OER Grants at WSU

OER/Affordable Course Materials Grant Program, 2021-2022

Funded through WSU HEERF Funding

ADOPT

Adopt an existing textbook or other educational resource which significantly reduces costs for students.

Funded at up to $500

ADAPT

Adapt one or more existing OER, customized to your instructional needs.

Funded at up to $2,000

CREATE

Create or author new learning materials that will be licensed openly.

Funding depends on project scope, ranging from $3,000 for an individual project to $20,000 for a departmental project that includes major course re-design for high enrollment courses.

 


 

Apply for an OER Grant

Weber State Stewart Library strives to support student success by removing barriers to course materials. Open educational resources are a new avenue of making course materials affordable and accessible. Apply for an OER Grant here.

Preparing your Proposal

To apply for an OER Grant please have the following information ready:

  • Your department, campus affiliation, role (instructor, staff, other) and contact info
  • Names roles, and a brief description of any collaborators
  • Project title and type (Adopt, Adapt, Create)
  • Name/number/title and delivery method of course in which you will use OER*
  • Average course size*
  • Which semesters you plan to use the OER*
  • Project summary that includes
    • A) Rationale for applying for the OER Grant that includes amount of funding needed and how that funding will be used
    • B) anticipated timeline of grant project that includes milestones towards completion and expected implementation semester
    • C) a description of how the use of open resources will improve your course
    • D) a description of how your project will contribute to the open education community
    • E) a description of how you will ensure any OER adopted, adapted, or created will meet university accessibility guidelines
  • A letter of support for your project, signed by your Dean or Department Head

*Information denoted by an asterisk is optional but will help our team review your application

Grant Criteria

  • Potential to reduce student expense, such as replacing a high cost textbook or the impact on a large number of students in high enrollment courses.
  • Feasibility to meet HEERF-funding deadline of May 2022.
  • How they will contribute to the open education community, such as through Creative Commons licensing and filling a gap in available course materials for a given subject.
  • Preference may be given to required general education courses and to courses selecting OER as their primary text.