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Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH, United States
Official Website @Dartmouth

Type: Private 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 6,298

  SPARC Member  


Founded in 1769, Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences and its four leading graduate schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

The Dartmouth Library has taken a leading role in engaging Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students in conversations about textbook affordability and the value of open educational resources. We have offered workshops and events to promote OER.

The Open Education Initiative was launched by the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) and the Dartmouth Library in early 2019 to support Dartmouth instructors in the adoption, adaption, and creation of open educational resources.

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OER Programs

Open Education Initiative

The Open Education Initiative was launched by the Dartmouth Library and the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) in 2019 in order to reduce the cost of textbooks and other course materials, produce materials that are more engaging and customizable, and better support course learning objectives, and share materials openly with the international teaching and learning community.

To date, grants have been provided to support the development of new OER in five Dartmouth courses.

Materials created for this program, including a description of the grant initiative, promotional emails shared with faculty, the grant initiative application, and presentations for faculty and staff, are shared in an OSF project.

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Duration: 03/2019 - Present

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Scope: OER (open course content)

Primary OER Strategy: OER Publication

Secondary OER Strategies: OER Adaptation, OER Adoption, OER Awareness, OER Curation

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Total Program Funding to Date: $ 10,000

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

Total amount of incentive grants awarded to date: $ 10,000

Total number of incentive grants awarded to date: 5

Typical amount of each grant: $ 2,000

OER Resources

Dartmouth OER grant initiative materials

This resource was created as part of Katie Harding's participation in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program in 2018-2019. It includes materials from the Dartmouth Open Education Initiative that can help other open education advocates to create an open education grant program at their own institutions. These are licensed openly and can be modified for use by others.

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Resource Citation:
Harding, K. (2019, May 8). Dartmouth OER grant initiative materials.

Point of Contact

Katie Harding
Teaching & Learning Librarian