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Connect OER

Open Education

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, United States
Official Website @KUnews

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 27,180

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OER Webpage
OER LibGuide


KU is an active member of the Open Textbook Network (OTN). We're one year into a two year pilot OER Grant program to support the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER at KU. There's a well-established library publishing program which has published one open textbook and plans to support more as they arise. We were just selected to participate in the OpenStax Institutional Partner Program. A working group is expecting a charge from the Provost to explore and implement strategies for greater OER adoption. At present, we estimate savings at KU as a result of OER use at over $100,000.

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Point of Contact

Josh Bolick
Scholarly Communication Librarian, David Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright