The Arthur Lakes Library is soliciting proposals for grants designed to expand Zero Textbook Courses (ZTC) on campus through Open Educational Resources (OER) and Library resources. OER are freely-accessible materials, such as open textbooks, modules, or homework materials. They are licensed to be shared, used, and modified, as long as proper credit is given.
OER is directly in line with the goals and plan of Mines @ 150, which includes expanding offerings, diversifying delivery, and providing curricula that are financially accessible. OER makes higher education more accessible and equitable.
Through this grant, the Library is awarding faculty up to $400 available for faculty to use OER and Library resources to develop “Zero Textbook Cost” courses.
The Mines OER Steering Committee will be hosting two virtual information sessions to review the grant, discuss methods for going ZTC, and address any questions. Please register for session in advance to receive Zoom information: Wednesday, July 1 at 10am & Tuesday, July 7 at 2pm.
Applications are due by email firstname.lastname@example.org on July 20, 2020.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education has awarded the Colorado School of Mines with funding to develop a local institutional OER incentive program. There are both pragmatic and principled benefits of OER, including lowering the costs of higher education for our students, increasing the accessibility to higher education, increasing the visibility of work, and allowing coursework to be tailored to the Mines curriculum.
The Mines OER Steering Committee will assist awardees by providing the following support:
The OER Steering Committee looks forward to reducing the costs of higher education for Mines students and contributing to open pedagogy.