SPARC Projects

Connect OER

Open Education

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN, United States
Official Website @UTChattanooga

Type: Public 4-Year
Annual Enrollment: 11,670


OER Webpage
OER LibGuide


The UTC Library supports OER through Affordable Course Materials Initiatives, including faculty grants to reduce the cost of materials for courses, including adoption, adaptation, and authoring of OER. Development and publication of OER is supported through publication support in UTC Scholar's Open Educational Resources series.

Campus Details

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Academic Subjects With Greatest OER Traction:

Mechanisms to Support OER Included in the Following:

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OER Programs

Affordable Course Materials Initiative

The ACMI seeks to improve educational outcomes by lowering the cost of course materials. UTC Library by working directly with faculty to swap costly required and supplemental course texts (textbooks, workbooks, course packs, or supplemental readings) with existing library electronic resources, open educational resources (OERs), open access scholarship and/or alternative educational resources.

Program Type:

Duration: 09/2016 - Present

Program Webpage:

Scope: Affordable course content, including cost-free course content and OER

Primary OER Strategy: OER Awareness

Secondary OER Strategies: OER Adaptation, OER Adoption, OER Pedagogy, OER Publication

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Program Partners:

Source of Program Funding:

Total Program Funding to Date: $ 40,000

Total Student Savings to Date: $ 204,612

Incentives Offered by the Program:

Conditions: Recipients are encouraged to openly license and freely share resources created or adapted

Total amount of incentive grants awarded to date: $ 8,500

Total number of incentive grants awarded to date: 17

Typical amount of each grant: $ 500