OER Grant Program
The Open Educational Resources (OER) Course Development and Implementation Grant Program is established to enhance quality in course offerings and reduce the costs of educational materials for students at Texas State University through grants to support the development of new open educational resources (OER) and/or the redesign of courses using existing OER.
“Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.” -- Hewlett Foundation
Two categories of grants are available under this Request for Application (RFA):
- Development Grants – up to $10,000 to support faculty or faculty teams in developing new OER for courses; and
- Implementation Grants –up to $5000 to support faculty or faculty teams in the redesign of courses for using existing OER.
This RFA encourages faculty applicants from all academic disciplines and in both undergraduate and graduate education with emphasis on making awards where:
- the application proposes a notable reduction in instructional costs for the student,
- the impact of the course development and subsequent cost savings will reach many students,
- all required learning materials used in the newly developed course must be licensed as OER and all optional material would be at no cost to the student,
- the application proposes partnerships with the University Libraries and instructional design support through the Office of Distance and Extended Learning for course development,
- the application details an assessment plan that will compare the effect on teaching and learning of the course redevelopment and OER adoption, and
- there is a clear commitment to offer the newly redesigned course regularly.
Please download (link located on the right) and read the full RFA document for details about how to apply. Then, download the application form to get started. An application form with some example text and in-line guidance for each section is also available through the links on the right.
All inquiries and communications concerning this RFA will be directed via email to: Dana R. Willett
Assistant Vice President, Office of Distance and Extended Learning