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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX, United States
Official Website @TexasTech

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 35,158

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Texas Tech University is a public research institution with Carnegie Tier One research activity designation and Hispanic Serving Institution status. In 2017, Texas Tech University Libraries began outreach to the campus about open education resources, created an affordable textbook publishing program and became a member of the Open Textbook Network. In the same year, Texas legislature passed a law that requires institutions to indicate if an open textbook is available for a course and to disseminate to students info about availability of courses that use Open Education Resources.

Campus Details

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OER Programs

Affordable Textbook Publishing Program

Texas Tech University Libraries' Affordable Textbook Publishing Program allows instructors to develop low-cost textbooks for courses. It is ideal for courses for which an open educational resource does not currently exist. This program is hosted by the Libraries, in partnership with the University Press.

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Duration: 10/2017 - Present

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

Primary OER Strategy: OER Publication

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Job Description

Open Textbook Adoption Program

Texas Tech University Libraries provides help finding and integrating open textbooks and other resources in courses to increase access, retention, and participation.

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Duration: 01/2017 - Present

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Scope: OER (open course content)

Primary OER Strategy: OER Adoption

Secondary OER Strategies: OER Adaptation, OER Awareness, OER Curation, OER Review/Assessment

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Total Student Savings to Date: $ 74,130

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Point of Contact

Laura Heinz
Library Instruction Assessment and Open Educational Resources