The OER working group, on behalf of the CTL is happy to announce a special grant program for CBU employees to develop open educational resources (OER). This program is designed to encourage and support educators from CBU in the adaptation, adoption, creation and curation of open educational resources, and to increase access to open course material for students.
$5,000: Up to $5,000 for the development of an open textbook on a topic that is currently not covered by an existing open textbook.
$2,500: Up to $2,500 to adapt an existing open textbook(s) to create a new version or edition, or to increase local content within an existing open textbook.
$1,000: Up to $1,000 for the creation of ancillary materials to support existing open textbooks, e.g. test banks, slide decks, or interactive media.
Any individual who is employed at CBU, who assigns readings within a credit course at CBU. This award can be applied to individually or as a group. Contract employees are eligible, but at least one member of the application must have a contract extending until the anticipated completion date of the project.
*Traditional knowledge projects may not need to adhere to the Creative Commons license requirement.
Grant applications will be evaluated by CBU's OER working group based on the criteria below:
What can grants be used for?
Ineligible expenses include: Travel, office supplies, equipment, publishing fees and faculty/staff salaries.
Deadline for submissions is Oct 18, 2021