Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 14,982
Montana State University is a public, land-grant institution. As one of our values, we state: Openness and Access: We believe in openness and equitable access in scholarship and resources. We ensure that information is readily available to our community. Our Strategic Plan has goal, 2.3 of "Expand, adapt, and diversify collections and services" and it will be measured by "Measuring the number of times highquality OER/OA materials are used."
We have two library faculty members and one staff member who work in the area of scholarly communication as some or all of their job responsibilities. We are member's of the Open Textbook Network, we have faculty with Creative Commons Licensing Certification and we had a faculty member participate in the Open Textbook Network's innaugural OER Certification Program.
We have a recently launched OER Grant Program for faculty adoption, adaption, or creation of OER for MSU undergraduate courses. MSU is a member of the TRAILS Consortium which supports OER efforts across Montana institutions of higher education.
Currently, we are pursuing establishing an award to be presented at Faculty Convocation which recognizes innovation in open education, sponsored by the Library.
Campus Entities Most Active in Efforts Advancing OER:
Library Departments Active in Efforts Advancing OER:
Academic Subjects With Greatest OER Traction:
Mechanisms to Support OER Included in the Following:
OER Staff Location:
Overview: The Initiative will fund grants to migrate existing course materials for undergraduate classes at MSU to open educational resources (OER). The amount of funding depends on the needs of the proposed project, and the reach/impact of the outcomes for MSU students.
Individuals, teams, and departments/programs may submit proposals describing a project to:
Duration: 02/2019 - Present
Program Webpage: https://www.lib.montana.edu/services/publication/oer.html
Scope: Cost-free course content, including OER
Primary OER Strategy: OER Adoption
Secondary OER Strategies: OER Adaptation, OER Awareness, OER Curation, OER Pedagogy, OER Publication, OER Review/Assessment, OER Research
Unit Housing the Program:
Source of Program Funding:
Funding from Library Departments:
Total Program Funding to Date: $ 50,000
Incentives Offered by the Program:
Conditions: Recipients are required to openly license and freely share resources created or adapted
Total amount of incentive grants awarded to date: $ 11,200
Total number of incentive grants awarded to date: 3
Typical amount of each grant: $ 3,700
MOU for Participants
This Libguide gives an overview of Open Educational Resources for Montana State University faculty. It covers finding OER, subject-specific OER resources, adapting and evaluating OER, Creative Commons and Copyright information, and OER incentives at MSU.
Montana State University (MSU) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by Doralyn Rossmann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.