OER Grants at USU
USU Libraries has teamed up with Academic & Instructional Services and colleges on campus to provide grant opportunities to support USU faculty and instructors in adopting, adapting, and creating Open Educational Resources to support their courses. These grants are made to reduce barriers to student success, as well as to encourage faculty and instructors to try new, high-quality, and lower cost ways to deliver learning materials to students through OER. Grants are reviewed according to the following categories.
Adopt an existing textbook, or other educational resource which significantly reduces costs for students. Funded at up to $500.
Adaptation of one or more existing open educational resource, customized to your instructional needs. Examples can include editing existing chapters, creating supplemental sources such as homework assignments, test banks, lecture slides, or lab manuals. Funded at up to $1,000.
Create / author new learning materials that will be liscensed openly. Funded at up to $3,000.
We do not currently have an open call for proposals. If you are interested in pursuing an OER grant option in one of the three categories please reach out to the OER team.
Projects that are in the works or have already received grant funding can be found below - along with links to the OER created, adapted, or adopted as they become available.
2019: In Progress
|College of Engineering|
|Dr. Belize Lane||CEE 6400||Creation|
|Dr. Oenardi Lawanto||ENGR 2210||Adaptation|
|Dr. Nick Roberts||MAE 3440||Adaptation|
|College of Science
|Dr. David Brown and Dr. Brent Thomas||MATH 1210||Creation|
|Dr. Benjamin Burger||GEO 1360||Creation|
|Dr. Scott Ensign||CHEM 1210/1220||Creation|
|Dr. Joe Koebbe||MATH 4610||Creation|
|Dr. Jessica Habashi||BIOL 2060||Adaptation|
|Dr. Wayne Hatch||BIOL 1010||Adaptation|
|Dr. Melissa Kofoed and Dr. Shawn Miller||CHEM 1010||Adaptation|
|Pataranut Rujirawat and Dave Bregenzer||MATH 1050||Adaptation|
|Pataranut Rujirawat, Dr. Daniel Coster, Dr. Yan Sun, and Dr. Jurgen Symanzik||STAT 2000||Adaptation|
|Blair Larsen||GEO 3100||Adoption|
|S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources|
|Dr. Chris Lant||ENVS 2340||Creation|
|College of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Dr. Nolan Weil||IELI 2470/2475||Creation||Speaking of Culture|
|Dr. Susan O. Shapiro and Jessica Mellenthin||HIST/CLAS/RELS 3210||Creation||Mythology Unbound: An Online Textbook for Classical Mythology|
|Brian Champagne||JCOM 3200||Creation||Writing for Electronic Media|
|Dr. Li Guo||CHIN 3540||Adaptation||Translating from and into Chinese|
|Dr. Avery Edenfield||ENGL 3400||Adoption||Technical Writing|
|Dr. Gabriele Ciciurkaite||SOC 3330||Adoption||Individualized Medical Sociology: Placing Sociology in Medical Practice|
|Dr. Julia Gossard||HIST 1110||Adoption||Fordham University's Internet Modern Sourcebook|
|Dr. Stephen Van Geem||SOC 2120||Adoption||Introduction to Statistics|
Past Grants - Impact
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
In 2017, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences partnered with USU Libraries and Academic & Instructional Services to create a grant opportunity for the creation, adaptation, and adoption of OER within the college. Below is a snapshot of the grant's impact.