The Connecticut College Open Educational Resources Grant is now open for applications. The grant provides funding and staff support to faculty who wish to create or integrate OER into a course. Funding is generously supported by the Office of the Dean of Faculty, Academic Resource Center, Office of the Dean of Students, and Information Services and is a testament to the importance of OER for student academic success and cost-saving strategies.
Grants are administered in two categories – adoption and creation:
- Integrate an existing open textbook or OER material into a course
- Funds awarded for creating supplemental material such as quizzes, presentations, etc
- Five adoption grants are available
- Create a new OER or adapt an existing open textbook
- Adapting an OER must include significant revision, rewriting and creation of additional chapters. See the adaptation guide from BC Campus for more details.
For more information and a discussion with past grant recipients, please join us on Thursday October 29, noon-1:30, for the CTL’s Talking Teaching:
Open Educational Resources (OER): Strategies for Using Free, Adaptable & Open Textbooks
Examples of Connecticut College OER courses and material are listed here:
- Derek Turner, Philosophy, wrote Form and Content: An Introduction to Formal Logic published in 2019 under a Creative Commons license.
- Maria Rosa, Biology, adopted and revised content for Invertebrate Biology: BIO 215
- Kathy McKeon and Warren Johnson, Mathematics and Statistics, adopted OpenStax Calculus for 100-level Calculus 3-course sequence
- Rachel Black, Anthropology, adopted material for Power and Inequality in a Globalized World: ANT 114
- Emily Kuder, Hispanic Studies, adopted and revised material for Spanish for the Professions: SPA202
- Yongjin Park, Economics, adopted a free textbook for ECO407: The Economics of Conflict and Cooperation