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Open Education

University of Houston

Houston, TX, United States
Official Website @UHouston

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 40,914

  SPARC Member  

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Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in the multicultural city of Houston, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Libraries, The University of Houston is having its first round of competitive awards in the Alternative Textbook Incentive Program in the spring of 2018. Awards of $250 - $2500 are offered to faculty who adopt, adapt, or create an open textbook for their class or use library resources for their course to replace the current textbook. Awards will be based on how much money is being saved by the students, frequency of the course taught, and feasibility of the implementation plan.
The University Libraries has also hired an OER librarian who will lead the OER program.

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Point of Contact

Ariana E. Santiago
Open Educational Resources Coordinator