New London, CT, United States
Type: Private 4-Year
Annual Enrollment: 1,900
Connecticut College is a small, private institution in New London, Connecticut with approximately 1,800 undergraduates. The current comprehensive fee is $69,970. The growing cost of college and students' inability to cover the full cost of tuition was a motivating factor in establishing an OER program at the College. Financial aid spending has increased 3.4 percent at Connecticut College since 2017.The College has funded 3 years of OER grants in order to increase OER course adoptions and encourage faculty to create open learning materials for students to be shared broadly across higher education institutions.
The OER Grant program provides financial assistance and incentive for faculty to adopt OER materials. An OER Grant is available to all teaching faculty (full-time, part-time, lecturer, and visiting) at Connecticut College. Individuals, teams, Pathways, and departments/programs are encouraged to work together for a unified adoption of OER. Faculty may only receive one grant per course.
Grant recipients must make resources available to a wider audience for several years (i.e., not a one-off, semester project). Participants are expected to emerge as leaders and mentors in the use of OER. Projects will be highlighted on the Open Educational Resources Program page of the College website. In addition, recipients will will present their work at a Connecticut College event and will contribute at least one blog post per semester related to their project for the Engage: Teaching with Technology at Connecticut College blog.
Research and technical support will be provided by Information Services to all grant recipients to ensure the successful creation and adoption of OER resources. Recipients will participate in workshops that will cover relevant topics, such as searching for open access material, copyright basics, and integration of OER into Moodle.
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Mechanisms to Support OER Included in the Following: