarian to lower the textbook costs for students in a specific course using Open Educational Resources (OER). The grant will be for three years, or three iterations of a specific course. Therefore, grants could last for a minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six years. The committee will fund up to one new OER project per academic year. This program is open to both full-time and contingent faculty members teaching in CLA, Crummer, and Holt.


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